Reading Workshop, Sharing Characters & Worlds, Learning Log

Goals: Read. Keep track of your reading progress. Share your character & world idea. Summarize and reflect on your learning about “The Art of Storytelling” and Dialogue or Flow quotes. 

Announcements:

  • You should be 100% done with “We Are All Storytellers.” If you finish late, please complete the request a regrade form (tab on the upper right).
  • You should be 100% done with No Red Ink Assignment #1. If you finish late, please complete the request a regrade form (tab on the upper right).
  • DO NOT TURN IN ASSIGNMENTS TO GOOGLE CLASSROOM (UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE). Just make sure they are in your English 7 / Google Drive folder which is shared with amcmillan@sbunified.org.

1) Read

2) #BookLove Reading Log

  • Open your #BookLove Reading Log in Google Drive. Make sure the best reading log is in your English 7 folder. Remove old versions.
  • Update your reading for today (10/6).
  • Press share to make sure it has been shared with amcmillan@sbunified.org.
  • If you finish a book complete the blue shaded section. Otherwise, leave it blank.

Reading Log Entry for 10/6

 

3) Share Best “What If” from We Are All Storytellers, Ex. 4

  • Open We Are All Storytellers Doc. Scroll to Exercise 4, Part C.
  • Read over your What If? story idea and revise if needed.
  • Share your idea with your small group.

 

4) Learning Log–English Journal

  1. Review your learning for the week. This includes “We Are All Storytellers” and No Red Ink: Dialogue and Flow Quotes.
  2. In your English Journal, summarize and reflect on what you learned this week.
  3. REMINDERS: Start on the top of your English Journal Doc. Type the date (left) and title (center).
  4. Use at least two cognitive strategies:

Learning Log Cognitive Strategies

 

EXAMPLE LEARNING LOG

Learning Log Example

 

Homework: Read. Charge iPad. Bring earbuds. 

We Are All Storytellers, Ex. 4: Characters & Worlds

Goals: Analyze the craft of three favorite films. Visualize the setting and characters or “world” of your own story idea.

Announcements:

  • DUE TODAY: Weekly Pages 4 & No Red Ink Assignment 1
  • Missing Work:
    • Two students still need to share the English 7 Google Drive folder with amcmillan@sbunified.org
    • Three students still need to finish No Red Ink Diagnostic
    • Two students did not share the We Are All Storytellers Doc
  • If you want an assignment regraded, press the Request a Regrade tab (upper right of blog)

1) Revise and Edit Weekly Pages 4

  • Open your English Journal
  • Make sure your Weekly Pages follow the formatting and content directions below:

  • Did you include two examples of dialogue or flow quotes? Did you highlight the examples? Did you use correct punctuation and capitalization? See the example below.

EXAMPLE

Example Weekly Pages

 

  • Is Weekly Pages 4 on the top of the Doc?
  • Did you press Share and make sure your Doc has been shared with amcmillan@sbunified.org?

2) We Are All Storytellers, Ex. 3: Characters & Worlds

  • Open your copy of the We Are All Storytellers Google Doc. This should be in your English 7 Google Drive folder. For a copy see the NEO assignment.
  • Scroll to Exercise 4.
  • Watch the video and complete Parts A to D.
  • Be prepared to share Part C in small groups or with the class.

Homework: Read, Charge your iPad, Finish We Are All Storytellers, Ex. 4

Reading Workshop & We Are All Storytellers

Image with Pixar Characters

Goals: Read. Think of three favorite films and respond using the following cognitive strategies: evaluating, making connections, and reflecting and relating.

Announcements:

  • Check NEO grade. If you are missing an assignment, please complete it and send an email or NEO message to me.
  • Absent Friday? Update #BookLove reading log & Share with Ms. McMillan, Complete We Are Storytellers Ex. 2, Part A
  • Complete the No Red Ink Diagnostic assignment (if you have not).
  • Tech Tip: Download YouTube app and sign in with your school Google account. If needed, press your account profile and Settings. Press Filter to make sure you are on “restricted access.”

1) Read

2) Agenda & Announcements

Click HERE or click on the assignment calendar in the right sidebar. Write this week’s assignments in your GVJH agenda.

3) Motivational Monday

Watch this video from Pixar story creators.

Use the cognitive reflecting and relating to respond to the video (think / pair / share).

Image and sentence stems for reflecting and relating

4) We Are All Storytellers Ex. 2 

  • Go to Google Drive.
  • Open We Are All Storytellers and scroll to Ex. 2.
  • Reread what you completed on Friday. Make sure you have answered each question thoroughly.
  • Use the cognitive strategies listed to compose your responses. Click HERE for all strategies and sentence starters.

5) If you finish early, move on to We Are All Storytellers Ex. 3 exercise 3

Reading Workshop & We Are All Storytellers Ex. 2 (Your Favorite Films)

Here is our reading dog AGAIN. That dog is focused.

Goal: Read. Keep track of your progress. Adopt an alignment with a character in a favorite film.

Announcements

  • Raffle (end of class)
  • Share English 7/McMillan folder in Drive with amcmillan@sbunified.org. Start all assignments from that folder.
  • Check NEO grade. If you are missing an assignment, please complete it and send an email or NEO message to me. You will receive full credit.
  • If you were absent yesterday, please read the blog entry from yesterday (9/28). Complete each assignment.
  • Complete the No Red Ink Diagnostic assignment (if you have not).

1) Read

2) Complete #BookLove Reading Log for 9/29

  • Find your #BookLove Reading Log in Google Drive.
  • Update it for this week (9/29).
  • Make sure it is inside your English7 folder
  • Make sure your English 7 folder is shared with amcmillan@sbunified.org

EXAMPLE #BookLove Reading Log 8.35.40 AM

4) We Are All Storytellers Exercise 2

  • Open your We Are All Storytellers Doc from Google Drive.
  • Scroll to exercise 2.
  • Watch the video and complete part A.

Homework: Read 30 minutes daily. Charge your iPad. Bring Your Book and Ear Buds on Monday.

We Are All Story Tellers: Adding Sensory Details

 

Goal: Revise the memory you wrote Monday in order to include sensory details (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste), dialogue, and exact thoughts.

1) Agenda

Click HERE to open this week’s assignments. Record the changes in your agenda.

2) Announcements

  • Please use Drive to access your assignments. TURN IN to Google Classroom.
  • Absent Monday or Tuesday? Find We Are All Storytellers in Google Classroom. Complete Exercise 1.
  • Forgot Your iPad? Date the entry in your R/W Notebook and write everything we do in the notebook. Otherwise you earn 0 points!
  • Back to School Night Tomorrow: Give your schedule to your parents.

3) REVISEWe Are All Storytellers (L. 1, Ex. 1)

  • Open We Are All Storytellers in Google Drive.
  • Scroll to Part C.
  • Revise what you wrote on Monday. Help your reader visualize what happened.
  • Make Sure your Doc is inside your English folder so Ms. McMillan can see your progress.

Add sensory details

4) Weekly Pages 3 (English Journal Doc)

OPTIONAL: Paste your revised writing from Storytellers L. 1 Ex. 2 (Part C) for Weekly Pages 3.

  • Copy (Command C) the revised memory from Part C (see above).
  • Open your English Journal (Google Drive).
  • On  Top: Type the date (align left) and the title “Weekly Pages 3” (align center).
  • Paste (Command V) your memory (align left).
  • Make Sure your Doc is inside your English folder so Ms. McMillan can see your progress.

EXAMPLE: WEEKLY PAGES 3

HomeworkRead, Charge iPad, Weekly Pages 3

We Are All Storytellers: Expressing Memories (L. 1 Ex. 2)

Goal: Express a memory and emotion verbally, in writing, and visually.

1. Agenda

Click HERE to open the assignment calendar (or look on right sidebar). Write the assignments for Sept. 25 to Sept. 29 in your agenda.

2. Announcements

  • Tomorrow Ms. Cabrera is visiting. You will also have a substitute.
  • Please use Drive to access your assignments
  • Absent Friday? Make sure your reading log is filled out and turned in to Google Classroom.  Complete “What Do Fish…” and turn in to Google Classroom.

3. Motivational Monday (Thank you, Ms. Ferrer)

In-Class Discussion:

  • Analyzing Craft: What golden lines did you hear?
  • Forming Interpretations: Why do you think Ms. McMillan showed you this?

4. We Are All Storytellers: Expressing Memories (L. 1 Ex. 2)

Teacher’s Note: This unit is based on a collaboration between Khan Academy and Pixar. You can find the whole lesson here: The Art of Storytelling

Planning and Goal Setting

First, watch Pixar’s introduction video:

Next, open Google Classroom and find the assignment that begins with the title We are All Storytellers (L1) or click HERE.

Take a moment to write the lessons’s learning goals in your own words.

Exercise 1: Expressing Memories

Complete the activities on your We are All Storytellers (L1) in Google Drive.

Exercise 1: Expressing Memories is due tomorrow.

5. Read

HomeworkComplete Storytelling Ex. 1, Read, Charge Your iPad