Wednesday, November 6: Wake Up Wednesday and Outsiders Ch 6

Goals: Read Outsiders Ch. 6. Write 1 – 2 close reading responses. Practice adopting an alignment with people in a short video.


  • Substitute Tomorrow: Read Outsiders and work on close reading responses. If you are finished with the book and all 15 responses, start on the Newsela assignments or No Red Ink.
  • Apps to Download from Self Service: Google Chrome and Newsela
  • Make sure all Docs in your English folder in Drive have “offline access”

1) Starter

Click HERE to answer the starter question in Google Classroom.

2) Newsela: Outsiders Nonfiction

  • Click HERE for how to get started with Newsela.
  • Take a few minutes to log in and see the three assigned nonfiction articles. All three relate to The Outsiders. You can read them in any order. As you read, highlight and annotate with cognitive strategy responses. When you are done, write to the prompt and take the quiz.
  • When you finish the three required articles, you can earn bonus points for reading other articles in the Outsiders Text Set. Click HERE and scroll to Go Beyond for directions.

3) Outsiders Ch. 6 &  Close Reading Response

  • Click HERE to open the assignment in Google Classroom.
  • Click HERE to open the audiobook resources in Google Classroom. You may listen and read along OR simply read.
  • Check the Find the Chapter chart to locate your place in the audiobook. If you are keeping up with the reading, you should be on Chapter 6 or beyond.
  • Use the Cognitive Strategies Booklet (see below) to help you craft high-quality responses.

3) If You Finish Early Choose One of the Following Activities:


HOMEWORK: Read Ch.6, 1 – 2 Close Reading Responses

Tuesday, November 28: Outsiders Research

Goals: Research the setting of The Outsiders. Reflect on how the setting may shape the characters and plot.


  • ABSENT YESTERDAY? Reply to the feedback I wrote for your Happiness Instruction Guide (in Google Classroom).
  • ALL STUDENTS: Revise, proofread, and publish your Happiness Instruction Guide by tomorrow. After tomorrow, points will be deducted for each day the work is late.

1) Starter

Click HERE to answer the starter question in Google Classroom.

Tapping Prior Knowledge

2) Outsiders Research

Click HERE to go to the Outsiders Research assignment in Google Classroom.

Don’t forget to use the iPad split screen function to take notes as you read the multimedia texts:

This is what it will look like as you read / view / listen to texts and take notes on your Doc:

4) EXIT TICKET: Reflect & Relate and TURN IN

Discuss the Reflect & Relate prompt with your table group. Together, write a response.

When you are done, turn in the assignment on Google Classroom. If you need more time, complete this for homework.

Homework: Revise, Proofread and Publish Happiness Instruction Guide (Due Tomorrow). Charge iPad.