Thursday, November 16: Add Evidence from Sources & Create Your Instruction Guide to Happiness

Goals: Add evidence from sources to “How to Be Happy When…” Create your final draft using the instruction guide template.

Announcements:

  • DUE TODAY: Draft of instruction guide in English Journal (Weekly Pages 7). Make sure your English Journal is in your English folder in Drive
  • ABSENT YESTERDAY? Complete the starter, Talk Safely Online handout, and quiz in Google Classroom

1) Starter

Click HERE to answer the following starter question in Google Classroom:

Use the cognitive strategy Summarizing to answer the question.

2) Review Explanatory Writing Roadmap

  • Click HERE to go to the Google Classroom assignment. Open the roadmap.
  • Re-read the prompt and sample by Ms. Ferrer.
  • Review the ideas from our class brainstorm. Click HERE for the complete list.

3) REVISE Your Guide to Happiness in Weekly Pages #7 / English Journal

Each recommendation for happiness must have evidence from sources. You can use your life experience as evidence but you also need expert support.

MiniLesson: Adding Evidence with TAG

Open your draft. Add at least two pieces of evidence from the Commonlit.org sources. You can use the evidence from your Happiness Graphic Organizer.

Next, explain how the evidence relates to your recommendation.

4) Create Your Instruction Guide

  • Click HERE to open the assignment in Google Classroom.
  • Open the Instruction Guide Template
  • Delete the teacher writing and add your own. You may copy and paste from your Weekly Pages draft.
  • Finish the writing part today. We will work on images tomorrow.

5)Done? Add Images to Instruction Guide

Click HERE to open the Road Map with directions about adding images.

Homework: Read. Charge Your iPad. Finish Writing Instruction Guide to Happiness

 

Tuesday, November 14: Draft Your Instruction Guide to Happiness

Goals: Draft your explanatory writing piece “How to Be Happy When…” Think of 3 ways to be happy and include evidence from sources to support your ideas.

Announcements:

  • LATE / INCOMPLETE: Happiness Graphic Organizers –> Click HERE to open the assignment in Google Classroom. Let me know when you finish so you can receive partial credit.
  • ABSENT YESTERDAY? Read the Explanatory Writing Road Map Prompt and Sample. Complete the Brainstorm.
  • Please download the app Socrative from self service.

1) Starter

Click HERE to answer the starter question in Google Classroom.

Tapping Prior Knowledge

2) Review Explanatory Writing Roadmap

  • Click HERE to go to the Google Classroom assignment. Open the roadmap.
  • Re-read the prompt and sample by Ms. Ferrer.
  • Review the ideas from our class brainstorm. Click HERE for the complete list.

3) DRAFT in Weekly Pages #7 / English Journal

For Weekly Pages 7, draft your instruction guide to happiness. The slides below will show you how to format your Doc and get started writing.

MiniLesson: Adding Evidence with TAG

4) Debrief: Leave with Beautiful Words

  • Go to the Socrative app OR b.socrative.com on Safari or Chrome.
  • Type Room Name: ENG7RM402
  • Enter your name: Last, First
  • Answer the question:
    "Leave with Beautiful Words": Write one sentence you are proud of from today's writing.
  • Submit.
  • If time remains, vote on your favorite.

Homework: Read. Charge Your iPad. Complete Weekly Pages 7 (Due Thursday).

 

Tuesday, November 7: You Can Buy Happiness If It Is an Experience

Goals: Read and annotate an article about happiness. Write a list of things (and experiences) that make you happy.

Announcements:

  • Sign up for book talks (attached below)
  • Class preparation = bring book, bring iPad, bring pen or pencil, r/w notebook stored here
  • Narrative grades: See comments in 3 places–on the Doc, Classroom, and our blog. You are encouraged to revise and request a regrade
  • Absent yesterday? Happiness #1 on Commonlit.org

1) Starter

Click HERE to answer the starter question in Google Classroom.

Summarizing

2) Commonlit.org: Happiness #2   “You Can Buy Happiness If It Is an Experience”

3) Weekly Pages #6 in English Journal

  • Write your weekly pages at the top of the English Journal Doc. Find your Doc in your English folder in Drive.
  • For Weekly Pages 6, write a list of things and/or experiences that make you happy. Use numbers or bullet points to make your list.
  • Write  150 to 200 words for full credit. If you finish your list, but you don’t have enough words, you can either explain why each item makes you happy OR you can start another writing entry. For ideas on what to write, go to https://goo.gl/ysTnz8
  • The slides below explain WHAT to write and HOW to format your Doc.

 

4) Debrief and Pack Up

 

Homework: Read. Charge Your iPad. Complete Weekly Pages 6 (Due Thursday).

 

No Red Ink & Weekly Pages

Quotation Marks

Learning Goal: Practice using correct capitalization and punctuation in dialogue. Choose your own topic for weekly pages, making sure you have at least two examples of dialogue or flow quotes.

Announcements

  • You should be done with Storytellers Ex. 2 and 3.  We will finish Ex. 4 tomorrow.
  • If you have an overdue library book, please return or renew it today.
  • 6 students still need to share their Google Drive English 7 folder with amcmillan@sbunified.org.
  • 3 students still need to complete the No Red Ink diagnostic. Make sure you do that before starting the first assignment.

Tech Tip: Make your Google Docs available offline. In Docs, press the three horizontal lines (upper left) and slide the bar for Make recent files available offline.

Available Offline setting

You can also make single Docs available offline by pressing the three dots and choosing Available offline.

Available Offline

Writing Workshop

1) No Red Ink

  • Complete the Diagnostic (if you have not) and Assignment 1.

No Red Ink Assignment List

  • If you don’t have anything assigned, press Learn and choose your own topic to practice. When you reach mastery of a topic, email amcmillan@sbunified.org or send a NEO message to me. You will earn 20 points in the grade book.

2) Weekly Pages 4

  • Type on your English Journal Doc: Open your Google Drive and English 7 Folder. Find your English Journal and open it.
  • Click HERE for writing ideas. You  may also choose a “What If…” idea from We Are All Storytellers Ex. 3.
  • Follow these formatting requirements:
    • Each new entry starts on top
    • Date (align left)
    • Title (center)
    • Type Weekly Pages (align left)
    • Press Share and make sure you have added amcmillan@sbunified.org (or you will not get the points!)

3) If you finish early, see the choices on the right sidebar.

Homework: Finish Weekly Pages 4 and No Red Ink Assignment #1, Read, Charge iPad