Wednesday, October 25: Revise & Proofread Your Narrative

Goals: Set goals for revision. Add descriptive language to help readers visualize. Add transitions to help readers summarize. Proofread for errors.

Announcements:

Writing Workshop

Revise & Publish in 5 Steps

  1. Revise and Proofread Your Narrative (Steps 1 to 4) :

    •  Open Draft Your Narrative from Google Drive.
    • Use the Revise and Publish in 5 Steps handout to guide your work today.
    • Check off each item as you complete it.
    • Complete steps 1 to 4 today.
  2. If you finish steps 1 to 4—

    • Congratulations! You are ready to publish.
    • Follow the directions for step 5: Publish Your Draft to NEO. For a video tutorial, click here.
  3. Choose from “What to Do When You Are Done” (right sidebar)

Homework: Read. Charge iPad. Finish Revise and Publish (Steps 1 to 4)

Reading & Writing Workshop

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Goals: Read and keep track of progress. Practice editing dialogue, and show what you learned on the first quiz. Reflect on what you learned this week in your English Journal.

Announcements:

  • If your Story Structure Doc is not complete, please finish it and Request a Regrade. This is an assessment grade.
  •  The quarter ends in one week. Keep track of the pages you’ve read because you need that for your final reading assessment.
  • When you finish a Google Doc assignment, always make sure it is in your English 7  Folder and shared with amcmillan@sbunified.org. Otherwise I can’t see it!

Reading & Writing Workshop

1) Read & Update #BookLove Reading Log

Click HERE for how to give a book talk.

2) Polish your storyboard:

  • Proofread the captions. Add capitals and periods.
  • Add at least two transitions (for anchor chart click HERE).
  • Make sure you have added details to the whole square. Show the setting (time and place).

3) Photograph your storyboard and upload it to your English folder in Google Drive.

Rename the file(s): Period Last Name First Name Storyboard

4) No Red Ink: Dialogue

  • Assignment 1
  • Assignment 2
  • Quiz 1

5) What to Do When You Are Done… See ideas on the right sidebar.

Homework: Read. Charge your iPad. Complete late work (storyboard, story structure, no red ink)

 

Storyboard It

Goal: Visualize your story spine with a storyboard. Practice dialogue quotes and colon quotes in order to include them in your narratives.

Announcements:

  • Meet in the Library Tomorrow: Bring your book / ID card.
  • If you were absent yesterday, read yesterday’s blog. Complete Story Structure Ex. 1 and 2.
  • REMINDER: Do not turn in to Google Classroom. Just make sure the Doc in in your English 7 folder.

Writer’s Workshop

1) Visualize Your Narrative with a Storyboard.

Open your Story Structure Doc in Google Drive. Scroll to your final story spine with the theme (Ex. 2., Part C).

TEACHER EXAMPLE: Story Spine with Theme

Teacher example of story spine with moral

Visualize your setting, characters, and events with a storyboard.

Storyboard tips and tricks

When you finish, photograph your storyboard with your iPad camera.

2) No Red Ink Assignment #2: Dialogue Quotes and Flow Quotes

  • Log in to noredink.com. Make sure you log in with Google.
  • Press the Home tab to see your assignments. If you have late assignments, complete them first (see below).
  • If you finish early, press Practice to work on mastery of another topic.

No Red Ink Home Screen

 

Homework: Finish Storyboard, Read, Charge iPad, Meet in Library Tomorrow (Bring Book / ID)

 

 

Story Structure & Theme

Goal: Add a theme to the story spine you wrote yesterday. Practice dialogue quotes and colon quotes in order to include them in your narratives.

Announcements:

  • Overdue Library Books: Please return or renew your book today. If you don’t have it with you, write a note in your agenda to bring it back.
  • All work from last week is graded. If you need me to regrade an assignment, please use the Request a Regrade form (tab upper right).
  • If you were absent yesterday, click the Assignment Calendar (right sidebar) to write this week’s assignments in your agenda. Read yesterday’s blog and complete each activity.
  • Share English 7 folder with amcmillan@sbunified.org (1 person left!)
  • Make sure English assignments are inside the folder! (3 people are missing either the English Journal or We Are All Storytellers)
  • REMINDER: Do not turn in to Google Classroom. Just make sure the Doc in in your English 7 folder.

Writer’s Workshop

1) Story Structure: Revise Ex. 1 Part C

  • Go to Drive and open your Story Structure Doc.
  • Review exercise 1, Part C. Revise and edit.

TEACHER EXAMPLE: Ex. 1, Part C

 

2) Story Structure Ex. 2: THEME

  • After you watch the video, work on Ex. 2 Parts A, B, & C.

TEACHER EXAMPLE: EX. 2, PART C

Teacher example of story spine with moral

3) No Red Ink Assignment #2: Dialogue Quotes and Flow Quotes

  • Log in to noredink.com. Make sure you log in with Google.
  • Press the Home tab to see your assignments. If you have late assignments, complete them first (see below).
  • If you finish early, press Practice to work on mastery of another topic.

No Red Ink Home Screen

 

Homework: Finish Story Structure Ex. 2, Read, Charge iPad

 

 

No Red Ink & Weekly Pages

Quotation Marks

Learning Goal: Practice using correct capitalization and punctuation in dialogue. Choose your own topic for weekly pages, making sure you have at least two examples of dialogue or flow quotes.

Announcements

  • You should be done with Storytellers Ex. 2 and 3.  We will finish Ex. 4 tomorrow.
  • If you have an overdue library book, please return or renew it today.
  • 6 students still need to share their Google Drive English 7 folder with amcmillan@sbunified.org.
  • 3 students still need to complete the No Red Ink diagnostic. Make sure you do that before starting the first assignment.

Tech Tip: Make your Google Docs available offline. In Docs, press the three horizontal lines (upper left) and slide the bar for Make recent files available offline.

Available Offline setting

You can also make single Docs available offline by pressing the three dots and choosing Available offline.

Available Offline

Writing Workshop

1) No Red Ink

  • Complete the Diagnostic (if you have not) and Assignment 1.

No Red Ink Assignment List

  • If you don’t have anything assigned, press Learn and choose your own topic to practice. When you reach mastery of a topic, email amcmillan@sbunified.org or send a NEO message to me. You will earn 20 points in the grade book.

2) Weekly Pages 4

  • Type on your English Journal Doc: Open your Google Drive and English 7 Folder. Find your English Journal and open it.
  • Click HERE for writing ideas. You  may also choose a “What If…” idea from We Are All Storytellers Ex. 3.
  • Follow these formatting requirements:
    • Each new entry starts on top
    • Date (align left)
    • Title (center)
    • Type Weekly Pages (align left)
    • Press Share and make sure you have added amcmillan@sbunified.org (or you will not get the points!)

3) If you finish early, see the choices on the right sidebar.

Homework: Finish Weekly Pages 4 and No Red Ink Assignment #1, Read, Charge iPad