December 5 2017

Tuesday 12/5/17 – Language Arts

Good Morning, Class!

Please take out:

  • independent reading book
  • SS Turning Points (white book)
  • Chromebook

Per. 1 (8:15-9:09)

Learning Target copy

 

Learning Target: Students will be able to sustain attention and focus on independent reading the entire time.

  • Independent Reading
  • Fluency 17a

Per. 2 (9:12-10:00)

Learning Target copy

Learning Target: Students will be able to use their thesis statements to identify relevant textual evidence for support and to organize the information in a logical way.

Extended Writing Project – Plan and Organize (model)

  • Revisit your Thesis Statement:
    • Do you have a strong central idea yet?
    • What are you going to try to prove with your details/text evidence?
  • Once you know what kind of details you are looking for, go back into the texts to start planning your essay.
  • (E) Ask how each piece of evidence helps you prove that your thesis statement is true.
    • Review Elaboration strategies (as suggestions only)
    • Begin elaborating on each piece of text evidence in your charts

Homework:

  1. Read 25+ pages and log on Biblionasium:
    1. Book title
    2. Page #s you read (p. ____ to p. ____)
    3. Big Thing that Happened (1-2 sentences: Who? What? When? Where?) + 1 question, prediction, inference, connection, visualization, or new word and how you guessed its meaning
  2. Finish elaborating on details in your chart. Remember this shows how the evidence proves your point in your thesis statement!

Per. 3 (10:03-10:51)

Learning Target copy

 

Learning Target: Students will be able to deliver an effective oral performance of a script or story.

Reader’s Theater Practice

  • Read through script thoroughly.
  • Choose parts.
  • Do read throughs in group.
December 4 2017

Monday 12/4/17 – Language Arts

Good Morning, Class!

Please take out:

  • independent reading book
  • SS Turning Points (white book)
  • Chromebook

Per. 1 (8:15-9:09)

Learning Target copy

 

Learning Target: Students will be able to sustain attention and focus on independent reading the entire time.

  • Independent Reading

Per. 2 (9:12-10:00)

Learning Target copy

Learning Target: Students will be able to use their thesis statements to identify relevant textual evidence for support and to organize the information in a logical way.

Extended Writing Project – Plan and Organize (model)

  • Revisit your Thesis Statement:
    • Do you have a strong central idea yet?
    • What are you going to try to prove with your details/text evidence?
  • Once you know what kind of details you are looking for, go back into the texts to start planning your essay.
  • (E) Ask how each piece of evidence helps you prove that your thesis statement is true.
    • Review Elaboration strategies (as suggestions only)
    • Begin elaborating on each piece of text evidence in your charts

Homework:

  1. Read 25+ pages and log on Biblionasium:
    1. Book title
    2. Page #s you read (p. ____ to p. ____)
    3. Big Thing that Happened (1-2 sentences: Who? What? When? Where?) + 1 question, prediction, inference, connection, visualization, or new word and how you guessed its meaning
  2. Finish elaborating on details in your chart. Remember this shows how the evidence proves your point in your thesis statement!

Per. 3 (10:03-10:51)

Learning Target copy

 

Learning Target: Students will be able to deliver an effective oral performance of a script or story.

Reader’s Theater Performances

Look through scripts here and choose one that your group would like to perform.

Leave a comment here on the blog post to let me know which script your group will be doing.

December 1 2017

Friday 12/1/17 – Language Arts

Good Morning, Class!

Please take out:

  • independent reading book
  • SS Turning Points (white book)
  • Chromebook

Per. 1 (8:15-9:09)

Learning Target copy

 

Learning Target: Students will be able to sustain attention and focus on independent reading the entire time.

  • Independent Reading
  • Fluency group 16b

Per. 2 (9:12-10:00)

Check grades for T1 in PowerSchool. Any corrections must be made today!

Learning Target copy

Learning Target: Students will be able to use their thesis statements to identify relevant textual evidence for support and to organize the information in a logical way.

Extended Writing Project – Plan and Organize

  • You must start with a strong thesis statement before gathering details.
  • Examples:
    • When life-changing events occur, some people turn inward (try to rely only on themselves), like Rachel from “Eleven,” while others turn outward (toward the help of others), like Helen Keller and Jackie Robinson, and we can learn from the choices these characters make.
    • Some people impact the world with their life-changing events by action, such as Jackie Robinson, but others, like Gary Paulsen and Rachel from “Eleven,” impact the world through reflecting on their life-changing experiences through writing.
    • While Rachel from “Eleven,” Helen Keller, and Jackie Robinson all had different strengths, each relied on their strengths in life-changing moments in a way that impacted not only themselves, but others.
  • Revisit your Thesis Statement:
    • Do you have a strong central idea yet?
    • What are you going to try to prove with your details/text evidence?
  • Once you know what kind of details you are looking for, go back into the texts to start planning your essay.

Homework:

  1. Read 25+ pages and log on Biblionasium:
    1. Book title
    2. Page #s you read (p. ____ to p. ____)
    3. Big Thing that Happened (1-2 sentences: Who? What? When? Where?) + 1 question, prediction, inference, connection, visualization, or new word and how you guessed its meaning
  2. Finish gathering details that help prove your thesis statement.

Per. 3 (10:03-10:51)

Learning Target copy

 

Learning Target: Students will be able to deliver an effective oral performance of a script or story.

Reader’s Theater Performances

 

November 30 2017

Thursday 11/30/17 – Language Arts

Good Morning, Class!

Please take out:

  • highlighter

Per. 3 (9:33-10:47)

Learning Target copy

 

Learning Target: Students will be able to deliver an effective oral performance of a script or story.

What is Reader’s Theater?

  • Rubric
  • Scripts and parts
  • Practice for tomorrow’s presentation

Please take out:

  • SS Turning Points (white book)
  • Chromebook

Per. 1 (11:36-12:50)

Audience and Purpose

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Learning Target: Students will be able to practice identifying audience and purpose in informative/explanatory text.

Blast: Audience and Purpose

  • Read title and driving question: Who is your audience and what is your purpose for writing your informative/explanatory essay?
  • Discuss initial thoughts and draft a response on scratch paper
  • Read Background and Discuss (see Note above)
  • Brainstorm – Think about how you will appeal to your audience:
    • “Who will be reading my essay?”
    • “How do I think the audience will respond to my topic?”
    • “How can I present information so that my audience will find it interesting and understandable?”
    • “How much does the audience already know about this topic?”
    • “How much background information do I need to provide for my audience?”
    • “Why am I trying to reach this audience?”
  • Create a two-column chart
  • Quickpoll
  • Number Crunch
  • Blast your Thesis Statement
  • Do 3 Peer Reviews

Homework:

  1. Read 25+ pages and log on Biblionasium:
    1. Title
    2. p. ____ to p. ____
    3. Big Thing that Happened (1-2 sentences: Who? What? When? Where?) + 1 question, prediction, inference, connection, visualization, or new word and how you guessed its meaning
November 29 2017

Wednesday 11/29/17 – Language Arts

Good Morning, Class!

Please take out:

  • independent reading book
  • Chromebook

Per. 2 (8:15-9:29)

Learning Target copy

 

Learning Target: Students will be able to sustain attention and focus on independent reading the entire time.

  • Independent Reading
  • Fluency group 16a

 

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Learning Target copy

 

Learning Target: Students will be able to identify and practice concrete strategies for writing a strong thesis statement. 

Extended Writing Project – Thesis Statement

  • Define: Video and paragraph
    • What are the most important elements of a thesis statement?
    • What is the purpose of the thesis statement in an informative essay?
    • Why should a thesis statement express the writer’s main or central idea?
  • Model: Read and annotate
    • Does this thesis statement effectively answer the prompt? Why or why not?
    • What would your group add, change or edit to improve this thesis statement?
  • Your Turn
    • Discuss the question choices with your partner
    • Make your best choices and click “save and continue”
  • Write: Create the thesis statement for your three-person essay
    • What is the central idea that you are going to try to get across in your informative essay?

Homework:

  1. Read 25+ pages and log on Biblionasium:
    1. Title
    2. p. ____ to p. ____
    3. Big Thing that Happened (1-2 sentences: Who? What? When? Where?) + 1 question, prediction, inference, connection, visualization, or new word and how you guessed its meaning

Advisory (9:33-10:21)

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