Thursday, February 8: Expanding Summary #2

Goal: Summarize an opinion article in four different ways: 1) image, 2) slogan or bumper sticker, 3) concise 25 words, and 4) 100 words with source citation

Announcement:

  • Due Today: Weekly Pages 10
  • Book Talks Tomorrow

1) Starter

Go to Google Classroom and open today’s starter. When you finish, click See Previous Responses. Be prepared to share your own response or someone else’s.

Summarizing

THURSDAY (SUMMARIZING): Summarize the basic gist of the Newsela article we read this week: “Bullying Is Still Generally Accepted or Defended In Kids Sports.” If you need a way to start try this: The basic gist of the article is…

2) Mini-lesson: Expanding Summary

Click HERE to open the Unit 5: What Makes a Good Argument? Scroll to Expanding Summary #2:

Click HERE for today’s slides about how to write an expanding summary.

3) Workshop Time: Unit 5: What Makes a Good Argument?

Click HERE to open the Unit 5 HyperDoc.

Your goal is to complete Expanding Summary #2 by the end of the class period.

If you finish early—

  • Complete all activities for Newsela articles #1, #2, and #3.
  • Complete Weekly Pages 10.
  • Choose from What to Do When You Are Done.

4) Debrief & Exit Routine

Homework: Read, Charge iPad, Read & Bring Book, Expanding Summary #2, Late Newsela #2

Tuesday, February 6: Expanding Summary

Goal: Summarize the article about social media in 4 different ways. Use TAG (title, author, genre) to cite source information.

Announcements

  • If you were absent, read yesterday’s blog post. You are responsible for completing all assignments: read, start weekly pages 10, finish Newsela #1, complete your GV agenda
  • Thank you to those who completed last week’s assignments for Newsela #1. If you did not finish, do not move on to article #2.
  • Thank you for bringing your fully charged iPad!

1) Starter

Go to Google Classroom and open today’s starter. When you finish, click See Previous Responses. Be prepared to share your own response or someone else’s.

 

TUESDAY (TAPPING PRIOR KNOWLEDGE): Define the word claim (in your own words). If you do not know what the word means, look it up online. You may need to read a few definitions. Then, write what you think it means in your own words. Look for the meaning as it relates to writing.

 

2) Minilesson: Expanding Summary #1 and TAG

Summarizing

Click HERE to open the Unit 5: What Makes a Good Argument?

Read the directions for Expanding Summary #1. Take a moment to click on the links in order to see the teacher example and find the video tutorial. Decide if you want to work on paper or on the digital version.

 

TEACHER EXAMPLE

 

In Part 4, you are asked to give the source information. One way trick is to use TAG (title, author, genre). See the graphic below for an example of how to use TAG:

 

Copy the TAG sentence on to Part 4 of your own Expanding Summary.

Your goal to day is to complete the expanding summary either on paper or on Google Classroom. Turn in your finished work to Google Classroom.

 

VIDEO TUTORIAL: Click HERE to open the video tutorial in a new tab.

 

3) Workshop

 

Homework: Read, Charge iPad, Weekly Pages 10, Finish and Turn in Expanding Summary #1, Start Newsela Article #2