Tuesday, December 5: Outsiders Ch. 5 & Forming Interpretations

Goals: Read. Add one or two extended close reading responses.

Announcements:

  • Congratulations to those who finished the instruction guide to happiness. Check NEO to see the scoring guide with your grade. Comments are in Google Classroom and NEO. I have not finished grading all of them yet.
  • Absent yesterday? Read yesterday’s blog post and catch up on Outsiders Ch. 4.

1) Starter

Click HERE to open the starter in Google Classroom.

Tuesday, December 5: Outsiders Ch. 5 & Forming InterpretationsSummarizing

 

2) Outsiders Ch. 5 &  Close Reading Response

  • Click HERE to open the assignment in Google Classroom.

 

  • Click HERE to open the audiobook resources in Google Classroom. You may listen and read along OR simply read.
  • Check the Find the Chapter chart to locate your place in the audiobook. If you are keeping up with the reading, you should be on Chapter 5 or beyond.
  • Use the Cognitive Strategies Booklet (see below) to help you craft high-quality responses.

3) If You Finish Early Choose One of the Following Activities:

5) EXIT TICKET

HOMEWORK: Read Ch.5, 1 – 2 Close Reading Responses

Monday, December 4: Outsiders Ch. 4 & Analyzing Craft

Goals: Read. Add one or two extended close reading responses. Analyze Hinton’s craft.

Announcements:

  • Congratulations to those who finished the instruction guide to happiness. Check NEO to see the scoring guide with your grade. Comments are in Google Classroom and NEO. I have not finished grading them yet.
  • Still waiting for 5 students to complete and publish the instruction guides to happiness. Meet with me today.
  • No Weekly Pages while we read The Outsiders. Instead, each response should be at least paragraph length.

1) Agenda

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

2) How to Write a High-Quality Close Reading Response

  • Click HERE to open the assignment in Google Classroom.
  • Read the feedback on your responses from Ch. 1 to 3.
  • Reread how to earn an A and look at the sample responses from The Hunger Games.

TEACHER EXAMPLE–DIRECTIONS AND HOW TO EARN AN A

HIGH QUALITY STUDENT EXAMPLE

  • Scroll down to see the list of transitions and transitional expressions. Be sure to use at least one in each response. Highlight the transition so that I can find it easily.

3)  Read Ch. 4 and Write 1 – 2 Close Reading Responses

  • Click HERE to open the audiobook resources in Google Classroom. You may listen and read along OR simply read.
  • Check the Find the Chapter chart to locate your place in the audiobook. If you are keeping up with the reading, you should be on Chapter 4 or beyond.
  • Use the Cognitive Strategies Booklet (see below) to help you craft high-quality responses.

4) If You Finish Early Choose One of the Following Activities:

5) EXIT TICKET

HOMEWORK: Read Ch.4, 1 – 2 Close Reading Responses

Thursday, November 30: Outsiders Chapter 2 & Close Reading

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Goals: Read Chapter 2. Choose a cognitive strategy to respond. Add a transition word.

Announcements:

  • Instruction Guide to Happiness: Congratulations to those who have published their explanatory writing piece (Instruction Guide to Happiness). If you have not revised, proofread, and published yet, please do so today for partial credit.
  • Absent Yesterday? Read the blog from yesterday. Be sure to complete the starter, read Ch. 1, and complete one close reading response.
  • Outsiders Research: If you did not complete the Outsiders research in the library, please finish it for homework. If you finish by Friday, you can still earn full credit.
  • Changes to Assignment Calendar: Click HERE to see the revised calendar for this week.

1) Starter

Click HERE to open the starter in Google Classroom.

Summarizing

 

2) Read Outsiders Ch. 2

 

3) Close Reading Response

Click HERE to read about how to respond to what you read in The Outsiders.

For your own copy of the assignment, go to Google Classroom (click HERE).

Use the Cognitive Strategies Booklet to write an extended response (2 – 3 complete sentences).

 

4) Workshop Time

  • Finish your Instruction Guide to Happiness
  • Finish your Outsiders Research
  • Finish reading Ch. 1 or start reading and annotating your first nonfiction article in Newsela. Click HERE for directions on getting started.

 

5) EXIT TICKET

HOMEWORK: Read Ch. 2, 1 – 2 Close Reading Responses, Finish Outsiders Research

 

 

Wednesday, November 29: The Outsiders Chapter 1

Goals: Read Outsiders Ch. 1. Respond with Planning and Goal Setting.

Announcements:

  • If you did not finish the Outsiders research yesterday, please complete it on your own. You can find your copy in Google Drive.
  • Congratulations! 10 Students have publish their explanatory writing (Instruction Guide to Happiness). If you have not published, points will be subtracted beginning today.

1) Starter

Click HERE to answer the starter question in Google Classroom.

Watch the “Wake-Up” Wednesday video and use the cognitive strategy Making Predictions to respond.

 

2) Read Outsiders Ch. 1

3) Close Reading Response

Click HERE to read about how to respond to what you read in The Outsiders.

For your own copy of the assignment, go to Google Classroom (click HERE).

4) Workshop Time

  • Finish your Instruction Guide to Happiness
  • Finish your Outsiders Research
  • Finish reading Ch. 1 or start reading and annotating your first nonfiction article in Newsela. Click HERE for directions on getting started.

5) EXIT TICKET

Homework: Outsiders Ch. 1, Close Reading Response