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

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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. 

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