Thursday, May 24: Work Time or PAT

Goals: Analyze the craft of a speech. Evaluate responses (vote). Catch up on late work or enjoy preferred activity time.

Announcements:

  • Return Among the Hidden today. Take a photo of a page if you still need #066 Voice Actors Wanted!
  • All library books due May 25.
  • iPad return June 4–To purchase iPad go to bit.ly/sbTEPP
  • Digital Portfolio project due June 6
  • Book Talks Tomorrow

 

1) #071 Starter–Thoughtful Thursday

 

 

2) Work Time or PAT

 

Homework: Charge iPad, Bring all library books to turn in

Wednesday, May 23: Newsela Nonfiction Connections

Click HERE for theUnit 9: Among the Hidden website.

Goals: Read a nonfiction article, respond with three annotations, take a comprehension quiz, and write a paragraph identifying the main idea and supporting it with textual evidence.

Announcements:

  • All library books due May 25.
  • iPad return June 4
  • Digital Portfolio project due June 6

 

2) FINISH #068 Newsela Article: An 11-year-old gives an inspiring speech at March for Our Lives

Open the assignment in Google Classroom. You may change the Lexile level if it seems too hard or too easy.

  • Annotate the article: As you read, select three passages to highlight. For your response, choose a “Track Your Thinking” prompt from the Thought Log (Click HERE). Include the cognitive strategy abbreviation.
  • Write to the Newsela prompt. This is an assessment grade.
  • Take the Quiz.

FINISHED EARLY? Read another article from the Among the Hidden text set (click HERE). Complete the same 3 steps as you did for the assignment above. Annotate with “Track Your Thinking” prompts. Note the cognitive strategies used. Write. Take the quiz. When you finish complete the I’m Finished form (top menu).

 

Homework: Charge iPad, Finish #66 Voice Actors on Flipgrid, Finish #068 Newsela Article

Tuesday, May 22: Newsela Nonfiction Connections

Click HERE for theUnit 9: Among the Hidden website.

Goals: Read a nonfiction article, respond with three annotations, take a comprehension quiz, and write a paragraph identifying the main idea and supporting it with textual evidence.

Announcements:

  • All library books due May 25.
  • iPad return June 4
  • Digital Portfolio project due June 6

 

1) FINISH #066 Voice Actors Wanted! Assessment (DUE THURS 5/24)

Make your recording on Flipgrid. Download the Flipgrid app from self service. You will find the join code in Google Classroom Assignment #066.

 

VOICE ACTORS WANTED ASSESSMENT

VOICE ACTORS WANTED GRADING SCALE

 

2) START #068 Newsela Article: An 11-year-old gives an inspiring speech at March for Our Lives

Open the assignment in Google Classroom. You may change the Lexile level if it seems too hard or too easy.

  • Annotate the article: As you read, select three passages to highlight. For your response, choose a “Track Your Thinking” prompt from the Thought Log (Click HERE). Include the cognitive strategy abbreviation.
  • Write to the Newsela prompt. This is an assessment grade.
  • Take the Quiz.

FINISHED EARLY? Read another article from the Among the Hidden text set (click HERE). Complete the same 3 steps as you did for the assignment above. Annotate with “Track Your Thinking” prompts. Note the cognitive strategies used. Write. Take the quiz. When you finish complete the I’m Finished form (top menu).

 

Homework: Charge iPad, Finish Voice Actors Assessment (Due Thurs., May 24)

Monday, May 14 and Tuesday, May 15: Nonfiction Connection to Among the Hidden

Click HERE for theUnit 9: Among the Hidden website.

Goals: Read and use cognitive strategies to annotate a nonfiction article. Summarize the central idea and support your response with two details from the article.

Announcements:

  • #064 Newsela Article: 3 Annotations, Quiz, Prompt and MARK AS DONE in Google Classroom.
  • May 21 Quarter 4 Reading Ladder Reflection
  • Book Talks Friday 5-18 and Monday 5-21

 

1) #065 Starter

Open #065 Starter in Google Classroom or click HERE. Use the cognitive strategies ASKING QUESTIONS and SUMMARIZING to respond to the Newsela article about China’s “one child” law.

If you need to read (or reread) the article, click HERE and log in with your school Google account.

 

2) #066 Agenda

Click HERE to open the class assignment calendar. Copy this week’s assignments into your GVJH agenda. Press MARK AS DONE for assignment #066 in Google Classroom.

 

3) Work Time: #064 Newsela “One Child” Article 

  • Click HERE to open the Newsela article and log in with your school Google Account.
  • Read and create 3track your thinking annotations. Highlight the text you want to respond to and choose a color. Write a response using the “” prompts or questions.
  • Write to the prompt.
  • Take the quiz.
  • Press MARK AS DONE for assignment #064 in Google Classroom.

 

4) Finished? PAT Time

 

Homework: Self-Selected Reading, Charge iPad, Late Newsela work?

Wednesday, February 7: Wake-Up Wednesday & Bullying in Sports

Goal: Read the second opinion article on Newsela. Read, annotate, write, and take the quiz.

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.

WEDNESDAY (EVALUATING): Watch the “Wake Up Wednesday” motivational video. What is the speaker’s claim about cell phones? Do you agree or disagree?

 

2) Mini-lesson: Workshop Norms

Go to Google Classroom and open the Workshop Norms assignment. Take notes on the slide that has been shared with you. You may write on the PDF or open it in Slides.

 

3) Unit 5: What Makes a Good Argument?

Click HERE to open the Unit 5 HyperDoc.

Your goal today is complete Newsela Article #2: Analyzing Author’s Craft and Evaluating

If you finish early—

  • Complete Weekly Pages 10 (due Tomorrow)
  • Choose an activity from What to Do When You Are Done.

 

3) Debrief & Exit Routine

 

Homework: Read, Charge iPad, Weekly Pages 10, Finish Newsela Article #2 (Bullying in Sports)

Tuesday, January 31: Is Social Media Bad for Young People?

Goals: Read and respond to an opinion article from Newsela. Analyze the author’s craft. Add your own opinion to a class discussion.

Announcements:

  • Book Talks Friday 2/2
  • Missing Work (Mostly Good!): 1 Reading Log, 1 Would You Rather? (Weekly Pages 8),  1 English Journal
  • I’m Finished! Tab = If you complete a task from the “What to Do When I’m Done” list, fill out the I Finished Something form to receive credit.

1) Starter

Open the starter in Google Classroom. Answer today’s question. When you are done, choose See previous responses to see your classmates’ answers.

 

2) Reading Arguments: Social Media’s Effects…

Open the Unit 5: Reading Arguments HyperDoc. Read the Planning and Goal Setting task.

 

Read the task for Newsela Article #1. If you have not finished replying to the annotations, do that first. Today’s goal is for you to write to the prompt and take the quiz.

 

When you finish the Newsela quiz, go to Google Classroom and write your own opinion on the discussion post titled, “Evaluating: Is Social Media Bad for Young People?” Use evidence from the article and from your life to answer the question.

After others have responded, press See Classmates’ Answers. Write academic responses to at least two classmates.

4) What to Do When You Are Done

  • Finish Weekly Pages 9
  • Choose an activity from the What To Do When You Are Done list on the right sidebar.

 

5) Debrief

Homework: Read, Charge Your iPad, Weekly Pages 9 (Due Tomorrow), Finish Newsela Article 1 (ALL)

Tuesday, January 30: What Makes a Good Argument?

Goals: Read and annotate an opinion article from Newsela. Analyze the author’s craft.

Announcements:

  • Book Talks Friday 2/2
  • Missing Work (Mostly Good!): 1 Reading Log, 1 Would You Rather? (Weekly Pages 8), 2 Speeches, 1 English Journal
  • Scoring for #Book Love Reading Log = You earn full credit if you provide evidence of reading 30 minutes daily (including weekends) and if you are prepared with your book on Mondays and Fridays.
  • I’m Finish! Tab = If you complete a task from the “What to Do When I’m Done” list, fill out the I Finished Something form to receive credit.
  • Loved The OutsidersClick HERE for what to read next.

1) Starter

Open the starter in Google Classroom. Answer today’s question. When you are done, choose See previous responses to see your classmates’ answers.

 

 

2) Make-Up Would You Rather? Speeches

 

3) Two Truth and a Lie

 

4) What Makes a Good Argument?

Open the Unit 5: Reading Arguments HyperDoc. Read the Planning and Goal Setting task.

 

Read the task for Newsela Article #1. Your goal today is to read the article and respond to the annotations. This will require you to analyze the author’s craft.

 

4) What to Do When You Are Done

If you finish all of the Newsela annotations you may (choose one)—

  • Press Open Activities in Newsela to write to the prompt and take the quiz.
  • Choose an activity from the What To Do When You Are Done list on the right sidebar.

Homework: Read, Charge Your iPad, Weekly Pages 9 (Due Thursday), Finish Newsela Article 1 Annotations