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

Thursday, January 4: Nothing Gold Can Stay

Goals: Read chapters 9 and 10. Complete at least 10 close reading responses. Read and respond to one Newsela nonfiction article or get started with capitalization on No Red Ink

Announcements:

  • If you are finished reading The Outsiders, be sure you have another book to read. Reading Logs are still turned in in Fridays.
  • To work ahead on The Outsiders unit, visit the website: bit.ly/staygoldGV

1) Starter

Click HERE to see find the starter in Google Classroom.  On the Google form, answer the following questions.

Revising Meaning

Reread the poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay” on p. 77 of The Outsiders. What does it mean when the poet ways, “Nothing Gold Can Stay”? If you need a way to start, try—

  • AT FIRST I THOUGHT___, BUT NOW I THINK…  
  • MY LATEST THOUGHT ON THIS IS…

3) Nonfiction on Newsela

Some students started reading The Outsiders nonfiction on Newsela yesterday. However, many need to follow the instructions more carefully. For each article you are required to—

  • Read and annotate with cognitive strategies
  • Write to the prompt
  • Complete the quiz

Before workshop today, let’s go through the steps with one of the assigned articles. Use the presentation below to go through the steps.

 

4) Workshop Time

5) Exit Ticket

 

HOMEWORK: Outsiders Ch. 9 & 10, At Least 10 Close Reading Responses, Newsela Nonfiction Article or No Red Ink Pretest

Wednesday, January 3: Can Criminals Also Be Heroes?

Goals: Read chapters 7 and 8. Complete at least 8 close reading responses. Read and respond to one Newsela nonfiction article.

Announcements:

  • Still waiting for 4 students to publish the instruction guides to happiness. Meet with me today.
  • If you are finished reading The Outsiders, be sure you have another book to read. Reading Logs are still turned in in Fridays.
  • To work ahead on The Outsiders unit, visit the website: bit.ly/staygoldGV

1) Starter

Click HERE to see find the starter in Google Classroom.  On the Google form, answer the following questions.

Can a criminal also be a hero? Why or why not? Give an example from The Outsiders and/or real life.

2) Outsiders Unit Website: bit.ly/staygoldGV

  • Click the above link to explore the unit website for The Outsiders. What do you notice? What questions do you have?
  • Add the site to the home screen of your iPad.

3) Nonfiction on Newsela

  • On the bit.ly/staygoldGV website, click the Nonfiction tab.
  • Follow the directions for accessing Newsela. You may use the Newsela app or a web browser (Safari or Chrome).
  • NOTE: You can read articles on the app without WiFi access.
  • You may read the articles in any order, as long as you finish all activities by January 18.

4) Workshop Time

5) Exit Ticket

HOMEWORK: Outsiders Ch. 7 & 8, At Least 8 Close Reading Responses, Newsela Nonfiction Article

Wednesday, November 6: Wake Up Wednesday and Outsiders Ch 6

Goals: Read Outsiders Ch. 6. Write 1 – 2 close reading responses. Practice adopting an alignment with people in a short video.

Announcements:

  • Substitute Tomorrow: Read Outsiders and work on close reading responses. If you are finished with the book and all 15 responses, start on the Newsela assignments or No Red Ink.
  • Apps to Download from Self Service: Google Chrome and Newsela
  • Make sure all Docs in your English folder in Drive have “offline access”

1) Starter

Click HERE to answer the starter question in Google Classroom.

2) Newsela: Outsiders Nonfiction

  • Click HERE for how to get started with Newsela.
  • Take a few minutes to log in and see the three assigned nonfiction articles. All three relate to The Outsiders. You can read them in any order. As you read, highlight and annotate with cognitive strategy responses. When you are done, write to the prompt and take the quiz.
  • When you finish the three required articles, you can earn bonus points for reading other articles in the Outsiders Text Set. Click HERE and scroll to Go Beyond for directions.

3) Outsiders Ch. 6 &  Close Reading Response

  • Click HERE to open the assignment in Google Classroom.
  • Click HERE to open the audiobook resources in Google Classroom. You may listen and read along OR simply read.
  • Check the Find the Chapter chart to locate your place in the audiobook. If you are keeping up with the reading, you should be on Chapter 6 or beyond.
  • Use the Cognitive Strategies Booklet (see below) to help you craft high-quality responses.

3) If You Finish Early Choose One of the Following Activities:

5) EXIT TICKET

HOMEWORK: Read Ch.6, 1 – 2 Close Reading Responses