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Google Classroom Codes: PD1-9 (ndrb3me); PD 3-4 (xak5pbi); PD 6-7 (isbgsst) 

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As always, I can be reached through my Hamilton email.

Be sure to see the new virtual classroom schedule posted in Google Classroom

WIN Friday...reach out for any questions, help, or concerns.  Miss you all!!

June 3 & 4, Wednesday and Thursday, Poetry reading

1. Look at the collection of poems in "Poetry Out Loud"

2. Read poems by collections or by letter to narrow down your viewing choices. (This will help if it all looks too overwhelming. I only looked under the letter "A".)

3. You need to find three different poems.

4. Once you find a poem or a section of a poem, copy and paste the title, the poem or lines in the poem, and tell why you chose it and what it means to you.

5. You need to do this with three different choices. (See my example if you are confused.)

 

June 1 & 2 Transition quiz

Please complete the transition quiz and be sure you read the directions for each section.

In the last part of the quiz, rewrite the paragraph using transition words.

Answers are to be done right on the test paper, then submit.

 

May 27 ans 28, Wednesday and Thursday: Lesson on paragraph writing from visualizations

Look at the picture and think about what is going on.  Use the following questions to guide your thinking. 

Please don’t just answer the questions. You need to write an introductory paragraph and may include one or more of your answers as a guide to form a paragraph.. 

See Google Classroom for picture, questions, and further directions.

 

 

May 26, Tuesday, Vocab for Achievement pgs. 119 & 120 Test Taking with Synonyms and Antonyms 

Vocabulary for Achievement workbook

1. Please read page 119.

2. Complete answers to page 119 and 120 in a Google doc and submit.

3. For the few who don't have their workbook, please complete an i-ready lesson.

 

May 22-25 no school for Memorial Day weekend.

May 20 & 21: Wednesday and Thursday we will share our Final Projects on Google Meet

May 20 &21, Wednesday and Thursday, The Origin of Memorial Day Newsela article. Use R.A.C.E.S, two transitions, & two details from article.

1. Please read the Newsela article and write a paragraph that explains the central idea of the article.

2. Use at least two details from the article to support your response.

3.Be sure to use at least two transitions in your paragraph.

4. Be sure to use the acronym R. A. C. E. S. to write a complete open ended answer.

5. Your paragraph should be put in Google Classroom and submitted once completed. 

 

Hi everyone! Finally, I was able to play The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 for you.

I'll send it to you in Google Classroom.  Enjoy!

 May 18  & 19 Lesson: Vocabulary for Achievement Workbook Lesson 18

NOTE: You have your “Vocabulary for Achievement '' workbook home. Today you will work on Lesson 18.

Directions:  You can Access GOOGLE CLASSROOM when you are done the assignment to answer a series of questions and submit to show proof that you completed the Vocabulary Lesson.

 Please complete Lesson 18, pages 113 - 118 in Vocabulary for Achievement workbook.  

  • ALL pages and activities need to be completed.
  • After completing the entire lesson, Go to GOOGLE CLASSROOM and answer the questions in the “May 18, Vocabulary Lesson” Assignment.

 Submit answers on answer sheet in Google Classroom, so I know you completed the work.

Approx. Time on task:  40-45 minutes

 May 13 &14 Wednesday and Thursday; Lesson TWGTB Final Project in Google Classroom, due Monday May 18 

Sorry guys...extreme technical difficulties with my dvd player. I will eventually solve them, but I can’t leave you hanging until I solve my technical dilemma. I will figure out how to show you the movie so you can just watch it for entertainment.

Project Selection Day
1. Please review the Watson's Project Choices Selection Sheet attached.
2. Carefully read the Selections and criteria. I also included a scoring rubric with criteria.
⚠️NOTE: The Essay can count as ONE of the projects. You do not have to do the ESSAY plus one of the 6 selections.

3. PLEASE decide by the end of the day to let me know which project you are choosing and email me your choice. I will need to know which project you decide to work on over the next week.

Any Questions about the projects should be emailed to me and I will follow up with an email or google meet to answer all your questions.

PROJECT DUE DATE: Monday, May 18, by the end of the day!
Projects will be turned into Google Classroom, and shared in our Wednesday/Thursday Google Classroom

Monday & Tuesday, May 11 & 12, TWGTB end of novel Quiz and Test!

1. Review parts of a plot power point.
2. Copy the plot graph for The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963.
3. Please complete the plot graph with the information from the Watsons novel; this will count as a quiz grade.
4. After completing the plot graph, please submit it in google classroom.
5. Now please complete the short answer test from the novel TWGTB. Be sure to use the R.A.C.E.S. strategy to complete each answers, copy is attached. The short answer test will be a test grade. Take your time, use your novel and do your best. Then submit your answers in Google Classroom.

 

Friday is our WIN or Open Class Day.  I will be available between 10 and 2 for small groups and independent help.

       Please email me for any help you need and I will reach out to some of you. Remember to check your email.

Lesson: TWGTB end of novel activities, Theme; Wednesday and Thursday lessons, May 6 & 7, 2020 

  1. Watch PPT and discuss examples and themes
  2. Determine the theme of the example story.
  3. Engage in a group discussion using their personal responses.
  4. Write three paragraphs using supporting details from the novel to support your choice of TWGTB theme.

To be completed in a two day time period.

 

 Lesson: TWGTB reading and activities; Monday and Tuesday lessons, May 4 & 5, 2020

Please complete the vocabulary, reading, and worksheets found in Google Classroom: 

  1. Complete Vocab for chapter 15/ Epilogue. Complete in Google Classroom and submit.
  2. A Change of Scene, Characters change while visiting Grandma Sands. Tell who the person is and explain how they changed.
  3. Finish reading TWGTB chapter 15 and epilogue.
  4. Determining Cause and Effect, to determine a cause, ask yourself, “What is the reason?” To determine the effect, ask “What is the result?” Match the Cause with the Effect.

Thursday, April 29, Day to Make-Up work. 

If you are all caught up on ELA work, you can use the time to make - up other work.

See you all Friday at 11:00 am in Google Hangout.  Please check Google Classroom before the call to get any work needed for the call.

 Day 28 Lesson:  Watsons Go to Birmingham Vocabulary, chapters 11-12

***** We will have a review of the R. A. C. E. S. strategy on GOOGLE HANGOUT  at 11:00 AM for whoever needs it.

1. Complete Sequencing Events and turn it in

2. Definitions for chap 11-12 that can be found in GOOGLE CLASSROOM Day 28.

3. Complete the definitions in GOOGLE CLASSROOM and turn them into me.

4. Now read chapters 11 & 12 of TWGTB

Approx. Time on task:  40-45 minutes

 

Day 26 Lesson: Newsela Close Read ActivitArticle Title: “Coronavirus Answers for Kids”
Student Activity Directions:
1. Read the article and annotate using highlight marks for the two text pieces for citing.
2. Complete the QUIZ in the "Activities" Section
3. Complete the WRITING ASSIGNMENT in the "Activities" Section using the RACES strategy
4. SUBMIT the Assignment in Newsela
THIS WILL BE GRADED!
Approx. time on task: 40-45 minutes

 Day 25 Lesson: One time Google Hangout for all of my classes and Using the Race Activity 

Period 1-9 (11:00 AM - 11:45)

 1. Students will view a video lesson on RACE strategy

2. Now review the PowerPoint document on the acronym RACE.  There are some examples of how to RE-STATE a question, ANSWER and Cite evidence from a text. 

3. After our Hangout, please read "Service Dogs" and let's APPLY the RACE Strategy to a question.   Answer the question in Google Docs applying the RACE strategy

4.Turn in to Google Classroom

Approx. Time on task: 40- 45 minutes

 DAY 24 Lesson:  Watsons Go to Birmingham.  Read & Chapter Activities

Directions: 

  1. Please read chapters 9 and 10 in TWGTB.  (You also have the option of following along with the audio book links I’ve included in Google Classroom at the start of the novel.)
  1. Complete the worksheet from the packet: Understanding Special Meanings (Connotation/Denotation) in Google Classroom and turn in your answers. Also, tell if the italicized words are positive, neutral, or negative.

Approx. Time on task:  40-45 minutes

 Tuesday and Wednesday, Day 22 and 23 Spring Benchmark in Link It

Directions:  Go to Google Classroom for directions:

  1. Students need to go to: https://test.linkit.com
  2. Students enter the assignment code (see above)
  3. Students select their name and begin.
  4. Complete the benchmark and do your best.

 Day 21, Monday, April 20: Reopening society amid coronavirus.  Close reading activities.

You will find the assignment in Google Classroom as the second assignment from the top. First is Friday's then below that is Monday's.

1. Read the Newsela article. After reading the entire article, look back at the article while carefully answering the quiz questions, and then complete the writing activity...

2. There are two parts to the writing activity:
          In the text, highlight, by clicking on and dragging the mouse over the text in the article you want to highlight.
          Then choose a specific detail, sentence, or paragraph in the text and explain how this section supports the main idea of the text.
          In the margin, you will then type "Main Idea".

3.The "Writing" section will count as 50% of your grade...Be sure to do it! 
 

Day 20 Lesson:  Watsons Go to Birmingham.  Short Google Hangout check-in. Open book test Chapter 1-8 

Directions:

  1. Test 1 and Quiz 1  are uploaded into Google Classroom.  
  2. Please Complete Test 1 and Comprehension Quiz 1 by putting the correct answers onto the Google doc then submit and turn it in.
  3. Be Sure to use your book because it’s an open book test.
  4. We will do short Google Hangout to check-in (Period 1-9; 10am) (Period 3-4; 11am) (Period 6-7; 12pm) 

Approx. Time on task:  40-45 minutes

DAY 19 Lesson:  Watsons Go to Birmingham.  Read & Chapter Activities

Directions: You may use definitions for chap 7 & 8 that can be found in GOOGLE CLASSROOM Day 19. 

1. Complete the definitions in GOOGLE CLASSROOM and turn them into me..I also uploaded TWGTB vocabulary words sheet for chapter 9 to Epilogue.

2. Please read chapters 7 and 8 in TWGTB.  (You also have the option of following along with the audio book links I’ve included in Google Classroom.)

3. Skim chapters 1-8 for open book test tomorrow

Approx. Time on task:  40-45 minutes

DAY 18 Lesson:  Watsons Go to Birmingham.  Read & Chapter Activities

Directions:

1. Please read chapters 5 and 6 in TWGTB.  (You also have the option of following along with the audio book links I’ve included in Google Classroom.)

2. Complete the worksheet Bunch of Characters in Google Classroom and turn in your answers.

Approx. Time on task:  45-60 minutes

Day 17 Lesson:  Directions:

1.Please access I-Ready through the Clever App and complete at least 2 lessons. Be sure you are completing at least 30-40 minutes of Lessons. 

2. If you need to go beyond 2 lessons this day you may.

3. I will be checking the master class list for completion and time on task.

Approx. Time on task:  40 minutes

 Day 16 Lesson: Close Read Activity:  

Article Title: “Racing for a Vaccine”

Please Access NewsELA through Clever for the Assignment Student Activity Directions:

  1. Read the article and annotate using highlight marks of important ideas.
  2. Complete the QUIZ in the "Activities" Section
  3. Complete the WRITING ASSIGNMENT in the "Activities" Section
  4. SUBMIT the Assignment in Newsela

THIS WILL BE GRADED! 

Approx. time on task:  40-45 minutes

NOTE: Students should be working on their Independent Reading Porject; Extended to April 3, 2020 to share in Google Hangout on Friday.

Day 15 Friday Google Hangout Day (Can't Wait to See Everyone!!)

A few minutes before our designated times, go to Google Classroom and click join.

Please be prepared with your Independent Reading Project.

Period 1-9 (10:00 AM - 10:45)

Period 3-4 (11:00 AM - 11:45)

Period 6-7 (12:00 PM - 12:45)

You will have around 1-3 minutes to present your project.

Please keep your microphones on mute until it's your turn to present.

Day 14 Thursday Lesson: Please finish up your Independent Reading Projects.

Please work on your project until it is complete.

If your projects are complete, please take the time to make up any missed work and submit it to me:

      Newsela, i-ready, TWGTB woksheets and vocab.........

Tomorrow (Friday) we will hold a Google Hangout and we will share our Projects.

Period 1-9 (10 AM - 10:50)

Period 3-4 (11 AM - 11:50)

Period 6-7 (12PM - 12:50)

Please go to Google Classroom for Directions to get into the Google Hangout session.

DAY 13 Lesson: Independent reading Project

As requested, I am giving you two extra days (Today and Tomorrow) to complete your Independent Reading Novel and project.

Please finish reading all novels today and then work on your projects. 

Directions: You were to use the templates that I gave out to draw a picture of an important event and write a two sentence summary for each chapter. Some of you have many short chapters, so we discussed combining two to three chapters.  We will begin sharing the projects over Google Hangout on Friday.

Approx. Time on task:  45-60 minutes

Day 12 Lesson:  Directions: i-ready

1.Please access I-Ready through the Clever App and complete at least 2 lessons.

Be sure you are completing at least 30-40 minutes of Lessons. 

If you need to go beyond 2 lessons this day you may.

I will be checking the master class list for completion and time on task.

Approx. Time on task:  40 minutes

 Day 11 Lesson: Newsela Close Read Activity:

 Article Title: “Stress Management”

Please Access NewsELA through Clever for the Assignment Student Activity Directions:

  1. Read the article and annotate using highlight marks, questions, and the “Annotation Symbols for AOW”.
  2. Complete the QUIZ in the "Activities" Section
  3. Complete the WRITING ASSIGNMENT in the "Activities" Section
  4. SUBMIT the Assignment in Newsela

THIS WILL BE GRADED! 

Approx. time on task:  40-45 minutes

 

Day 10 Google Hang out today; (period 1-9, 10-10:45); (period 3-4, 11-11:45); (period 6-7, 12-12:45)

We will discuss the importance of routines and review some "how to's" for remote learning.

DAY 9 Lesson:  Watsons Go to Birmingham. Chapter Activities & Definitions

Directions: Complete ALL chapter 3 and 4 activities found in the Chapter Activity Novel packets found on Google Classroom under DAY 9 Remote Lesson.

 

  • Please use definitions for chapter 5 and 6 found in GOOGLE CLASSROOM Day 9.
  • Complete chapter 5 and 6 definitions in GOOGLE CLASSROOM by inserting the vocab words with the given definitions.  

 

 NOTE: (ALL STUDENTS received hard copies of these packets except for Chapter Summary, pg 11, in Day 9.  They should be found in their WGTB Notebook folder).

 

DAY 8 Lesson:  Watsons Go to Birmingham.  Read & Chapter Activities

Directions: Please use definitions for chapter 3 and 4 found in GOOGLE CLASSROOM Day 8.  

 

  • Complete chapter 3 and 4 definitions in GOOGLE CLASSROOM by inserting the vocab words with the given definitions.  

 

          Read chapters 3 and 4 in TWGTB.  (You also have the option of following along with the audio book links I’ve included in Google Classroom.) 

 

Approx. Time on task:  45-60 minutes

 

Day 7 Lesson: Watsons Go to Birmingham.  Read & Chapter Activities

Directions:  Please read Chapter 1 and 2 ONLY.  (You also have the option of following along with the audio book links I’ve included in Google Classroom). 

After reading please complete chapters 1&2 activities, answers need to be entered into Google Classroom “The Coldest Day Ever,” “Adding Endings,” and “Chapter Summary, pg. 7”. Upload answers into Google Classroom, Day 7.

NOTE:  All students received hard copies of activities except for “Chapter Summary pg.7” Activity. If they did not receive a hard copy because they were absent, please find instructions on Google Classroom under, Day 7 Remote Lesson.

Approx. Time on task:  40-45 minutes

Day 6 Lesson: Newsela Close Read Activity

Article Title: “Closing for Coronavirus.”

Please Access Newsela through Clever to find the Assignment

Student Activity Directions:

  1. Read the article and annotate using highlight marks, questions, key point, and the “Annotation Symbols for AOW” (given out on Thursday and a copy will also be in Google Classroom Day 1).
  2. Complete the QUIZ in the "Activities" Section
  3. Complete the WRITING ASSIGNMENT in the "Activities" Section
  4. SUBMIT the Assignment in Newsela

THIS WILL BE GRADED! 

 Approx. time on task:  40-45 minutes

 

Day 5 Lesson: Watsons Go to Birmingham: Define Vocabulary, then finish reading your Independent Reading Novel and complete project. Due March 27.

Directions: Please use definitions for chapter 1 and 2 found in GOOGLE CLASSROOM Day 5.  

            Complete the definitions by inserting the correct vocab word in front of the definitions and turn it back into GOOGLE CLASSROOM  

           When finished with the definitions, work on your Independent Reading Novel and/or Project. 

 NOTE: Independent Reading Project due March 27 (you will hand it in when we return to school). 

Approx. time on task:  40-45 minutes

DAY 4 Lesson: The Children’s March

Directions: Please watch the video “The Children's March” and complete the Question Worksheet as you watch (given to you on Friday or mailed to you if you were absent). 

Go to GOOGLE CLASSROOM, Day 4 to find the link to the video and a copy of the questions if needed.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT-QkNkMZjk

Submit your answers so I know you completed your work.

Approx. time on task:  40-45 minutes

 

Day 3 Lesson: Vocabulary for Achievement Workbook

NOTE: You were told to take your “Vocabulary for Achievement '' workbook home. Today you will work on Lesson 17.

Directions:  You can Access GOOGLE CLASSROOM when you are done the assignment to answer a series of questions and submit to show proof that you completed the Vocabulary Lesson.

 Please complete Lesson 17, pages 107 - 112 in Vocabulary for Achievement workbook.  

  • ALL pages and activities need to be completed.
  • Now Go to GOOGLE CLASSROOM and answer the questions in the “Day 3, Vocabulary Lesson” Assignment.

 Submit answers on answer sheet in Google Classroom, so I know you completed the work.

Approx. Time on task:  40-45 minutes

  Day 2 Lesson:  "The Children's March" article and I-Ready Lessons

Those of you who didn’t complete the writing part of Newsela, please do so ASAP.

Directions:

 Please read for information, “The Children’s March” article (copy is in GOOGLE CLASSROOM) that was given to you in the packet or in the mail.

  • After reading “The Children’s March” please access I-Ready through Clever App and complete at least 2 lessons. Be sure you are completing at least 30-40 minutes of Lessons.  If you need to go beyond 2 lessons this day you may.
  • I will be checking the master class list for completion and time on task.

 Approx. Time on task:  40 minutes

  Day 1 Lesson: Newsela Close Read Activity
Article Title: “U.S. Schools Prepare for Coronavirus.”

Please Access NewsELA through Clever for the Assignment

Student Activity Directions:

  1. Read the article and annotate using highlight marks, questions, and the “Annotation Symbols for AOW” (given out on Thursday and a copy will also be in Google Classroom Day 1).
  2. Complete the QUIZ in the "Activities" Section
  3. Complete the WRITING ASSIGNMENT in the "Activities" Section
  4. SUBMIT the Assignment in Newsela

THIS WILL BE GRADED! 

Approx. time on task:  40-45 minutes

As always, I can be reached through my Hamilton email.