Monday, November 27: Reading Workshop & Revise from Feedback

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Goals: Read. Participate in book talks. Respond to feedback on your instruction guide draft.

Announcements:

  • We start a new unit tomorrow: Unit 4 The Outsiders
  • On Finishing Unit 3 Explanatory Writing (Instruction Guide): Your completed draft was due Friday before break. Some students did not finish. This is now homework for you until you finish. After Wed. 11/29, late writing will earn partial credit.
  • Meet in the library tomorrow. Bring the book(s) you checked out last time to renew or turn in. Bring your ID for a faster checkout.

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 agenda. For the month view, click HERE.

Agenda Nov. 27

4) Revise from Feedback

  • Click HERE to go to the How to Be Happy When… assignment in Google Classroom.
  • Reread the steps on the Road Map. What do you still need to complete?
  • Find the feedback to your draft (in Google Classroom). Reply back to what I wrote: Say thank you and explain what you plan to revise or complete. If you have a question, write it here.
  • Open your own Instruction Guide (in Drive). If you want, open it in split screen so you can still see the feedback.
  • You have the rest of class to revise, polish, and publish the guide. If you already published on Friday, there is no need to share your link again. Your revisions will automatically appear.

5) Exit Ticket: Socrative

Homework: Read 30 minutes daily. Charge iPad. Revise, Proofread, & Publish Instruction Guide (DUE Wed.). Bring Book(s)/ID to Library Tomorrow.

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…

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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

Monday, November 6: Reading Workshop & “Study: High Incomes Don’t Bring You Happiness”

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Goals: Read. Track progress. Participate in book talks. Read and annotate an article about happiness. Take notes on the definitions of happiness.

Announcements:

  • Sign up for book talks (right sidebar)
  • Class preparation = bring book, bring iPad, bring pen or pencil, r/w notebook stored here
  • Narrative grades: See comments in 3 places–on the Doc, Classroom, and our blog. You are encouraged to revise and request a regrade
  • Absent Friday? Update reading log

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) Commonlit.org: “Study: High Incomes Don’t Bring You Happiness”

  • Go to commonlit.org or click HERE.
  • Press log in.
  • Choose Google and sign in with school Google Account.
  • Add Commonlit.org to your home screen–> In Safari, press the 3 dots. Choose share button (square with arrow). +Add to home screen.
  • Click the assignment that is due today: “Study: High Incomes Don’t Bring You Happiness.”
  • Read the directions at the top and get started!

NOTE: As you read, try out the different tools, including the highlighter and dictionary.

If you finish early, start on the  “Happiness Graphic Organizer” assignment available in Google Classroom. We will use that organizer for the next two weeks to keep track of what we read.

happiness organizer

Homework: Read. Bring book Monday. Charge iPad.

Friday, November 3: Reading Workshop & Happiness Text #1

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Goals: Read. Track progress. Participate in book talks. Read and annotate an article about happiness. Take notes on the definitions of happiness.

Announcements:

– Sign up for book talks (on class blog)
– Class preparation = bring book, bring iPad, bring pen or pencil, r/w notebook stored here.
– Narrative grades: You are encouraged to revise and request a regrade.
– Absent yesterday? Download Destiny app and browse. Return / renew / checkout library books.

1) Read & Update #BookLove Reading Log (See teacher example linked HERE)

  • Open your #BookLove Reading Log in Google Drive.
  • Update the pages you read this week.
  • If you finished a book, update the blue columns.

EXAMPLE

Reading Log Example

2) Book Talks: Kimberly & Isabella

  • 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) Commonlit.org: “Study: High Incomes Don’t Bring You Happiness”

  • Go to commonlit.org or click HERE.
  • Press log in.
  • Choose Google and sign in with school Google Account.
  • Add Commonlit.org to your home screen–> In Safari, press the 3 dots. Choose share button (square with arrow). +Add to home screen.
  • Click the assignment that is due today: “Study: High Incomes Don’t Bring You Happiness.”
  • Read the directions at the top and get started!

NOTE: As you read, take notes on the different definitions of happiness that exist and how they are affected by money. Type the definitions on the “Happiness Graphic Organizer” assignment available in Google Classroom. We will use that organizer for the next two weeks to keep track of what we read.

happiness organizer

Homework: Read. Bring book Monday. Charge iPad.

Friday, October 27, 2017: Read & Monster Experiment Part 1

Goals: Read and track progress. Use sensory details to show not tell.

Announcements:

  • Check the Publish Your Narrative assignment in NEO. Did you turn it in? Did you submit a LINK not a file? Did you turn in the right version? Did you write a 2 sentence reflection about your writing?

Correct:

Incorrect:

  • Sign up for a book talk (right sidebar).
  • Absent yesterday? Turn in the paper copy of Revise and Publish in 5 Steps. Turn in Narrative to NEO (Publish Your Narrative).

Reading Workshop

1) Read.

2) Update Reading Log.

Open #BookLove Reading Log in Google Drive.

Update your reading for the week.

3) Participate Book Talks and Update My Next Reads.

Go to your “Next Reads”list in the Notes app. Write down the titles of books you might want to read next.

If you want to give a book talk, sign up on the form linked on the right sidebar.

Requirements for 60-Second Booktalk

 

Writing Workshop

 4) Complete Monster Experiment Part 1.

Click HERE to see the Monster Experiment handout.

Click HERE for a sensory details word list. You should also have this in your English folder.

Click HERE to see my example.

Use descriptive language and sensory details to complete Monster Sheet #1.

On Monday you will draw your monster based on your description.

Homework: Read. Charge Your iPad.

 

Monday, October 23: Reading Workshop & Motivational Monday

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Goals: Read. Listen to or participate in book talks. Analyze the author’s craft of a Motivational Monday video. Watch a video / listen to a song explaining sensory details.

Announcements:

  • New seats Thursday: If you have a preference, send me a message via NEO or email.
  • Check your NEO grades today for Quarter 1 grades. Grades from Quarter 1 continue in Quarter 2. The semester ends Jan. 19.
  • Absent last week? Read the blog entries. Update your reading log, complete the Reading Ladder Reflection. Complete the Draft Your Narrative assignment from Google Classroom.
  • Substitute tomorrow = PAT time Thursday

Reading & Writing Workshop

1) Read

2) Book Talks: Erik, Isabella, Kimberly

If you hear something you like, jot it down in your My Next Reads list in Notes.

Requirements for 60-Second Booktalk

3) Agenda & Announcements

Copy this week’s assignments in to your agenda. You may also see the month view by clicking Assignment Calendar in the right sidebar.

4) Motivational Monday: A Pep Talk from Kid President to You

As you watch the video, use the cognitive strategy Analyzing Craft to choose a “golden line.”

Share your response with your elbow partner. Be prepared to share with the class.

  • A special line or phrase for me is…
  • This word/phrase stands out for me because…
  • I like how the author uses ___ to show…

5) Log in to Flocabulary.com: Using Descriptive Language

Homework: Read. Charge Your iPad. Bring Ear Buds.