Friday, February 9: Read & Finish Your Summary

Open book and reading workshop text

Goals: Read. Track progress. Participate in book talks. Complete your Summary of an opinion article. Reflect and relate.

1) Read & Complete Your Log

Take out your book and read.

After reading time, open your #Book Love Reading Log in Drive and complete your entry for this week.

EXAMPLE

 

2) Book Talks

As you listen to the book talks, jot down any you may want to read on your My Next Reads list in Notes.

EXAMPLE

3) Workshop

Click HERE to open Unit 5: What Makes a Good Argument?

  • Finish Expanding Summary #1 in order to turn it in to Google Classroom. If you need help with Part 4, use the sentence beginnings in the example below.

EXAMPLE 

 

  • Go back to the Unit 5: What Makes a Good Argument? HyperDoc.
  • Finish any activity you left incomplete.
  • Continue to the end of the unit: Reflect & Relate and Next Steps
  • If you finish early, choose from What to Do When You Are Done

4) Debrief & Exit Routine

Homework: Finish All Unit 5: What Makes a Good Argument?, Read & Bring Book, Charge iPad

 

 

Thursday, February 8: Expanding Summary #2

Goal: Summarize an opinion article in four different ways: 1) image, 2) slogan or bumper sticker, 3) concise 25 words, and 4) 100 words with source citation

Announcement:

  • Due Today: Weekly Pages 10
  • Book Talks Tomorrow

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.

Summarizing

THURSDAY (SUMMARIZING): Summarize the basic gist of the Newsela article we read this week: “Bullying Is Still Generally Accepted or Defended In Kids Sports.” If you need a way to start try this: The basic gist of the article is…

2) Mini-lesson: Expanding Summary

Click HERE to open the Unit 5: What Makes a Good Argument? Scroll to Expanding Summary #2:

Click HERE for today’s slides about how to write an expanding summary.

3) Workshop Time: Unit 5: What Makes a Good Argument?

Click HERE to open the Unit 5 HyperDoc.

Your goal is to complete Expanding Summary #2 by the end of the class period.

If you finish early—

  • Complete all activities for Newsela articles #1, #2, and #3.
  • Complete Weekly Pages 10.
  • Choose from What to Do When You Are Done.

4) Debrief & Exit Routine

Homework: Read, Charge iPad, Read & Bring Book, Expanding Summary #2, Late Newsela #2

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, February 6: Expanding Summary

Goal: Summarize the article about social media in 4 different ways. Use TAG (title, author, genre) to cite source information.

Announcements

  • If you were absent, read yesterday’s blog post. You are responsible for completing all assignments: read, start weekly pages 10, finish Newsela #1, complete your GV agenda
  • Thank you to those who completed last week’s assignments for Newsela #1. If you did not finish, do not move on to article #2.
  • Thank you for bringing your fully charged iPad!

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.

 

TUESDAY (TAPPING PRIOR KNOWLEDGE): Define the word claim (in your own words). If you do not know what the word means, look it up online. You may need to read a few definitions. Then, write what you think it means in your own words. Look for the meaning as it relates to writing.

 

2) Minilesson: Expanding Summary #1 and TAG

Summarizing

Click HERE to open the Unit 5: What Makes a Good Argument?

Read the directions for Expanding Summary #1. Take a moment to click on the links in order to see the teacher example and find the video tutorial. Decide if you want to work on paper or on the digital version.

 

TEACHER EXAMPLE

 

In Part 4, you are asked to give the source information. One way trick is to use TAG (title, author, genre). See the graphic below for an example of how to use TAG:

 

Copy the TAG sentence on to Part 4 of your own Expanding Summary.

Your goal to day is to complete the expanding summary either on paper or on Google Classroom. Turn in your finished work to Google Classroom.

 

VIDEO TUTORIAL: Click HERE to open the video tutorial in a new tab.

 

3) Workshop

 

Homework: Read, Charge iPad, Weekly Pages 10, Finish and Turn in Expanding Summary #1, Start Newsela Article #2

Monday, February 5: Reading Workshop & Reading Arguments

Goal: Read and keep track of progress. Participate in book talks. Start writing weekly pages 10 (your choice).  Complete work for Newsela article #1.

Announcements:

  • AbsentFriday? Complete your reading log and send me a message (email or NEO), so I can assign points. Make sure you have an independent reading book.
  • Bring fully charged iPad daily.
  • Unit 5: What Makes a Good Argument Progress Check: About half of you are ready to move on to the expanding summary or article #2. Half are still working on completing article #1.

1) Reading Workshop

Read for 15 minutes. Participate in book talks by either presenting or by listening and adding to your My Next Reads list in the Notes app.

Open book and reading workshop text

 

Requirements for 60-Second Booktalk

 

2) 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) Weekly Pages 10

Click HERE to see writing ideas for your weekly pages. I recommend practicing with one of the following ideas to practice with argument writing:

 

Set up your English Journal with today’s date and the title Weekly Pages 10 on the top of the Doc.

 

4) Newsela Article #1 & Learning Targets

Your score in NEO reflects whether or not you have met the following learning target for reading informational materials:

LEARNING TARGET:  RI 7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. 

Check your score in NEO to see your progress. The slides embedded below have a simplified version of the scoring system. For a more detailed look, click on the assignment name Newsela Article #1

 

5) Workshop

Homework: Read & Bring Book, Charge Your iPad, Weekly Pages 10 (Due Thursday), LATE Newsela #1

February 1: Expanding Summary–> Small to Big!

Goals: Summarize an opinion article from Newsela in 4 different ways.

Announcements:

  • Due Today: Weekly Pages 9
  • Book Talks Friday 2/2
  • Congratulations on your independent work over the last two days. Thank you for staying focused.
  • Complete all Newsela #1 (annotations, write, quiz, G Classroom discussion) activities before you move on to the expanding summary.
  • Advice from Newsela: If you score a 2 or lower on a quiz, try reading at an easier level. Also, if you don’t understand the annotations, make the reading level easier.
  • MEET IN LIBRARY TOMORROW

1) Starter

Open the starter in Google Classroom. Be sure to write your answer in complete sentences. Press See previous responses to read what your classmates have written. Be prepared to share.

Summarizing

2) Minilesson: Expanding Summary

Overview: For this activity, you will summarize the Newsela article “Social Media’s Effects on Young People Aren’t All Negative” 4 different ways:

  • An image
  • A slogan or “bumper sticker”
  • A concise, 25-word sentence
  • A detailed, 100-word summary, including the source information (title, author, genre)

Step One: Open the HyperDoc for Unit 5: What Makes a Good Argument?

Reread our the Planning and Goal Setting target:

 

Scroll to the Expanding Summary #1 section and read the directions:

 

After you have studied the teacher example, get started on your own summary. You may either write on paper, or use split screen to have the article and the digital PDF (from Google Classroom) open at the same time.

When you get to part 4, you may want to use the sentence starters in the example below. Make sure you TAG your source and that you explain the author’s reasons.

 

3) Workshop Time

 

4) Debrief

 

Homework: Read & Bring Book (Log Tomorrow); Finish Newsela #1 and Expanding Summary #1; Charge iPad; MEET IN LIBRARY TOMORROW

 

 

 

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)