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.

Announcements:

  • 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, November 17: Reading Workshop & Publish Your Instruction Guide to Happiness

Open book and reading workshop text

Goals: Read. Track progress. Participate in book talks. Complete your instruction guide to happiness and publish.

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday? Add Evidence to Your Instruction Guide. Create Your Final Draft.
  • Today’s reading log should show two weeks’ worth of reading.
  • Read 30 minutes daily every day over break. You will
  • We start reading The Outsiders on Tuesday after Thanksgiving Break.

1) Read

2) “I’m at the Part Where…” Reading Log

Open you #BookLove Reading Log in Google Drive. Track your reading progress for this week. Estimate your reading from last week. See the teacher example below:

3) 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

4) Writing Workshop: Instruction Guide to Happiness

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Click HERE to go to the How to Be Happy When… assignment in Google Classroom.

Follow the roadmap to—

  • Create Your Instruction Guide from the template
  • Add images
  • Revise & Proofread
  • Publish

EXAMPLE

Click HERE to open the example in Google Docs.

5) Finished? Check “What to Do When You Are Done”

Homework: Read 30 minutes daily. Charge iPad. 

Thursday, November 16: Add Evidence from Sources & Create Your Instruction Guide to Happiness

Goals: Add evidence from sources to “How to Be Happy When…” Create your final draft using the instruction guide template.

Announcements:

  • DUE TODAY: Draft of instruction guide in English Journal (Weekly Pages 7). Make sure your English Journal is in your English folder in Drive
  • ABSENT YESTERDAY? Complete the starter, Talk Safely Online handout, and quiz in Google Classroom

1) Starter

Click HERE to answer the following starter question in Google Classroom:

Use the cognitive strategy Summarizing to answer the question.

2) Review Explanatory Writing Roadmap

  • Click HERE to go to the Google Classroom assignment. Open the roadmap.
  • Re-read the prompt and sample by Ms. Ferrer.
  • Review the ideas from our class brainstorm. Click HERE for the complete list.

3) REVISE Your Guide to Happiness in Weekly Pages #7 / English Journal

Each recommendation for happiness must have evidence from sources. You can use your life experience as evidence but you also need expert support.

MiniLesson: Adding Evidence with TAG

Open your draft. Add at least two pieces of evidence from the Commonlit.org sources. You can use the evidence from your Happiness Graphic Organizer.

Next, explain how the evidence relates to your recommendation.

4) Create Your Instruction Guide

  • Click HERE to open the assignment in Google Classroom.
  • Open the Instruction Guide Template
  • Delete the teacher writing and add your own. You may copy and paste from your Weekly Pages draft.
  • Finish the writing part today. We will work on images tomorrow.

5)Done? Add Images to Instruction Guide

Click HERE to open the Road Map with directions about adding images.

Homework: Read. Charge Your iPad. Finish Writing Instruction Guide to Happiness

 

Tuesday, November 14: Draft Your Instruction Guide to Happiness

Goals: Draft your explanatory writing piece “How to Be Happy When…” Think of 3 ways to be happy and include evidence from sources to support your ideas.

Announcements:

  • LATE / INCOMPLETE: Happiness Graphic Organizers –> Click HERE to open the assignment in Google Classroom. Let me know when you finish so you can receive partial credit.
  • ABSENT YESTERDAY? Read the Explanatory Writing Road Map Prompt and Sample. Complete the Brainstorm.
  • Please download the app Socrative from self service.

1) Starter

Click HERE to answer the starter question in Google Classroom.

Tapping Prior Knowledge

2) Review Explanatory Writing Roadmap

  • Click HERE to go to the Google Classroom assignment. Open the roadmap.
  • Re-read the prompt and sample by Ms. Ferrer.
  • Review the ideas from our class brainstorm. Click HERE for the complete list.

3) DRAFT in Weekly Pages #7 / English Journal

For Weekly Pages 7, draft your instruction guide to happiness. The slides below will show you how to format your Doc and get started writing.

MiniLesson: Adding Evidence with TAG

4) Debrief: Leave with Beautiful Words

  • Go to the Socrative app OR b.socrative.com on Safari or Chrome.
  • Type Room Name: ENG7RM402
  • Enter your name: Last, First
  • Answer the question:
    "Leave with Beautiful Words": Write one sentence you are proud of from today's writing.
  • Submit.
  • If time remains, vote on your favorite.

Homework: Read. Charge Your iPad. Complete Weekly Pages 7 (Due Thursday).

 

Monday, November 13: Reading Workshop & How to Be Happy When…

Open book and reading workshop text

Goals: Read. Track progress. Participate in book talks. Read the prompt for the explanatory writing task. Brainstorm writing ideas.

Announcements:

  • Absent Thursday? Happiness Graphic Organizer in Google Classroom
  • If you did not finish the graphic organizer, please finish it for partial credit.

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 GV agenda. You can see the full month by clicking Assignment Calendar in the right sidebar.

4) Instruction Guide to Happiness ROAD MAP

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  • Click HERE to go to the How to Be Happy When… assignment in Google Classroom.
  • Follow the roadmap to—
    • Read the Prompt
    • Read the sample by Ms. Ferrer
    • Brainstorm ideas on a Google Form.
    • Read your classmates’ ideas.

5) Finished?

  • Click HERE to find the Happiness Graphic Organizer in Google Classroom.  You need 5 details (left column) and 5 explanations (right column).
  • Start drafting your guide in your English Journal.

Homework: Read. Bring book Monday. Charge iPad. (Late) Happiness Graphic Organizer