Monday, February 12: Reading Workshop & Argument Writing Seed #1

Goal: Read and keep track of progress. Participate in book talks. Start writing Weekly Pages 11 (Writing Seed #1)  

Announcement:

  • Unit 5: What Makes a Good Argument Progress Check: Some of you still need to turn in Expanding Summary #1 and finish all activities for Newsela Article #2. Click HERE for the directions.
  • GVJHS Spelling Bee: RM 315 at Lunch on Wednesday, February 14. Click the following links for more information:

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.

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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 11: Writing Seed 1

Click HERE for the list of argumentative writing seeds.

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

4) 4-Point Grading Scale

Click HERE for the link to see the 4-point grading scale.

5) Debrief & Exit

Click HERE to open the #MotivationalMonday video in YouTube

Homework: Read, Charge Your iPad,  LATE Newsela #2 and Summary #2

Friday, February 9: Read & Finish Your Summary

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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, January 18: Reading Ladder Reflection Quarter 2

Bookshelf with ReadGoals: Track your reading progress so far this quarter. Write specific goals for next quarter.

Announcements:

  • Are you reading at home 30 minutes daily?
  • Bring book tomorrow for reading time.
  • 1 student missing STAR assessment.

1) Reading Ladder Reflection

  • Open your #BookLove Reading Log in Drive.
  • Scroll to the Reading Ladder Reflection for Quarter 2
  • For Challenge Yourself, list only books you finished.
  • For Find Your Reading Rate, use all the pages you read, even if you did not finish the book.
  • In the set goals section, make sure you answer all questions, and include 2 or 3 Potential Goals for Readers (click the link to open).

TEACHER EXAMPLE

(Click HERE to open in a new window.)

Reading Ladder Reflection

Click HERE to see Ms. McMillan’s actual Reading Ladder Reflection from this quarter. Scroll past quarter 1.

2) What to Do When You Are Done (See the right sidebar for ideas.)

If you have not complete The Outsiders Final Assessment and Reflection, please complete that first.

3) Continue Viewing The Outsiders

Homework: Finish Reading Ladder Qtr. 2, Read, Bring Book Tomorrow

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.