Friday, March 16: Write Your Own Rhyme

Click HERE for Unit 7: Poetry Workshop HyperDoc

Learning Targets: Read. Update your reading log (track your progress). Show what you know about poetic terms on a quiz and in a rhyme.

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday? Check the blog and complete the Flocabulary What Is Poetry? VOCAB and READ & RESPOND
  • Book Talks Monday 3/19

 

1) Read and Update #BookLove Reading Log

EXAMPLE for 3/16

 

2) Flocabulary: What Is Poetry? QUIZ and CREATE

  • Study your VOCAB flash cards to prepare for the quiz. It will count as an assessment grade. When you are ready, press QUIZ to take the quiz.
  • CREATE your own rhyme using the poetic terms. Watch the How-to video in Flocabulary before you start. Your rhyme must show you understand the meanings of the poetic terms. Press Save when you are done.
  • If you finish early, revise your argument draft  and complete the Request a Regrade form (see tabs above) or go to noredink.com and work your assignments.

NOTE: If you earn lower than 70% on the Flocabulary QUIZ, please study your flash cards and Request a Regrade.

Homework: Read, Charge iPad, Flocabulary: What Is Poetry? (QUIZ & CREATE)

Thursday, March 15: Alliteration, Onomatopoeia, Similes, and More!

Click HERE for Unit 6: Take a Stand Site

Click HERE for Unit 7: Poetry Workshop HyperDoc

Learning Targets: Analyze the author’s craft with an animated poem. Learn and practicing using poetic terms.

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday? Check the blog and start the What Is Poetry? Flocabulary lesson.
  • Make-Up: Monitor & Discuss Assessment
  • Regrade for Written Argument (Due Today): Revise based on my feedback. Request a regrade (lower than 3).
  • Book Talks Monday 3/19

 

1) Starter: Golden 10 (Revising Your Argument Draft from Feedback)

Complete today’s weekly work chart. Spend 10 minutes on late work or on To do when you are done.

 

2) Flocabulary: What Is Poetry? VOCAB and READ & RESPOND

  • Complete the VOCAB flash cards. Include illustrations.
  • Next, complete the READ & RESPOND section.
  • Study your VOCAB flash cards to prepare for the quiz. You can take that today or tomorrow. It will count as an assessment grade.
  • If you finish early, revise your argument draft  and complete the Request a Regrade form (see tabs above) or go to noredink.com and work your assignments.

 

Homework: Read, Charge iPad, Flocabulary: What Is Poetry? (VOCAB, READ & RESPOND), study VOCAB flash cards

Wednesday, March 14: What Is Poetry?

Click HERE for Unit 6: Take a Stand Site

Click HERE for Unit 7: Poetry Workshop HyperDoc

Learning Targets: Analyze the author’s craft with an animated poem. Learn and practicing using poetic terms.

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday? Check the blog, Complete Newsela: Anne Frank, Reply to My Feedback on Argument Draft
  • Make-Up: Monitor & Discuss Assessment
  • Regrade for Written Argument (Due Tomorrow): Revise based on my feedback. Request a regrade (lower than 3).
  • Make-Up Speeches
  • Book Talks Monday 3/19

 

1) Starter: Golden 10 (Revising Your Argument Draft from Feedback)

Complete today’s weekly work chart. Spend 10 minutes on late work or on To do when you are done.

 

2) Wake-Up Wednesday

 

3) Unit 7: Poetry Workshop HyperDoc

  • Open Unit 7: Poetry Workshop HyperDoc in Google Classroom.
  • Spend some time reading what you will be doing this unit. Click the links. Look at the directions.
  • At my signal go back to the original Poetry Workshop HyperDoc.

 

4) Flocabulary: What Is Poetry? WATCH

  • Go to flocabulary.com > Log in with Google > Click What Is Poetry?
  • Open the LYRICS (under video). DO NOT play the video.
  • Read along as we listen. Be prepared for a quick review.

 

4) Flocabulary: What Is Poetry? VOCAB

  • Complete the VOCAB flash cards. Include illustrations.
  • If you finish early, revise your argument draft  and complete the Request a Regrade form (see tabs above) or go to noredink.com and work your assignments.

 

Homework: Read, Charge iPad, Revise Argument from Feedback and Request Regrade, (Late) Finish Newsela Article: “Anne Frank”

 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017: Using Descriptive Language

5 senses

Image Credit: Allan-Hermann Pool via Wikimedia

Goal: Incorporate descriptive language in writing to create sensory details and imagery.

Since I am absent today, you have the whole class period to finish Using Descriptive Language at Flocabulary.com. Whatever you don’t finish today is homework.

Find today’s assignment: 

  • Go to Flocabulary.com
  • Press Log in
  • Choose Google
  • Sign in with school Google account
  • Select Using Descriptive Langauge

There are four activities to complete:

  1. Watch
  2. Vocab
  3. Read and Respond
  4. Quiz

If you finish early—

  • Add descriptive language to your narrative.
  • Choose an idea from “What to Do When You Are Done.” (right sidebar)

Homework: Read. Charge Your iPad. Finish Using Descriptive Language (Flocabulary)

 

Monday, October 23: Reading Workshop & Motivational Monday

Open book and reading workshop text

Goals: Read. Listen to or participate in book talks. Analyze the author’s craft of a Motivational Monday video. Watch a video / listen to a song explaining sensory details.

Announcements:

  • New seats Thursday: If you have a preference, send me a message via NEO or email.
  • Check your NEO grades today for Quarter 1 grades. Grades from Quarter 1 continue in Quarter 2. The semester ends Jan. 19.
  • Absent last week? Read the blog entries. Update your reading log, complete the Reading Ladder Reflection. Complete the Draft Your Narrative assignment from Google Classroom.
  • Substitute tomorrow = PAT time Thursday

Reading & Writing Workshop

1) Read

2) Book Talks: Erik, Isabella, Kimberly

If you hear something you like, jot it down in your My Next Reads list in Notes.

Requirements for 60-Second Booktalk

3) Agenda & Announcements

Copy this week’s assignments in to your agenda. You may also see the month view by clicking Assignment Calendar in the right sidebar.

4) Motivational Monday: A Pep Talk from Kid President to You

As you watch the video, use the cognitive strategy Analyzing Craft to choose a “golden line.”

Share your response with your elbow partner. Be prepared to share with the class.

  • A special line or phrase for me is…
  • This word/phrase stands out for me because…
  • I like how the author uses ___ to show…

5) Log in to Flocabulary.com: Using Descriptive Language

Homework: Read. Charge Your iPad. Bring Ear Buds.