Wednesday, May 2: Start Reading Among the Hidden

THIS CLASS IS 108 MINUTES (BLOCK SCHEDULE)

Click HERE for the Among the Hidden Unit 9 website.

Learning Targets: Track your thinking with cognitive strategies. Refer to the text. Elaborate on your responses. Take a stand on several controversial issues. Articulate your point of view. Keep an open mind. Reflect on your own learning. Revise your work.

Announcements:

  • Check NEO for missing work: #053 #BookLove Reading Log, #022 Visible Poem
  • Schedule Book Talks
  • iPad Reminders
  • Quarter 4 Reading Ladder Reflection May 21
  • Today’s bell schedule
  • Thank You Gift from Mr. Ortega

 

1) #054  Agenda

Open assignment #054 in Google Classroom and find the Unit Calendar (or click HERE). Copy this week’s assignments in your agenda. For the full month view and active links, click Assignment Calendar in the right sidebar.

 

2) #055 STARTER: Wake-Up Wednesday Video

Open the #055 Starter in Google Classroom. Read the directions. Click HERE to see the Thought Log.

Press MARK AS DONE when you are finished.

 

3) Check Out Among the Hidden from the Library.

 

4) #056 Among the Hidden Unit Website

Click HERE to go to the website or type bit.ly/ATHUnit9 into your browser.

Explore by clicking on all tabs. Skim the various assignments.

What questions might a student have about this unit?

 

5) Read and #058 Thought Log

Open your copy of #058 Thought Log in Google Classroom. Read the directions carefully.  You will type on this log daily as we read.

Start reading Among the Hidden.  Remember, that you will be tracking your thinking when we finish. As you read today, visualize the characters and setting. Make predictions about what will happen next.

After reading for 30 to 40 minutes, write your first Thought Log entry. Work on elaborating your response. Say more than you normally would. Be sure to spend a couple of minutes revising what you wrote.

 

Homework: Read, Charge Your iPad, Continue Reading Your Self-Selected Reading Book

Friday, January 19: Continuing to View The Outsiders

Goal: Learn the discipline-specific words to discuss films. Take notes on when and how filmmaking strategies are used in The Outsiders. Evaluate the effect of each strategy. 

Announcements:

  • Congratulations to those who completed the Reading Ladder Reflection! I am proud of you for completing your first semester of seventh grade.
  • I am waiting for 12 people to complete the Reading Ladder Reflection
  • I am waiting for 3 Close Reading Responses
  • Absent Yesterday? Complete Reading Ladder Reflection (50 point assessment grade)
  • Book Talk Signups for Monday! (Tim and ???)

1) Check Reading Ladder Qtr 2 AND Complete Reading Log for Week of 1/19

Open your #BookLove Reading Log and scroll to Quarter 2 Reading Ladder Reflection

Look for a ✔ – , ✔, or ✔+ and / or comments in red. Your overall grade is in NEO. Please see the NEO rubric for details.

TEACHER EXAMPLE

Next, complete your reading log for this week.

TEACHER EXAMPLE

 

2) Continue Comparing The Outsiders (Film vs. Book) Step Two

Open your own copy of the note taking Doc in Google Classroom or Drive. Read the directions for Part 2.

As we watch the film, take notes when you see a particular filmmaking strategy being used. You must have at least one entry each day, but you are encouraged to write more than one.

 

3) Exit Routine

Before you leave, complete the routine outlined below:

 

Wednesday, January 17: Introduction to Film Terms

Goal: Learn the discipline-specific words to discuss films. Take notes on when and how filmmaking strategies are used in The Outsiders. Evaluate the effect of each strategy. 

Announcements:

  • Starters are different this week. Each day you will start by opening the Google Doc we are working on in order to review what we completed the day before.
  • Missing =  1 permission letter to watch the film.
  • Absent Friday? Complete Reading Log. Take Outsiders Final Assessment (in Google Classroom).

1) Starter

  • Go to Google Classroom or Drive. Open the Comparing The Outsiders you started yesterday.
  • Add one more response analyzing the craft of the book (Parts A and B).
  • Make sure you have at least two responses analyzing the craft of the film (Parts C and D).
  • Be ready to share your thoughts.

2) Comparing The Outsiders (Film vs. Book) Step Two

Open your own copy of the note taking Doc in Google Classroom or Drive. Read the directions for Part 2.

As we watch the film, take notes when you see a particular filmmaking strategy being used. You must have at least one entry each day, but you are encouraged to write more than one.

 

3) Exit Routine

Before you leave, complete the routine outlined below:

 

Tuesday, January 16: Comparing The Outsiders (Film vs. Book)

Goal: Compare the exposition of the film with the exposition of the novel. Analyze the author’s and filmmaker’s craft.

Announcements:

  • Close Reading Responses are graded in NEO. Click rubric for an explanation of your score. Congratulations to those of you who finished! I am proud of the way you showed your knowledge of the cognitive strategies.
  • Missing =  2 permission letters to watch the film and 5 Close Reading Responses.
  • Absent Friday? Complete Reading Log. Take Outsiders Final Assessment (in Google Classroom).

1) Meet in the Library.

Return The Outsiders. Check out a new book (or books).

2) Agenda

Write this week’s assignments in your agenda. You can click assignment calendar (right sidebar) for the full month view.

 

3) Comparing The Outsiders (Film vs. Book)

  • Open your own copy of the note taking Doc in Google Classroom.
  • Complete Step 1, Part A and B

  • Watch the first 5 or 10 minutes of the film. Complete Part C.

 

4) Exit Routine

Before you leave, complete the routine outlined below:

 

Friday, January 12: Reflect & Relate

Outsiders Website: bit.ly/staygoldGV 

Goals: Reflect on what you learned from The Outsiders unit. 

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday? Complete starter and all Outsiders activities. You will be called to the library to make up the STAR test.
  • I still need 5 parent signatures in order for us to watch The Outsiders.
  • Make sure you have turned in your 15 Close Reading Responses to Google Classroom.
  • Meet in the library Tuesday. Bring your Outsiders book to turn in. If you have any other library books, bring those to renew or turn in.
  • Book Talks resume next Friday. Use the form to sign up (right sidebar).
  • Coming Up! Reading Ladder Reflection 1/17

1) Reading Workshop / Reading Log

Take out your book and read silently.

Complete your #BookLove Reading Log for this week. Book Talks resume next Friday. Please sign up on the form (right sidebar).

TEACHER EXAMPLE

 

2) Reading and Writing Workshop

  1. Finish reading The Outsiders and finish 15 Close Reading Responses. Click HERE to open the assignment in Google Classroom. Note that this assignment is now late, so you will earn partial credit.
  2. Outsiders Final: Click HERE to open the Final Assessment and Reflection form in Google Classroom.
  3. Done?
    1. Make sure you have completed all No Red Ink and Newsela assignments
    2. Choose a Bonus Points activity from The Outsiders site. There is one in the Research tab and one in the Nonfiction tab:  bit.ly/staygoldGV 
    3. See the options in What to Do When Are Done (right sidebar).

3) Exit Routine

Before you leave, complete the routine outlined below:

Tuesday, January 9: When I Stepped Out into the Bright Sunlight from the Darkness…

Image Credit: @DrGarcia via Flickr

Outsiders Website: bit.ly/staygoldGV 

Goals: Proofread and turn in Close Reading Responses. Read and annotate one nonfiction article. Complete the No Red Ink pretest.

Announcements:

  • You can find all Outsiders work at  bit.ly/staygoldGV
  • If you are done with The Outsiders, get a new book to read.
  • Newsela app: You can save your annotations. It is hard to see the Save button because it is white text on a white background. Just press annotate, type your response, and find the very hard-to-read Save button on the lower right.
  • Turn in the Outsiders movie permission letter to the Completed Work box.
  • Download Google Chrome from Self Service if you have not done so.

1) Starter

Click HERE to open the starter in Google Classroom.

On the Starter Form, answer the following questions. Use complete sentences.

  • Why is the first sentence of The Outsiders the same as the last sentence?
  • What words help you visualize the memory?

2) How to Revise from Feedback

Read the teacher comments on the close reading responses you finished last week. You should have completed 10 by Friday.

A. Read the private comment in Google Classroom. Click HERE to go directly to the assignment.

 

B.  Click on your Doc to see specific comments and suggestions about what you wrote.

C. It may be easier to view comments in Chrome: Open Chrome > Type Docs.Google.com> Press the three dots in the right corner > Select Request Desktop Version > Open the Doc with Close Reading Responses > Comments are in the boxes on the right side of your Doc.

D.  After you read the comment, make the necessary revision. Do not resolve until you have revised.

EXAMPLE of Doc with Teacher Comments (Chrome Desktop Version)

3) Workshop

Read the following checklist for today’s workshop priorities. Whatever you do not finish is homework.

4) Exit Routine

Before you leave, complete the routine outlined below:

Monday, January 8: Revising from Feedback

Image Credit: @DrGarcia via Flickr

Outsiders Website: bit.ly/staygoldGV 

Goals: Revise close reading responses from feedback. Finish the Outsiders and all 15 close reading responses.

Announcements:

  • Finish The Outsiders and all 15 close reading responses by tomorrow 1/9 (last day). All Outsiders activities, including Newsela and No Red Ink, are due Friday 1/12. You can find all Outsiders work at  bit.ly/staygoldGV
  • If you are done with The Outsiders, get a new book to read.
  • Newsela app: You can save your annotations. It is hard to see the Save button because it is white text on a white background. Just press annotate, type your response, and find the very hard-to-read Save button on the lower right.
  • Get the Outsiders movie permission letter signed tonight. We will watch the movie next week.
  • Download Google Chrome from Self Service if you have not done so.

1) Reading Workshop

Take out your book and read silently.

2) Agenda

Write this week’s assignments in your agenda. You can click assignment calendar (right sidebar) for the full month view.

 

3) Minilesson: How to Write Exemplary Close Reading Responses

Click HERE to open the example responses in Google Classroom. Annotating the Doc as a PDF, write what you notice about each response. Turn in your work to Classroom when you finish.

 

 

4) Exit Routine

Before you leave, complete the routine outlined below:

 

HOMEWORK: Finish The Outsiders and all 15 close reading responses. Get movie permission letter signed.