Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday (9/22/17)

Friday, September 22nd

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1) Bell-Ringer:
  1. Open your Reading Log. Update it if you need to.
  2. Review this checklist for a constructed response: 
    How to Write a Constructed Response

    1) SUMMARIZE the text
    Background knowledge: Typically the first sentence establishes a little context or offers a quick
    reminder of the passage.

    2) RESTATE the question
    Begin addressing the prompt by using words from the question to start your answer.

    3) ANSWER the question
    Answer ALL parts of the prompt in your own words.

    4) CITE EVIDENCE from the text
    Introduce and cite evidence from the text to support your answer.

    5) EXPLAIN your thinking
    ...how your answer and the evidence you chose are connected

    6) Wrap it all up!
    Put a neat little bow on it, and try not to repeat yourself!
     
Which part(s) do you think you know how to do very well? Which part(s) do you think you need more help with?

2) Mini-Lesson: Review expectations for constructed response
3) Brain Break
4) Whole-Class Activity:
-Begin completing the constructed response for "Scout's Honor" INDEPENDENTLY (this is part of your Unit 1 Reading ASSESSMENT)

-Continue working on your narrative plot map. If it's been approved, work on your draft (paper or digital).
5) Wrap-Up: What are the three parts of your Unit 1 Reading Assessment? Which parts have you started?

HOMEWORK:
-Reminder: From this point on, you are expected to complete the plot map and constructed response on your own (due Wednesday 9/27). No more class time will be provided.
-Read as much as you can!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thursday (9/21/17)

Thursday, September 21st

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1) Bell-Ringer:
  1. Get a/your narrative plot map and work on it
2) Mini-Lesson: Review purpose of plot map & Introduce Unit 1 Reading Assessment (due Wednesday, September 27th)
-Fill out a plot map for "Scout's Honor" by Avi
-Complete a constructed response for "Scout's Honor" in Google Classroom
-Complete Figurative Language in "Scout's Honor" in Google Classroom
3) Brain Break
4) Whole-Class Activity:
-Read aloud "Scout's Honor" by Avi
-Begin filling out a plot map INDEPENDENTLY (this is part of your Unit 1 Reading ASSESSMENT)
5) Wrap-Up: What are the three parts of your Unit 1 Reading Assessment?

HOMEWORK:
-"Past-due" assignments in Google Classroom will be worked on during lunch tomorrow if they are not turned in
-Read 20 minutes

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wednesday (9/20/17)



Wednesday, September 20th

1) Bell-Ringer: In your notebook or on a Google Doc,
WRITE ABOUT A TIME WHEN...
  1. ...you felt like you had to be/act a certain way (for others)...
  2. ...OR a time when you felt pressured to be/act a certain way or do something (for others)...
  3. ...OR a time when you had to decide between quitting or keeping on going (with anything)
2) Mini-Lesson: Choosing a topic for Unit 1 Writing Assessment: Narrative Writing (real and/or imagined story).
-Look over your writing territories and free writes.
-Is there anything you've already started that you would like to continue? Are you going to use a new idea?
3) Brain Break
4) Whole-Class Activity:
-Decide on a final narrative topic and get it approved by Ms. Britton.
-Good to go? Start planning your story on a plot map!
5) Wrap-Up: Share your topic with your table group. If you have it thought out already, share a summary of your future narrative.

HOMEWORK:
-Any late assignments in Google Classroom?
-Read 20 minutes

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday (9/19/17)

Tuesday, September 19th

1) Bell-Ringer:
  1. Write your name on your copy of "The Jacket."
  2. On the last page of the packet, write a response to the two questions listed on the first slide of this presentation.
2) Mini-Lesson: Going beyond the literal: explain what words and phrases mean in terms of the bigger meaning/message (theme)
3) Brain Break
4) Whole-Class Activity: Complete annotations requested on slides 4, 5, & 6. Respond independently to the question on slide 8 on a notecard with your name on it.
5) Wrap-Up: Read your choice book. Find a word/phrase that stands out to you (use of figurative language). What does this word/phrase really mean? Why is it written this way?

HOMEWORK:
-Make sure your Google Classroom assignments are finished and turned in if they are past-due!
-Read 20 minutes

Monday, September 18, 2017

Monday (9/18/17)

Monday, September 18th
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1) Bell-Ringer:
  1. Complete "Flowers and Freckle Cream" Quiz in Google Classroom if you did not complete it on Friday.
  2. Independently read "The Jacket" by Gary Soto.
2) Mini-Lesson: Compare the summaries! Which summary example is a good example? Which is a not-so-good example? What makes the good example "good"? What could/should be improved in the not-so-good example?
3) Brain Break
4) Whole-Class Activity:
-After you've finished reading, complete a summary BY YOURSELF in Google Classroom for "The Jacket."
-Once you have written a summary on your own, you should review your work with your table group before submitting it.
5) Wrap-Up: At your table group, choose who has the best summary. What makes the summary a good example?

HOMEWORK:
-Finish your quiz from Friday if it's not yet finished.
-Finish your summary from today if it's not yet finished.
-Read 20 minutes, if you have time/if your work from Friday/today is already finished!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday (9/15/17)

Friday, September 15th
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1) Bell-Ringer:
  1. Open and update your Reading Log
  2. Complete the "Flowers and Freckle Cream" Constructed Response Practice
2) Mini-Lesson: Review constructed response
3) Brain Break
4) Whole-Class Activity:
-Complete the Figurative Language Quiz posted in a Google Classroom Announcement (click the link).
-Complete the "Flowers & Freckle Cream" Quiz in Google Classroom
5) Wrap-Up: What are your plans for this weekend?

HOMEWORK:
-Read as much as you can!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thursday (9/14/17)

Thursday, September 14th

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1) Bell-Ringer:
  1. Complete the Figurative Language Practice in Google Classroom
2) Mini-Lesson: Complete How to Write a Constructed Response as a class
3) Brain Break
4) Whole-Class Activity: With your table groups, complete "Flowers & Freckle Cream" - Constructed Response Practice
5) Wrap-Up: What's difficult about writing a constructed response? Which part is easiest?

HOMEWORK:
-If your PAST-DUE work in Google Classroom isn't finished and turned in, you may be asked to spend your lunch time in Ms. Britton's room, on Friday, to finish the assignment(s).
-Tomorrow is our class trip to the library. Bring any books that need to be returned or renewed!
-Read 20 min.