Monday, November 27: Reading Workshop & Revise from Feedback

Open book and reading workshop text

Goals: Read. Participate in book talks. Respond to feedback on your instruction guide draft.


  • We start a new unit tomorrow: Unit 4 The Outsiders
  • On Finishing Unit 3 Explanatory Writing (Instruction Guide): Your completed draft was due Friday before break. Some students did not finish. This is now homework for you until you finish. After Wed. 11/29, late writing will earn partial credit.
  • Meet in the library tomorrow. Bring the book(s) you checked out last time to renew or turn in. Bring your ID for a faster checkout.

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 agenda. For the month view, click HERE.

Agenda Nov. 27

4) Revise from Feedback

  • Click HERE to go to the How to Be Happy When… assignment in Google Classroom.
  • Reread the steps on the Road Map. What do you still need to complete?
  • Find the feedback to your draft (in Google Classroom). Reply back to what I wrote: Say thank you and explain what you plan to revise or complete. If you have a question, write it here.
  • Open your own Instruction Guide (in Drive). If you want, open it in split screen so you can still see the feedback.
  • You have the rest of class to revise, polish, and publish the guide. If you already published on Friday, there is no need to share your link again. Your revisions will automatically appear.

5) Exit Ticket: Socrative

Homework: Read 30 minutes daily. Charge iPad. Revise, Proofread, & Publish Instruction Guide (DUE Wed.). Bring Book(s)/ID to Library Tomorrow.

Friday, October 20: Reading Workshop & Read Narrative Feedback

Open book and reading workshop text

Goals: Read. Track reading progress. Read teacher feedback for narrative draft 1.


  • Raffle: End of period
  • PAT Time: Last 25 minutes if you have completed Draft Your Narrative and Reading Ladder Reflection
  • Absent this week? 1) Reading Ladder Reflection 2) Draft Your Narrative

Reading & Writing Workshop

1) Read (10 minutes). 

2) Update Reading Log.

Open your #BookLove Reading Log. Note the title, the page you are on today, and what is happening in that part. If you finished your book, note the total pages.



Teacher example of reading log


3) Book Talk / My Next Reads List

Listen to a book talk. Add to your next reads list if that sounds good.

See how to give a book talk below:

Requirements for 60-Second Booktalk

4) Narrative Feedback

  • Open Google Classroom.
  • Click on Draft Your Narrative.
  • Read my feedback to you about your writing so far.  You will see something you did well and something to improve.
  • Open the rubric for small assignments. This is the scoring guide for first drafts.
  • We are writing draft 2 next week.

5) PAT Time

If you have not finished Draft Your Narrative or the Reading Ladder Reflection, complete those items first.

Homework: Read. Charge iPad. Late Work–> Draft your Narrative or Reading Ladder Reflection