Tuesday, March 13: Revising from Feedback

Click HERE for Unit 6: Take a Stand Site

Learning Targets: Read the teacher feedback about your written argument (in Google Classroom). Make changes to your draft and Request a Regrade. Read an article about Anne Frank in preparation for tomorrow’s assembly.

Announcements

  • Absent Yesterday? Check the blog, renew or Checkout Library Books, complete agenda
  • Make-Up: Monitor & Discuss Assessment
  • Regrade for Written Argument: Revise based on my feedback. Request a regrade (lower than 3).
  • Make-Up Speeches: Dominick, Noah, Jason
  • Book Talks Monday 3/19

 

1) Starter: Golden 10 (Revising Your Argument Draft from Feedback)

Complete today’s weekly work chart. Spend 10 minutes on late work or on To do when you are done.

Revising Meaning

Most students spend the Golden 10 revising the argument draft from my feedback. To see my comments, click on the assignment titled Argument Draft in Google Classroom.

Notice I have recorded STRENGTHS & STRETCHES. Strengths are what you did well. Stretches are things for you to improve in order to make your argument better.

 

After you read your feedback, please reply back with a question or comment.

 

After you revise your draft, complete the Request a Regrade form.

 

2) Newsela: “Anne Frank”

In preparation for tomorrow’s assembly, read the Newsela article assigned to you about Anne Frank. Click HERE for the article. Be sure to sign in with Google.

After you read, complete the writing activity and take the quiz.

 

3) Debrief & Exit Routine

 

Homework: Read, Charge Your iPad, Revise Your Argument Draft (Due Thursday), Finish Newsela: Anne Frank (Quiz and Write)

 

Tuesday, March 6: Revise Your Draft

Click HERE for Unit 6: Take a Stand Site

Learning Targets: Analyze your argument draft: How much evidence do you have? Do you have enough reasoning and elaboration? Have you minimized summary?

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday? Read yesterday’s blog, especially about how to write a counterargument
  • Argument YouTube “Think Alouds”→ Look on the Writing page of the Unit 6 website or on the Draft Your Argument assignment on G Classroom.
  • Book Talks This Week
  • QUIZ: ArgumentYour Highest Grade is in NEO
  • Make-Up: Monitor & Discuss Assessment

 

1) Starter: Golden 10

Complete today’s weekly work chart. Spend 10 minutes on late work or on To do when you are done.

 

2) Revise & Reflect (Assessment Grade)

Revising Meaning

Click HERE to go to the Revise page on the Unit 6 website.

Watch this video tutorial:

 

After you color-code your essay, complete the Reflecting & Relating form. Go to the Reflecting & Relating assignment in Google Classroom or click HERE. NOTE: This is an assessment grade.

 

3) Workshop Time

Catch Up on Unit 6: Take a Stand.

If you finish the Revise assignment, turn in your draft to Google Classroom.

 

4) Debrief & Exit Routine

 

Homework: Read, Charge Your iPad, Color-Code and Revise

 

March 2: Adding Evidence and Reasoning

Click HERE for Unit 6: Take a Stand Site

Learning Targets: Read. Track progress. Participate in Book talks. Add evidence and elaboration (reasoning) to your argument.

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday? Read yesterday’s blog for details on the Dr. Suess celebration.
  • Book talks Monday 3/5

 

1) Read

Complete this week’s reading log.

Participate in Book Talks. Write reading ideas in your My Next Reads list.

 

2) Minilesson: Adding Evidence and Reasoning

Read about Step 5: Write on  Unit 6: Take a Stand

Open your own Argument Draft from Google Classroom. Type your Draft on Docs.

Your goal for today is to write body paragraphs with evidence and reasoning to support your claim.

You  may want to refer to the anchor charts on the slide deck below.

 

3) Quiz: Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning

Go to Socrative / ENG7RM402 to take the quiz. If you are absent, you will need to make an appointment with me to make this up.

 

Homework: Read, Charge Your iPad, Argument Essay (Intro and body paragraphs)

 

Wednesday, February 28: Let’s Write!

Click HERE for Unit 6: Take a Stand Site

Learning Targets: Introduce a controversial issue. State your claim. 

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday? Read yesterday’s blog for details on MONITOR & DISCUSS
  • Book Talks Friday 3/2
  • Dr. Seuss Celebration! Pajamas on Thursday. Favorite books on Friday.

 

1) Starter: Golden 10

Complete today’s weekly work chart. Spend 10 minutes on late work or on To do when you are done.

 

2) Wake-Up Wednesday

Click HERE to open the Wake-Up Wednesday video on YouTube.

 

3) Writing Workshop: Write your introduction and first body paragraph.

Read about Step 5: Write on  Unit 6: Take a Stand.

Open your own Argument Draft from Google Classroom. Type your Draft on Docs.

Use the anchor charts on the slide deck below to help you get started.

 

4) Debrief & Exit Routine

 

Homework: Read, Charge Your iPad, Write your introduction and body paragraphs.

 

Tuesday, February 27: Monitoring Progress on Argumentative Writing

Click HERE for Unit 6: Take a Stand Site

Learning Targets: Monitor your own progress. Set goals for success.

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday? Read yesterday’s blog for details on Flocabulary
  • Book Talks Friday 3/2

 

1) Starter: Golden 10

Complete today’s weekly work chart. Spend 10 minutes on late work or on To do when you are done.

 

2) Monitor and Discuss

Go to the Google Classroom assignment titled MONITOR & DISCUSS.

Study the Why Workshop? slide presentationn

Answer the questions in Google Classroom. Respond to at least two classmates.

 

3) Workshop or PAT

Some of you will use this time to catch up Unit 6: Take a Stand. See your Weekly Work Chart in Google Classroom.

 

4) Debrief & Exit Routine

 

Homework: Read, Charge Your iPad, LATE Argument Steps 1, 2, 3 and 4

 

Friday, February 23: Book Checkout & Read!

Click HERE for Unit 6: Take a Stand Site

Learning Targets: Read. Track progress. Participate in book talks. Browse books in the library. Monitor your progress on writing your argument. Participate in an academic discussion.

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday? Read the blog for details on mentor text.
  • Book Talks Friday 3/2
  • Substitute on Monday = Write Your Argument
  • Raffle (end of class)

 

1) Read

 

2)  Update your #BookLove Reading Log

EXAMPLE

 

3) Book Talks

Open your My Next Reads list in Notes. Jot down any titles that interest you.

Requirements for 60-Second Booktalk

 

3) Announcements

 

4) Browse and Checkout Books

 

5) Academic Discussion

Open Google Classroom and respond to the discussion question (see image below). Reply back to at least two classmates.

 

6) Debrief & Exit Routine

 

Homework: Read, Charge Your iPad, Argument 1, 2, 3, and 4

 

Thursday, February 22: Continue Your Research & Analyze a Mentor Text

Click HERE for Unit 6: Take a Stand Site

Learning Targets: Analyze a mentor text. Identify summary, evidence, and reasoning or explanation.

Announcements:

  • Library visit tomorrow (Bring book / ID)
  • Absent yesterday? Click HERE for yesterday’s blog post. Please complete all assignments.
  • Book talks on tomorrow
  • NEO Grades–Go for a score of 3 on all assignments. Request a regrade if you don’t get a 3.
  • Work time noise level = quiet zone

 

1) Starter: Golden 10

Complete today’s weekly work chart. Spend 10 minutes on late work or on To do when you are done.

 

3) MiniLesson on Mentor Texts

Click HERE to read the lesson on the unit site.

 

3) Workshop Time

Click HERE for directions on the Unit 6: Take a Stand site. Here are today’s priorities:

1. Prompt (Do / What): Complete the activity and Turn in to Google Classroom. (LATE)

2. Topic: Explore the topics and submit the Google Form with your choices. (LATE)

3. Research: Find your second source. Take notes. Turn completed notes into Google Classroom. (LATE)

4. Mentor Text: Highlight the summary, evidence, and reasoning / explanation. Turn in to Google Classroom (DUE TOMORROW)

 

4) Debrief & Exit Routine

 

Homework: Read, Charge Your iPad, Argument 1, 2, 3, and 4, Meet in Library (Bring Book / ID)