Monday, March 5: The Counterargument = Argue Back

Click HERE for Unit 6: Take a Stand Site

Open book and reading workshop text

Learning Targets: Read. Participate in book talks. Address the counterargument to your claim.

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday? Read Friday’s blog, complete #BookLove reading log, write Argument body paragraphs
  • Book Talks This Week
  • Make-Up: Monitor & Discuss Assessment
  • Quiz Retakes: You will take a second quiz today (Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning). Your score will be the highest of the two.

 

1) Read

 

2) Agenda

Copy this week’s assignments in your agenda. For the full month view and active links, click Assignment Calendar in the right sidebar.

 

3) Write Your Argument

As you write your argument today, keep the counterargument in mind. Your goal is to think ahead about how people disagree with your claim in order to prove them wrong.

Here is one graphic that might help you with structuring your essay:

 

4) Exit & Debrief (Quiz Retake)

If you are absent and you want to retake this quiz, email me or send me a message over NEO.

 

Homework: Read, Charge Your iPad, Finish Your Argument

March 2: Adding Evidence and Reasoning

Click HERE for Unit 6: Take a Stand Site

Learning Targets: Read. Track progress. Participate in Book talks. Add evidence and elaboration (reasoning) to your argument.

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday? Read yesterday’s blog for details on the Dr. Suess celebration.
  • Book talks Monday 3/5

 

1) Read

Complete this week’s reading log.

Participate in Book Talks. Write reading ideas in your My Next Reads list.

 

2) Minilesson: Adding Evidence and Reasoning

Read about Step 5: Write on  Unit 6: Take a Stand

Open your own Argument Draft from Google Classroom. Type your Draft on Docs.

Your goal for today is to write body paragraphs with evidence and reasoning to support your claim.

You  may want to refer to the anchor charts on the slide deck below.

 

3) Quiz: Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning

Go to Socrative / ENG7RM402 to take the quiz. If you are absent, you will need to make an appointment with me to make this up.

 

Homework: Read, Charge Your iPad, Argument Essay (Intro and body paragraphs)

 

Wednesday, February 28: Let’s Write!

Click HERE for Unit 6: Take a Stand Site

Learning Targets: Introduce a controversial issue. State your claim. 

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday? Read yesterday’s blog for details on MONITOR & DISCUSS
  • Book Talks Friday 3/2
  • Dr. Seuss Celebration! Pajamas on Thursday. Favorite books on Friday.

 

1) Starter: Golden 10

Complete today’s weekly work chart. Spend 10 minutes on late work or on To do when you are done.

 

2) Wake-Up Wednesday

Click HERE to open the Wake-Up Wednesday video on YouTube.

 

3) Writing Workshop: Write your introduction and first body paragraph.

Read about Step 5: Write on  Unit 6: Take a Stand.

Open your own Argument Draft from Google Classroom. Type your Draft on Docs.

Use the anchor charts on the slide deck below to help you get started.

 

4) Debrief & Exit Routine

 

Homework: Read, Charge Your iPad, Write your introduction and body paragraphs.

 

Tuesday, February 27: Monitoring Progress on Argumentative Writing

Click HERE for Unit 6: Take a Stand Site

Learning Targets: Monitor your own progress. Set goals for success.

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday? Read yesterday’s blog for details on Flocabulary
  • Book Talks Friday 3/2

 

1) Starter: Golden 10

Complete today’s weekly work chart. Spend 10 minutes on late work or on To do when you are done.

 

2) Monitor and Discuss

Go to the Google Classroom assignment titled MONITOR & DISCUSS.

Study the Why Workshop? slide presentationn

Answer the questions in Google Classroom. Respond to at least two classmates.

 

3) Workshop or PAT

Some of you will use this time to catch up Unit 6: Take a Stand. See your Weekly Work Chart in Google Classroom.

 

4) Debrief & Exit Routine

 

Homework: Read, Charge Your iPad, LATE Argument Steps 1, 2, 3 and 4

 

Monday, February 26: Fact & Opinion

Click HERE for Unit 6: Take a Stand Site

Open book and reading workshop text

Learning Targets: Read. Practice differentiating between fact and opinion.

Announcements:

1) Read

2) Agenda

Copy this week’s assignments in your agenda. For the full month view and active links, click Assignment Calendar in the right sidebar.

 

3) Flocabulary: Fact and Opinion

Click HERE for directions.

  1. WATCH: Play the video and read the lyrics.
  2. VOCAB: Press on each vocabulary word to create a flash card. Write what the word means in your own words. Next, draw an image to help you remember the word and its meaning.
  3. READ & RESPOND: Read each passage and answer the questions.

4) What to Do When You Are Done (right sidebar)

Homework: Read, Charge Your iPad, Flocabulary: Fact and Opinion

Friday, February 23: Book Checkout & Read!

Click HERE for Unit 6: Take a Stand Site

Learning Targets: Read. Track progress. Participate in book talks. Browse books in the library. Monitor your progress on writing your argument. Participate in an academic discussion.

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday? Read the blog for details on mentor text.
  • Book Talks Friday 3/2
  • Substitute on Monday = Write Your Argument
  • Raffle (end of class)

 

1) Read

 

2)  Update your #BookLove Reading Log

EXAMPLE

 

3) Book Talks

Open your My Next Reads list in Notes. Jot down any titles that interest you.

Requirements for 60-Second Booktalk

 

3) Announcements

 

4) Browse and Checkout Books

 

5) Academic Discussion

Open Google Classroom and respond to the discussion question (see image below). Reply back to at least two classmates.

 

6) Debrief & Exit Routine

 

Homework: Read, Charge Your iPad, Argument 1, 2, 3, and 4

 

Thursday, February 22: Continue Your Research & Analyze a Mentor Text

Click HERE for Unit 6: Take a Stand Site

Learning Targets: Analyze a mentor text. Identify summary, evidence, and reasoning or explanation.

Announcements:

  • Library visit tomorrow (Bring book / ID)
  • Absent yesterday? Click HERE for yesterday’s blog post. Please complete all assignments.
  • Book talks on tomorrow
  • NEO Grades–Go for a score of 3 on all assignments. Request a regrade if you don’t get a 3.
  • Work time noise level = quiet zone

 

1) Starter: Golden 10

Complete today’s weekly work chart. Spend 10 minutes on late work or on To do when you are done.

 

3) MiniLesson on Mentor Texts

Click HERE to read the lesson on the unit site.

 

3) Workshop Time

Click HERE for directions on the Unit 6: Take a Stand site. Here are today’s priorities:

1. Prompt (Do / What): Complete the activity and Turn in to Google Classroom. (LATE)

2. Topic: Explore the topics and submit the Google Form with your choices. (LATE)

3. Research: Find your second source. Take notes. Turn completed notes into Google Classroom. (LATE)

4. Mentor Text: Highlight the summary, evidence, and reasoning / explanation. Turn in to Google Classroom (DUE TOMORROW)

 

4) Debrief & Exit Routine

 

Homework: Read, Charge Your iPad, Argument 1, 2, 3, and 4, Meet in Library (Bring Book / ID)