Friday, April 20: Read & Community Circle

Goals: Read. Track your progress. Participate in Book Talks and a Community Circle. Use appropriate discussion techniques as you speak and listen.

Announcements:

  • Block Schedule: Periods 1, 3, 5 on Monday and Tuesday; Periods 2, 4, 6 on Wednesday and Friday.
  • Performance Task Test Wednesday and Friday

 

Agenda:

1. Read, #050 #Book Love Reading Log, & Book Talks

Read for 15 minutes.

Complete your #050 #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.

2. #051 #FantasticFriday Motivational Video

Watch the video. Respond by Analyzing Craft on Socrative.com. Open the assignment in Google Classroom.  MARK AS DONE.

#051 #Fantastic Friday.jpg

3. Community Circle

Participate in a community circle. Click HERE to see the slides we use to start the conversation.

 

Homework: Read, Charge iPad

Friday, April 6: #BookLove & Community Circle

Goals: Read. Track your progress. Participate in Book Talks and a Community Circle. Use appropriate discussion techniques as you speak and listen.

Announcement:

  • LATE Work: #037 Weekly Pages 13 (Request a Regrade) &  #039 #ReadingWithoutWalls Challenge (MARK AS DONE)
  • STAR Test on Monday
  • Practice SBAC Performance Task Wednesday

Agenda:

1. Read, #040 #Book Love Reading Log, & Book Talks

Read for 15 minutes.

Complete your #040 #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.

 

2. Community Circle

Participate in a community circle. Click HERE to see the slides we use to start the conversation.

 

3. #041 Exit Ticket (Socrative / ENG7 RM 402)

EVALUATING: What do you think about your #ReadingWithoutWalls book so far? Explain.

 

Homework: Read, Charge iPad, Bring Book Tomorrow

Tuesday, January 2: Welcome Back!

Goals: Participate in a community circle. Review The Outsiders Unit Goals. Revise and publish one of your close reading responses.

Announcements:

  • Still waiting for 4 students to 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.
  • Because we missed a week and a half of school, there will be no mid-year writing portfolio assessment. There will still be an end-of-year writing portfolio.
  • If you are finished reading The Outsiders, be sure you have another book to read. Reading Logs are still turned in in Fridays.
  • To work ahead on The Outsiders unit, visit the website: bit.ly/staygoldGV

1) Agenda

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

Agenda Jan. 2

2) Community Circle

Today’s circle will have two rounds. Click through the slide deck below to read about circle norms and to see today’s questions.

Before you complete the second round of the circle, watch this “Terrific Tuesday” motivational video. As you watch, use the cognitive strategy Analyzing Author’s Craft.

Analyzing Author's Craft_Sentence Stems

3) 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.

4)  Revise Your Close Reading Responses and Publish Your Favorite on Socrative.

 

HOMEWORK: Outsiders Ch. 1 – 6, At Least 6 Close Reading Responses, Done with Outsiders? Read Another Book

Reading Workshop & Community Circle

Open Book with Reading Workshop Text

Goal: Read and log the pages for this week. Participate in our community circle. Speak and listen from the heart.

DUE: R/W notebook with decorated title page

1) Reading Workshop

Read for 15 minutes. Log the title, author, page number and finish the sentence “I’m at the part where…” Today you will record that information in your agenda. Next week you will use your iPads to record your reading on a Google Doc. Click HERE to see the digital Reading Log.

2) R/W Notebook

Finish numbering the pages of your reading-writing notebook. Place your notebook on the back shelf for storage.

3) Community Circle

This week we have discussed the importance of positive relationships. A community circle is one way we can make sure our relationships stay positive and supportive. In this class we will have community circles at least twice a month, usually every other Friday.

See the slides below or click HERE for community circle guidelines.

Homework: Read 30 minutes daily. Bring your book on Tuesday.