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

Monday, January 29: Reading Workshop

Goal: Read and keep track of progress. Participate in book talks. Start writing weekly pages 9 (your choice). Participate in a community-building activity in order to build stronger relationships.

Announcements:

  •  5 winners for most persuasive Would You Rather? speeches
  • AbsentFriday? Complete your reading log and send me a message (email or NEO), so I can assign points.
  • Bring fully charged iPad daily
  • Turn in missing / incomplete work:
    • 2 Would You Rather? Speeches
    • 3 Missing Weekly Pages 8 / English Journal
    • 2 Missing Reading Log Entries

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) Make-Up Would You Rather? Speeches

4) Weekly Pages 9

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 weekly pages 9 on the top of the Doc.

 

 

Homework: Read & Bring Book, Charge Your iPad, Weekly Pages 9 (Due Thursday)

 

 

 

 

Friday, January 26: Would You Rather? Mini-Speeches Day 2

Goal: Read and keep track of progress. Participate in book talks. Say an argument with a clear claim, support, and a consideration of the counterargument. Listen to your classmates’s arguments.

Announcements:

  • Missing Weekly Pages 8
  • Absent Yesterday? Complete the starter, and be prepared to give your speech. Complete the starter.
  • Bring Fully Charged iPad Daily

1) Read

Open book and reading workshop text

 

 

2) #BookLove Reading Log

Fill out your reading log for this week ending in 1/26. Make sure your reading log is in your English folder in Drive.

3) Book Talks

Requirements for 60-Second Booktalk

4) Mini-Argument Speeches

 

Read the speaking tips below to prepare for your mini-argument speech.

As you listen to your classmates’s speeches, take notes on what you hear. You will vote on the top three most persuasive arguments. Take notes on the top of your English Journal Doc.

5) Vote & Debrief

Go to Google Classroom and open the voting form. Vote for the top 3 most convincing speeches.

Final Question: What makes a good argument? Give at least three ideas.

Homework: Read & Bring Book, Charge Your iPad

 

 

 

 

Thursday, January 25: Would You Rather? Mini-Speeches

Goal: Say an argument with a clear claim, support, and a consideration of the counterargument.

Announcements:

  • Due Today: Weekly Pages 8–on English Journal in English folder in Drive
  • Absent Yesterday? Write Weekly Pages 8 with “Would You Rather?” mini-argument
  • Next Book Talks Tomorrow
  • Bring Fully Charged iPad Daily

1) Starter

Open the starter in Google Classroom. After you answer today’s question, see your classmates’s answers.

2) Mini-Argument Speeches

Review the “Would You Rather?” slides from yesterday. Click HERE to follow along with the slides on your own.

Read the speaking tips below.

 

 

Practice giving your speech to your partner. Ask him or her to time you to make sure you are under a minute. When it is your turn to listen, say, “Thank you,” when the speaker is done.

 

 

Give your speech and listen to others!

3) Vote & Debrief

Go to Google Classroom and open the voting form. Vote for the top 3 most convincing speeches.

Final Question: What makes a good argument? Give at least three ideas.

Homework: Read & Bring Book, Charge Your iPad