Tuesday, January 23: Compare & Contrast

Goals: Compare the film The Outsiders with the book. Demonstrate mastery of film terms.

Announcements:

  • Book Talks Friday 1/26 and Monday 1/29
  • Absent Yesterday? Write assignments in agenda. Continue Comparing The Outsiders.
  • Review Routines: Entry / Exit / Workshop Time / Consequences

1) Starter

Open the starter in Google Classroom. Answer today’s question. When you are done, choose See previous responses to see your classmates’ answers.

 

2) Comparing The Outsiders (Book vs. Film)–Continue Part 2 and 3

Find your Comparing The Outsiders in Google Classroom. Use film terms to analyze the craft of the film. Consider how each filmmaker’s strategy affects your experience as a viewer.

 

After you finish the film write a short paragraph comparing the film to the book. Be sure to answer the questions listed in Part 3: Evaluate.

4) Debrief

 

Monday, January 22: Zoom in, Zoom out, Pan, Low Angle, High Angle, Soundtrack & More

Goals: Read. Update Next Reads lists and participate in Book Talks. Analyze The Outsiders.

Announcements:

  • Check your Semester 1 grade on NEO.
  • The Outsiders film guide (Comparing the Outsiders) will be on the Semester 2 grade.
  • Absent Friday? Make sure you have complete your Reading Ladder Reflection.

1) Read

Open book and reading workshop text

 

Participate in book talks by listening and taking notes in your Next Reads list. Sign up for a book talk by pressing the link in the right sidebar.

Requirements for 60-Second Booktalk

2) Agenda

Write this week’s assignments in your agenda. For a month view, click the Assignment Calendar link in the right sidebar.

Agenda 1 - 22

3) Comparing The Outsiders (Book vs. Film)–Continue Part 2

Find your Comparing The Outsiders in Google Classroom. Use film terms to analyze the craft of the film. Consider how each filmmaker’s strategy affects your experience as a viewer.

 

4) Closure

Friday, January 19: Continuing to View The Outsiders

Goal: Learn the discipline-specific words to discuss films. Take notes on when and how filmmaking strategies are used in The Outsiders. Evaluate the effect of each strategy. 

Announcements:

  • Congratulations to those who completed the Reading Ladder Reflection! I am proud of you for completing your first semester of seventh grade.
  • I am waiting for 12 people to complete the Reading Ladder Reflection
  • I am waiting for 3 Close Reading Responses
  • Absent Yesterday? Complete Reading Ladder Reflection (50 point assessment grade)
  • Book Talk Signups for Monday! (Tim and ???)

1) Check Reading Ladder Qtr 2 AND Complete Reading Log for Week of 1/19

Open your #BookLove Reading Log and scroll to Quarter 2 Reading Ladder Reflection

Look for a ✔ – , ✔, or ✔+ and / or comments in red. Your overall grade is in NEO. Please see the NEO rubric for details.

TEACHER EXAMPLE

Next, complete your reading log for this week.

TEACHER EXAMPLE

 

2) Continue Comparing The Outsiders (Film vs. Book) Step Two

Open your own copy of the note taking Doc in Google Classroom or Drive. Read the directions for Part 2.

As we watch the film, take notes when you see a particular filmmaking strategy being used. You must have at least one entry each day, but you are encouraged to write more than one.

 

3) Exit Routine

Before you leave, complete the routine outlined below:

 

Wednesday, January 17: Introduction to Film Terms

Goal: Learn the discipline-specific words to discuss films. Take notes on when and how filmmaking strategies are used in The Outsiders. Evaluate the effect of each strategy. 

Announcements:

  • Starters are different this week. Each day you will start by opening the Google Doc we are working on in order to review what we completed the day before.
  • Missing =  1 permission letter to watch the film.
  • Absent Friday? Complete Reading Log. Take Outsiders Final Assessment (in Google Classroom).

1) Starter

  • Go to Google Classroom or Drive. Open the Comparing The Outsiders you started yesterday.
  • Add one more response analyzing the craft of the book (Parts A and B).
  • Make sure you have at least two responses analyzing the craft of the film (Parts C and D).
  • Be ready to share your thoughts.

2) Comparing The Outsiders (Film vs. Book) Step Two

Open your own copy of the note taking Doc in Google Classroom or Drive. Read the directions for Part 2.

As we watch the film, take notes when you see a particular filmmaking strategy being used. You must have at least one entry each day, but you are encouraged to write more than one.

 

3) Exit Routine

Before you leave, complete the routine outlined below:

 

Tuesday, January 16: Comparing The Outsiders (Film vs. Book)

Goal: Compare the exposition of the film with the exposition of the novel. Analyze the author’s and filmmaker’s craft.

Announcements:

  • Close Reading Responses are graded in NEO. Click rubric for an explanation of your score. Congratulations to those of you who finished! I am proud of the way you showed your knowledge of the cognitive strategies.
  • Missing =  2 permission letters to watch the film and 5 Close Reading Responses.
  • Absent Friday? Complete Reading Log. Take Outsiders Final Assessment (in Google Classroom).

1) Meet in the Library.

Return The Outsiders. Check out a new book (or books).

2) Agenda

Write this week’s assignments in your agenda. You can click assignment calendar (right sidebar) for the full month view.

 

3) Comparing The Outsiders (Film vs. Book)

  • Open your own copy of the note taking Doc in Google Classroom.
  • Complete Step 1, Part A and B

  • Watch the first 5 or 10 minutes of the film. Complete Part C.

 

4) Exit Routine

Before you leave, complete the routine outlined below:

 

Friday, January 12: Reflect & Relate

Outsiders Website: bit.ly/staygoldGV 

Goals: Reflect on what you learned from The Outsiders unit. 

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday? Complete starter and all Outsiders activities. You will be called to the library to make up the STAR test.
  • I still need 5 parent signatures in order for us to watch The Outsiders.
  • Make sure you have turned in your 15 Close Reading Responses to Google Classroom.
  • Meet in the library Tuesday. Bring your Outsiders book to turn in. If you have any other library books, bring those to renew or turn in.
  • Book Talks resume next Friday. Use the form to sign up (right sidebar).
  • Coming Up! Reading Ladder Reflection 1/17

1) Reading Workshop / Reading Log

Take out your book and read silently.

Complete your #BookLove Reading Log for this week. Book Talks resume next Friday. Please sign up on the form (right sidebar).

TEACHER EXAMPLE

 

2) Reading and Writing Workshop

  1. Finish reading The Outsiders and finish 15 Close Reading Responses. Click HERE to open the assignment in Google Classroom. Note that this assignment is now late, so you will earn partial credit.
  2. Outsiders Final: Click HERE to open the Final Assessment and Reflection form in Google Classroom.
  3. Done?
    1. Make sure you have completed all No Red Ink and Newsela assignments
    2. Choose a Bonus Points activity from The Outsiders site. There is one in the Research tab and one in the Nonfiction tab:  bit.ly/staygoldGV 
    3. See the options in What to Do When Are Done (right sidebar).

3) Exit Routine

Before you leave, complete the routine outlined below:

Thursday, January 11: Monitor Your Reading Progress (STAR Test)

Outsiders Website: bit.ly/staygoldGV 

Goals: Monitor your reading progress with the STAR test.

Announcements:

  • Absent yesterday? Make sure you turn in close reading responses to Google Classroom and your movie permission to the completed work box. You should also be almost done reading the nonfiction on Newsela and completing the No Red Ink practice activities.
  • Studying the Outsiders: Please turn in your 15 close reading responses to Google Classroom. Make sure you respond to my private comment with “Thank you” or another comment / question.
  • Movie: We will only watch the movie if people are done reading the bookOtherwise, I will reschedule it to a later date.

1) Starter

Click HERE to open the starter in Google Classroom.

THURSDAY (ASKING QUESTIONS): Now that the class has finished reading the novel The Outsiders, what unanswered questions do you have?

2) STAR Test

Go to gvjh.sbunified.org and click the Students tab. Select STAR Test Student Login. Wait for me to give you directions about logging in and taking the test.

3) Workshop

Read the following checklist for today’s workshop priorities. Whatever you do not finish is homework.

 

4) Exit Routine & Homework

Before you leave, complete the routine outlined below: