Thursday, November 9: Happiness Organizer

GOAL: Identify textual evidence to explain how people achieve happiness.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Check starter grades. Redo if you do not earn full credit.
  • Requesting a Regrade. You need to make significant improvements and explain exactly what you did in order to improve your grade.
  • Absent yesterday? Complete “Truth” annotation in Google Classroom and complete the assessment in Commonlit.org.

DUE TODAY: Weekly Pages 6

1) Starter

Complete the starter question in Google Classroom. You will be asked the following question:

Revising Meaning

2) Check Weekly Pages 6: Does it have the date and title? Is it in your English folder?

3) Happiness Graphic Organizer

happiness organizer

  • Go to Google Classroom and open the Happiness Graphic Organizer in Docs.
  • Use the iPad split screen function to look at Safari or Chrome at the same time.
  • Login to Commonlit.org with Google.
  • Reread each article listed on the organizer. Add 2 or 3 details about happiness to the left column in the organizer.
  • You may copy facts (command C) and paste them (command V) in the left column.
  • After you have facts for each article, write your own commentary in the right side. Explain how each fact shows a way to achieve happiness.

4) Debrief

Homework: Read (2 weeks reading on next week’s log). Charge your iPad.

Wednesday, November 8: “Truth” and Happiness

Goals: Add list about what makes you happy. Read and reread the poem “Truth” and make a conclusion about the author’s message.

Announcements:

  • You should be DONE with first two happiness assignments.
  • Absent yesterday? Log in to Commonlit.org and complete the first two articles.
  • Even though the reading log is not checked this week, you sill need to read every day. Next week’s reading will count double.

1) Starter

Complete the starter on Google Classroom. You will be asked to answer the following question:

2) “Wonderful Wednesday” Video: “What Makes You Happy?”

  • Open your English Journal Doc where you started a list of what makes you happy for Weekly Pages 6. Click HERE for the directions.
  • MAKING CONNECTIONS: Watch the video “What Makes You Happy?” As you watch, think about whether or not you relate to any of the experiences.
  • Add new ideas to your happiness list.

3) Read and Annotate “Truth”

First open the poem “Truth” on Google Classroom. It will be a PDF. Read the poem at least 3 times. Annotate the PDF using the tools in Google Classroom.

  • FIRST READ: Read and write a questions (Asking Questions)
  • SECOND READ: Read and choose a golden line (Analyzing Craft)
  • THIRD READ: Read your golden line out loud and listen to others’s lines. What do you notice? (Analyzing Craft)

4) Commonlit.org: “Truth”

  • Go to Commonlit.org and log in with Google.
  • Read the poem “Truth.”
  • Answer the guided question and assessment questions.

5) Finished? Choose from “What to Do When You Are Done” List

HOMEWORK: Read. Charge iPad. Finish all Commonlit.org texts. Complete Weekly Pages 6 (150 words)

 

Tuesday, November 7: You Can Buy Happiness If It Is an Experience

Goals: Read and annotate an article about happiness. Write a list of things (and experiences) that make you happy.

Announcements:

  • Sign up for book talks (attached below)
  • Class preparation = bring book, bring iPad, bring pen or pencil, r/w notebook stored here
  • Narrative grades: See comments in 3 places–on the Doc, Classroom, and our blog. You are encouraged to revise and request a regrade
  • Absent yesterday? Happiness #1 on Commonlit.org

1) Starter

Click HERE to answer the starter question in Google Classroom.

Summarizing

2) Commonlit.org: Happiness #2   “You Can Buy Happiness If It Is an Experience”

3) Weekly Pages #6 in English Journal

  • Write your weekly pages at the top of the English Journal Doc. Find your Doc in your English folder in Drive.
  • For Weekly Pages 6, write a list of things and/or experiences that make you happy. Use numbers or bullet points to make your list.
  • Write  150 to 200 words for full credit. If you finish your list, but you don’t have enough words, you can either explain why each item makes you happy OR you can start another writing entry. For ideas on what to write, go to https://goo.gl/ysTnz8
  • The slides below explain WHAT to write and HOW to format your Doc.

 

4) Debrief and Pack Up

 

Homework: Read. Charge Your iPad. Complete Weekly Pages 6 (Due Thursday).

 

Monday, November 6: Reading Workshop & “Study: High Incomes Don’t Bring You Happiness”

Open book and reading workshop text

Goals: Read. Track progress. Participate in book talks. Read and annotate an article about happiness. Take notes on the definitions of happiness.

Announcements:

  • Sign up for book talks (right sidebar)
  • Class preparation = bring book, bring iPad, bring pen or pencil, r/w notebook stored here
  • Narrative grades: See comments in 3 places–on the Doc, Classroom, and our blog. You are encouraged to revise and request a regrade
  • Absent Friday? Update reading log

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 GV agenda. You can see the full month by clicking Assignment Calendar in the right sidebar.

4) Commonlit.org: “Study: High Incomes Don’t Bring You Happiness”

  • Go to commonlit.org or click HERE.
  • Press log in.
  • Choose Google and sign in with school Google Account.
  • Add Commonlit.org to your home screen–> In Safari, press the 3 dots. Choose share button (square with arrow). +Add to home screen.
  • Click the assignment that is due today: “Study: High Incomes Don’t Bring You Happiness.”
  • Read the directions at the top and get started!

NOTE: As you read, try out the different tools, including the highlighter and dictionary.

If you finish early, start on the  “Happiness Graphic Organizer” assignment available in Google Classroom. We will use that organizer for the next two weeks to keep track of what we read.

happiness organizer

Homework: Read. Bring book Monday. Charge iPad.

Friday, November 3: Reading Workshop & Happiness Text #1

Open book and reading workshop text

Goals: Read. Track progress. Participate in book talks. Read and annotate an article about happiness. Take notes on the definitions of happiness.

Announcements:

– Sign up for book talks (on class blog)
– Class preparation = bring book, bring iPad, bring pen or pencil, r/w notebook stored here.
– Narrative grades: You are encouraged to revise and request a regrade.
– Absent yesterday? Download Destiny app and browse. Return / renew / checkout library books.

1) Read & Update #BookLove Reading Log (See teacher example linked HERE)

  • Open your #BookLove Reading Log in Google Drive.
  • Update the pages you read this week.
  • If you finished a book, update the blue columns.

EXAMPLE

Reading Log Example

2) Book Talks: Kimberly & Isabella

  • 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) Commonlit.org: “Study: High Incomes Don’t Bring You Happiness”

  • Go to commonlit.org or click HERE.
  • Press log in.
  • Choose Google and sign in with school Google Account.
  • Add Commonlit.org to your home screen–> In Safari, press the 3 dots. Choose share button (square with arrow). +Add to home screen.
  • Click the assignment that is due today: “Study: High Incomes Don’t Bring You Happiness.”
  • Read the directions at the top and get started!

NOTE: As you read, take notes on the different definitions of happiness that exist and how they are affected by money. Type the definitions on the “Happiness Graphic Organizer” assignment available in Google Classroom. We will use that organizer for the next two weeks to keep track of what we read.

happiness organizer

Homework: Read. Bring book Monday. Charge iPad.