Friday, April 13: #BookLove & PAT Time

Goals: Read. Track your progress. Participate in Book Talks.

Announcements:

  • Late Work: #044 Weekly Pages 14 (Request a Regrade) &  #043 Commonlit.org (Request a Regrade)
  • STAR Test on Monday
  • Quarter 4 Book Talks–>#048 in Google Classroom.
  • #YouCanLearnAnything Starter–>Click HERE to some 4.o responses.

Agenda:

1. Read, #049 #Book Love Reading Log, & Book Talks

Read for 15 minutes.

Complete your #049 #BookLove Reading Log. MARK AS DONE in Google Classroom.

TEACHER EXAMPLE

 

Participate in book talks by giving a talk or by jotting ideas on your My Next Reads list.

See the graphics below for how to give a book talk and for how you will earn points.

 

 

2. PAT

If you completed the activities for #043 CommonLit.org–Watch Out: Cell Phones Can Be Addictive, you have earned a PAT (Preferred Activity Time). Thank you for your respectful behavior with the substitute.

NOTE: Some students still need to complete #044 Weekly Pages 14 about the same article. I recommend you complete that assignment before you start your PAT.

 

Homework: Read, Charge iPad, SBAC Testing Begins Monday (Go to Sleep Early & Eat Breakfast)

Monday, February 12: Reading Workshop & Argument Writing Seed #1

Goal: Read and keep track of progress. Participate in book talks. Start writing Weekly Pages 11 (Writing Seed #1)  

Announcement:

  • Unit 5: What Makes a Good Argument Progress Check: Some of you still need to turn in Expanding Summary #1 and finish all activities for Newsela Article #2. Click HERE for the directions.
  • GVJHS Spelling Bee: RM 315 at Lunch on Wednesday, February 14. Click the following links for more information:

1) Reading Workshop

Read for 15 minutes. Participate in book talks by either presenting or by listening and adding to your My Next Reads list in the Notes app.

Open book and reading workshop text

Requirements for 60-Second Booktalk

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) Weekly Pages 11: Writing Seed 1

Click HERE for the list of argumentative writing seeds.

Set up your English Journal with today’s date and the title Weekly Pages 10 on the top of the Doc.

4) 4-Point Grading Scale

Click HERE for the link to see the 4-point grading scale.

5) Debrief & Exit

Click HERE to open the #MotivationalMonday video in YouTube

Homework: Read, Charge Your iPad,  LATE Newsela #2 and Summary #2

Friday, February 9: Read & Finish Your Summary

Open book and reading workshop text

Goals: Read. Track progress. Participate in book talks. Complete your Summary of an opinion article. Reflect and relate.

1) Read & Complete Your Log

Take out your book and read.

After reading time, open your #Book Love Reading Log in Drive and complete your entry for this week.

EXAMPLE

 

2) Book Talks

As you listen to the book talks, jot down any you may want to read on your My Next Reads list in Notes.

EXAMPLE

3) Workshop

Click HERE to open Unit 5: What Makes a Good Argument?

  • Finish Expanding Summary #1 in order to turn it in to Google Classroom. If you need help with Part 4, use the sentence beginnings in the example below.

EXAMPLE 

 

  • Go back to the Unit 5: What Makes a Good Argument? HyperDoc.
  • Finish any activity you left incomplete.
  • Continue to the end of the unit: Reflect & Relate and Next Steps
  • If you finish early, choose from What to Do When You Are Done

4) Debrief & Exit Routine

Homework: Finish All Unit 5: What Makes a Good Argument?, Read & Bring Book, Charge iPad

 

 

Monday, February 5: Reading Workshop & Reading Arguments

Goal: Read and keep track of progress. Participate in book talks. Start writing weekly pages 10 (your choice).  Complete work for Newsela article #1.

Announcements:

  • AbsentFriday? Complete your reading log and send me a message (email or NEO), so I can assign points. Make sure you have an independent reading book.
  • Bring fully charged iPad daily.
  • Unit 5: What Makes a Good Argument Progress Check: About half of you are ready to move on to the expanding summary or article #2. Half are still working on completing article #1.

1) Reading Workshop

Read for 15 minutes. Participate in book talks by either presenting or by listening and adding to your My Next Reads list in the Notes app.

Open book and reading workshop text

 

Requirements for 60-Second Booktalk

 

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) Weekly Pages 10

Click HERE to see writing ideas for your weekly pages. I recommend practicing with one of the following ideas to practice with argument writing:

 

Set up your English Journal with today’s date and the title Weekly Pages 10 on the top of the Doc.

 

4) Newsela Article #1 & Learning Targets

Your score in NEO reflects whether or not you have met the following learning target for reading informational materials:

LEARNING TARGET:  RI 7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. 

Check your score in NEO to see your progress. The slides embedded below have a simplified version of the scoring system. For a more detailed look, click on the assignment name Newsela Article #1

 

5) Workshop

Homework: Read & Bring Book, Charge Your iPad, Weekly Pages 10 (Due Thursday), LATE Newsela #1

Monday, January 29: Reading Workshop

Goal: Read and keep track of progress. Participate in book talks. Start writing weekly pages 9 (your choice). Participate in a community-building activity in order to build stronger relationships.

Announcements:

  •  5 winners for most persuasive Would You Rather? speeches
  • AbsentFriday? Complete your reading log and send me a message (email or NEO), so I can assign points.
  • Bring fully charged iPad daily
  • Turn in missing / incomplete work:
    • 2 Would You Rather? Speeches
    • 3 Missing Weekly Pages 8 / English Journal
    • 2 Missing Reading Log Entries

1) Reading Workshop

Read for 15 minutes. Participate in book talks by either presenting or by listening and adding to your My Next Reads list in the Notes app.

Open book and reading workshop text

 

Requirements for 60-Second Booktalk

 

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) Make-Up Would You Rather? Speeches

4) Weekly Pages 9

Click HERE to see writing ideas for your weekly pages. I recommend practicing with one of the following ideas to practice with argument writing:

 

Set up your English Journal with today’s date and weekly pages 9 on the top of the Doc.

 

 

Homework: Read & Bring Book, Charge Your iPad, Weekly Pages 9 (Due Thursday)

 

 

 

 

Friday, January 26: Would You Rather? Mini-Speeches Day 2

Goal: Read and keep track of progress. Participate in book talks. Say an argument with a clear claim, support, and a consideration of the counterargument. Listen to your classmates’s arguments.

Announcements:

  • Missing Weekly Pages 8
  • Absent Yesterday? Complete the starter, and be prepared to give your speech. Complete the starter.
  • Bring Fully Charged iPad Daily

1) Read

Open book and reading workshop text

 

 

2) #BookLove Reading Log

Fill out your reading log for this week ending in 1/26. Make sure your reading log is in your English folder in Drive.

3) Book Talks

Requirements for 60-Second Booktalk

4) Mini-Argument Speeches

 

Read the speaking tips below to prepare for your mini-argument speech.

As you listen to your classmates’s speeches, take notes on what you hear. You will vote on the top three most persuasive arguments. Take notes on the top of your English Journal Doc.

5) Vote & Debrief

Go to Google Classroom and open the voting form. Vote for the top 3 most convincing speeches.

Final Question: What makes a good argument? Give at least three ideas.

Homework: Read & Bring Book, Charge Your iPad

 

 

 

 

Monday, November 27: Reading Workshop & Revise from Feedback

Open book and reading workshop text

Goals: Read. Participate in book talks. Respond to feedback on your instruction guide draft.

Announcements:

  • We start a new unit tomorrow: Unit 4 The Outsiders
  • On Finishing Unit 3 Explanatory Writing (Instruction Guide): Your completed draft was due Friday before break. Some students did not finish. This is now homework for you until you finish. After Wed. 11/29, late writing will earn partial credit.
  • Meet in the library tomorrow. Bring the book(s) you checked out last time to renew or turn in. Bring your ID for a faster checkout.

1) Read

2) Book Talks

As you listen, keep track of what you hear on your Next Reads list (in Notes). Sign up for a book talk (right sidebar).

Requirements for 60-Second Booktalk

3) Agenda

Copy this week’s assignments in your agenda. For the month view, click HERE.

Agenda Nov. 27

4) Revise from Feedback

  • Click HERE to go to the How to Be Happy When… assignment in Google Classroom.
  • Reread the steps on the Road Map. What do you still need to complete?
  • Find the feedback to your draft (in Google Classroom). Reply back to what I wrote: Say thank you and explain what you plan to revise or complete. If you have a question, write it here.
  • Open your own Instruction Guide (in Drive). If you want, open it in split screen so you can still see the feedback.
  • You have the rest of class to revise, polish, and publish the guide. If you already published on Friday, there is no need to share your link again. Your revisions will automatically appear.

5) Exit Ticket: Socrative

Homework: Read 30 minutes daily. Charge iPad. Revise, Proofread, & Publish Instruction Guide (DUE Wed.). Bring Book(s)/ID to Library Tomorrow.