Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday (11/16/17)

Friday, November 17th
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1. Bell-Ringer:
  a) Check your To-Do List in Google Classroom for Missing/Late work.
b) Open your Reading Log and update it, if necessary.
c) Whole-class trip to the library
3. Whole-Class Activity:
   a) Gather with your group. Discuss the reasons and evidence you found.
b) Decide on who should share which part during Socratic Seminar.
4. Wrap-Up: What're you doing over break?

***Socratic Seminar is on Monday the 27th!
5. Homework:
-Work on late/missing work in Google Classroom.
-Read as much as you can.
-Eat lots of yummy food!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thursday (11/15/17)

Thursday, November 16th
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1. Bell-Ringer:
  a) If you're interested in participating in the Spelling Bee, come see Ms. Britton.
b) Free read.
2. Mini-Lesson: Can you answer "So what?!"
a) Look through your reasons. If someone asks you "So what?!" could you answer?
b) Look at your explanation. If someone asks you "So what?!" could you answer? Make sure that answer is written down (as part of your explanation).
3. Whole-Class Activity:
   a) Finish forming arguments
*Your organizer should be complete when you come to class tomorrow.
4. Wrap-Up:
Heads up for tomorrow:
-We're going to the library. Bring your books to return or renew.
-You have a quiz on tracing and evaluating an argument. You'll be able to use your resources.
5. Homework:
-Work on the Socratic Seminar Preparation organizer if you're behind.
-Read 20 min.
-TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY to bring donation items!
Brunecz309
Bogucki161
Carlini150
Fitzgerald148
Harguth145
Maynard131
Brickley130
Bonder103
Kouri100
Britton86

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday (11/15/17)

Wednesday, November 15th
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1. Bell-Ringer:
  a) Look through these second sources and determine which one is most useful for you:
2. Mini-Lesson:
a) Cite your sources in the "Evidence" section of your Socratic Seminar Preparation organizer!
Make this a checklist/contract for students so there is an added layer of seriousness.
3. Whole-Class Activity:
   a) Continue forming arguments
4. Wrap-Up: Questions?
5. Homework:
-Read 20 min.
-Bring donation items!
UPDATED Top 10 ...


Brunecz180
Harguth140
Fitzgerald133
Bogucki129
Carlini120
Brickley108
Bonder97
Kouri77
Cramer73
Malone66

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tuesday (11/14/17)

Tuesday, November 14th
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1. Bell-Ringer:
  a) Free read
2. Mini-Lesson:
a) Who is arguing what?
b) What will we need to make an argument?
- A claim
- Reasons
- Evidence
3. Whole-Class Activity:
   a) Begin forming arguments
4. Wrap-Up: Questions?
5. Homework:
-Read 20 min.
-Bring donation items!
Top 10 leader board:

Brunecz146
Fitzgerald126
Harguth121
Bogucki117
Carlini100
Bonder90
Cramer73
Kouri69
Britton54
Malone53

Monday, November 13, 2017

Monday (11/13/17)

Monday, November 13th
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1. Bell-Ringer:
  a) Below are several options for argumentative topics that you may be able to use for a debate and writing an essay.

Browse through the Scholastic Scope articles below, then choose one to read:
- "Is Technology Killing Friendships?"
- "Your Favorite Drinks Can Wreck Your Body"
- "You Won't Find Her on Spotify"
- "Should Everyone Get a Trophy?"
- "Plastic Bags: Convenient & Cruel"
- "Is It Time for Cursive to Die?"
- "Are Athletes Overpaid?"
- "Should Your School Get Rid of Sports?"
2. Mini-Lesson:
a) Preparing for Socratic Seminar
3. Whole-Class Activity:
   a) Determine which topics we will use
4. Wrap-Up: Questions?
5. Homework:
-Read 20 min.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thursday (11/9/17)

Thursday, November 9th
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1. Bell-Ringer:
  a) Free read
2. Mini-Lesson:
a) Finish going over Debate/Scavenger Hunt from yesterday
b) We've traced the argument, now it's time to evaluate. How do we determine who has a good argument? Who has the stronger argument?
3. Whole-Class Activity:
   a) In Google Classroom, answer: Who made the stronger argument and WHY? Use R.A.C.E. b) Check your To-Do List in Google Classroom and finish/turn in late work.
c) Free read or free write.
4. Wrap-Up: What're you doing this weekend?
5. Homework:
-Read if/when you have time!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wednesday (11/9/17)

Wednesday, November 8th
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1. Bell-Ringer:
2. Mini-Lesson:
a) What does it mean to trace & evaluate an argument?
Trace: to follow the course or development of
Evaluate: to judge the value or condition of
You are going to find and follow the argument made, and judge whether it was a good argument
3. Whole-Class Activity:
   a) Debate/Scavenger Hunt: "Should Fidget Spinners Be Allowed at School?"
4. Wrap-Up: What are the parts of an argument?
5. Homework:
-Read 20min