March 12: Meet in the Library for a Poetry Read-Around

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Learning Targets: Read. Participate in book talks. Read a few poems from different poetry anthologies.

Announcements:

  • Absent Friday? Check the blog, Make-Up Speech, Turn in Argument Draft to G Classroom
  • Make-Up: Monitor & Discuss Assessment
  • Regrade for Written Argument: Revise based on my feedback. Request a regrade (lower than 3).
  • Congrats to Argument Speech Winners! (Stay Tuned)

1)  Agenda

Copy this week’s assignments in your agenda. For the full month view and active links, click Assignment Calendar in the right sidebar.

3) Book Talks

4) Make-Up Argument Speeches & Congratulations to the Winners!

5) Poetry ReadAround

Spend about 4 minutes with each book. If you like one, you can check it out.

6) Browse & Checkout or Renew Library Books

After you finish browsing and checking out books, sit down and read.

6)  Exit & Debrief

Socrative / ENG7RM402–> EVALUATING: What book are your reading? Why did you choose it?

Homework: Read, Charge Your iPad, Revise Argument from Feedback, LATE written arguments

March 9: Take a Stand! Speeches Day 2

Click HERE for Unit 6: Take a Stand! Site

Learning Target: Give your speech with appropriate volume, pronunciation, and eye contact. Listen and take notes on your classmates’ topics and whether you agree or disagree.

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday? Check the blog and make sure you are ready with your speech.
  • Book Talks Monday
  • Make-Up: Monitor & Discuss Assessment
  • Regrade for Argument Speech: Make a video and email it to amcmillan@sbunified.org I will post it on the home page of NEO.
  • Google Classroom Done / Turn In: Only press done or Turn in if you are actually finished!

 

1) Read / Log / Book Talk

Read for 15 minutes.

Complete this week’s #BookLove Reading Log.

Participate in book talks by giving a book talk or by jotting down titles in your Next Reads list.

Requirements for 60-Second Booktalk

 

2) Give Speech / Listen to Classmates and Take Notes

On your notes, write each speaker’s name, topic, and check agree / disagree based on what you think about the claim.

 

3) Vote!

Vote on the top three speakers. You will find the voting form in Google classroom. Justify your choices with three reasons. Keep in mind the following learning targets for a point 3.0 score:

The speaker will—
– Introduce a clear claim about a controversial issue.
– Acknowledge alternate or opposing claims.
– Organize reasons and evidence logically.
– Maintain a formal style, avoiding slang or texting language.
– Conclude with a final thought on the controversial issue.

AND

– Use eye contact and adequate volume (speak loud enough for people to hear).
– Pronounce words clearly.

4) Exit Ticket

 

Homework: Read, Charge iPad, Practice Giving Your Speech / Late Argument Essays (Turn in to Google Classroom)

Tuesday, January 23: Compare & Contrast

Goals: Compare the film The Outsiders with the book. Demonstrate mastery of film terms.

Announcements:

  • Book Talks Friday 1/26 and Monday 1/29
  • Absent Yesterday? Write assignments in agenda. Continue Comparing The Outsiders.
  • Review Routines: Entry / Exit / Workshop Time / Consequences

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) Comparing The Outsiders (Book vs. Film)–Continue Part 2 and 3

Find your Comparing The Outsiders in Google Classroom. Use film terms to analyze the craft of the film. Consider how each filmmaker’s strategy affects your experience as a viewer.

 

After you finish the film write a short paragraph comparing the film to the book. Be sure to answer the questions listed in Part 3: Evaluate.

4) Debrief

 

Monday, January 22: Zoom in, Zoom out, Pan, Low Angle, High Angle, Soundtrack & More

Goals: Read. Update Next Reads lists and participate in Book Talks. Analyze The Outsiders.

Announcements:

  • Check your Semester 1 grade on NEO.
  • The Outsiders film guide (Comparing the Outsiders) will be on the Semester 2 grade.
  • Absent Friday? Make sure you have complete your Reading Ladder Reflection.

1) Read

Open book and reading workshop text

 

Participate in book talks by listening and taking notes in your Next Reads list. Sign up for a book talk by pressing the link in the right sidebar.

Requirements for 60-Second Booktalk

2) Agenda

Write this week’s assignments in your agenda. For a month view, click the Assignment Calendar link in the right sidebar.

Agenda 1 - 22

3) Comparing The Outsiders (Book vs. Film)–Continue Part 2

Find your Comparing The Outsiders in Google Classroom. Use film terms to analyze the craft of the film. Consider how each filmmaker’s strategy affects your experience as a viewer.

 

4) Closure

Library Read Around & Book Checkout

bookshelf

Goal: Read a little bit of several books (three or four or five). Experiment. Try reading a book that is different than the kind you usually choose: It may be a new or unfamiliar genre. It may have characters who are different than you. It may take place in an unfamiliar setting.

Announcements

  • Bring your completed storyboard to class tomorrow.
  • The book you checked out three weeks ago is due! Turn it in or renew it.

1) Library Read Around

  • Spend a few moments looking over the books at your table.
  • Choose one book. You are making a four or five minute commitment to trying it out.
  • Skim the blurb on the back or inside the front cover.
  • Read the beginning until you hear the signal to stop. The only sound we should hear is the sound of pages turning.
  • If you like the book keep it. If not, put it back on the table.
  • On the signal, stand up and move clockwise to a new table. If you liked your book, bring it with you.

 

2) Book Checkout & Read

  • Browse for a new book.
  • Renew or checkout a book (or two or three or four).
  • Get cozy and start reading.

Homework: Finish Storyboard. Read 30 minutes daily (log completed tomorrow). Charge your iPad.