Monday, March 19: Rhyme and Show What You Know

Click HERE for Unit 7: Poetry Workshop HyperDoc

Learning Targets: Read. Participate in book talks. Write a rhyming poem showing your understanding of poetry terms. If you are done, enjoy preferred activity time.

Announcements:

  • Absent Last Week: Check the blog, Complete #BookLove Reading Log, Complete Flocabulary: What Is Poetry?
  • Finish Argument Draft (Late)
  • Make-Up Speeches
  • Make-Up: Monitor & Discuss Assessment
  • Flocabulary Poetry Quiz: Restudy and request a regrade (below 80% or below 3 on NEO).
  • Quarter 3 Reading Ladder Reflection: Thursday–Complete Books I Finished column

 

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: What Is Poetry? OR PAT

Click HERE to go to the Poetry Workshop HyperDoc.

Finish the following parts: Connect, Learn, and Create Rhyming Poem.

When you create your rhyming poem on Flocabulary, be sure to use at least 4 or 5 poetic terms. Show you understand the meaning of the words.

NOTE: If you earned below 80% on the Flocabulary: What Is Poetry Quiz (or below a 3 on NEO), study again and request a retake.

If you are finished with all parts, enjoy your PAT.

 

 

4) Exit & Debrief

What is your progress on the book you are reading?

To answer the question, to Google Classroom and open #025 Exit Ticket.

 

Homework: Read, Charge Your iPad, Finish Flocabulary: What Is Poetry?

Friday, March 16: Write Your Own Rhyme

Click HERE for Unit 7: Poetry Workshop HyperDoc

Learning Targets: Read. Update your reading log (track your progress). Show what you know about poetic terms on a quiz and in a rhyme.

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday? Check the blog and complete the Flocabulary What Is Poetry? VOCAB and READ & RESPOND
  • Book Talks Monday 3/19

 

1) Read and Update #BookLove Reading Log

EXAMPLE for 3/16

 

2) Flocabulary: What Is Poetry? QUIZ and CREATE

  • Study your VOCAB flash cards to prepare for the quiz. It will count as an assessment grade. When you are ready, press QUIZ to take the quiz.
  • CREATE your own rhyme using the poetic terms. Watch the How-to video in Flocabulary before you start. Your rhyme must show you understand the meanings of the poetic terms. Press Save when you are done.
  • If you finish early, revise your argument draft  and complete the Request a Regrade form (see tabs above) or go to noredink.com and work your assignments.

NOTE: If you earn lower than 70% on the Flocabulary QUIZ, please study your flash cards and Request a Regrade.

Homework: Read, Charge iPad, Flocabulary: What Is Poetry? (QUIZ & CREATE)

March 12: Meet in the Library for a Poetry Read-Around

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Learning Targets: Read. Participate in book talks. Read a few poems from different poetry anthologies.

Announcements:

  • Absent Friday? Check the blog, Make-Up Speech, Turn in Argument Draft to G Classroom
  • Make-Up: Monitor & Discuss Assessment
  • Regrade for Written Argument: Revise based on my feedback. Request a regrade (lower than 3).
  • Congrats to Argument Speech Winners! (Stay Tuned)

1)  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) Book Talks

4) Make-Up Argument Speeches & Congratulations to the Winners!

5) Poetry ReadAround

Spend about 4 minutes with each book. If you like one, you can check it out.

6) Browse & Checkout or Renew Library Books

After you finish browsing and checking out books, sit down and read.

6)  Exit & Debrief

Socrative / ENG7RM402–> EVALUATING: What book are your reading? Why did you choose it?

Homework: Read, Charge Your iPad, Revise Argument from Feedback, LATE written arguments

March 9: Take a Stand! Speeches Day 2

Click HERE for Unit 6: Take a Stand! Site

Learning Target: Give your speech with appropriate volume, pronunciation, and eye contact. Listen and take notes on your classmates’ topics and whether you agree or disagree.

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday? Check the blog and make sure you are ready with your speech.
  • Book Talks Monday
  • Make-Up: Monitor & Discuss Assessment
  • Regrade for Argument Speech: Make a video and email it to amcmillan@sbunified.org I will post it on the home page of NEO.
  • Google Classroom Done / Turn In: Only press done or Turn in if you are actually finished!

 

1) Read / Log / Book Talk

Read for 15 minutes.

Complete this week’s #BookLove Reading Log.

Participate in book talks by giving a book talk or by jotting down titles in your Next Reads list.

Requirements for 60-Second Booktalk

 

2) Give Speech / Listen to Classmates and Take Notes

On your notes, write each speaker’s name, topic, and check agree / disagree based on what you think about the claim.

 

3) Vote!

Vote on the top three speakers. You will find the voting form in Google classroom. Justify your choices with three reasons. Keep in mind the following learning targets for a point 3.0 score:

The speaker will—
– Introduce a clear claim about a controversial issue.
– Acknowledge alternate or opposing claims.
– Organize reasons and evidence logically.
– Maintain a formal style, avoiding slang or texting language.
– Conclude with a final thought on the controversial issue.

AND

– Use eye contact and adequate volume (speak loud enough for people to hear).
– Pronounce words clearly.

4) Exit Ticket

 

Homework: Read, Charge iPad, Practice Giving Your Speech / Late Argument Essays (Turn in to Google Classroom)

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

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, January 5: Outsiders Ch. 11 & Evaluating

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Goals: Read Chapter 11 and complete 11 close reading strategies.

Announcements:

  • You should have 10 close reading responses done today. I will give you points and feedback based on your work so far.
  • Finish The Outsiders by Tuesday 1/9 (last day). All Outsiders activities, including Newsela and No Red Ink, are due Friday 1/12.
  • If you are done with The Outsiders, get a new book to read.

1) Read

2) Update #BookLove Reading Log

Record your reading from over the break and this week. Remember to include The Outsiders.

EXAMPLE

 

 

3) Workshop Time

5) EXIT TICKET

 

HOMEWORK: Read Ch. 11 & Complete 11 Close Reading Responses, Read a Newsela article or complete the No Red Ink Pretest