As disappointed as I am that we will not be returning to school this school year, I feel so fortunate that I still get to connect, learn, and converse with my ELA students from the safety of our own homes using our Chromebooks and other devices. Monday, April 6 marks the official beginning of our first week of distance learning. For the last two weeks, I have planned some engaging lessons and activities that both meet our remaining learning standards and also use the tech tools that students are familiar with using during class.
While I know that this is new for all of us, I thought it would be helpful for you to have a checklist for our first week. All assignments can be found in the Week of April 6-10, 2020 module in Google Classroom. When students open up their Google Classroom, they need to make sure that they are logged into their TCS Google account (@tuscaloosacityschools), click on our class, and then click on “Classwork” at the top of the page.
All assignments will be available to students Monday morning at 8:00 AM. All assignments are labeled with a due date. Work completed through Classroom will automatically be submitted to me.
Week of April 6-10, 2020 Distance Learning Assignments
- Cause and Effect Diagnostic Assessment (pre-test)
- Cause and Effect Practice 1
- What questions can I answer for you about Cause and Effect?
- MyOn Informational Text Graphic Organizer
In addition to those assignments above, I also have included some additional practice:
Week of April 6-10, 2020 Additional Practice
- Quizziz Cause and Effect
In Google Classroom, I will be posting a daily read aloud in the “Stream” portion of the class. Students may listen to each chapter and make comments on their thoughts, connections, and predictions.
Week of April 6-10, 2020 Read Aloud
Read Aloud - Count Me In Chapters 1-5
Furthermore, students will be able to connect with me on a daily basis. I will be available via email Monday-Friday from 1:00-2:00PM. The email address that I will be checking is firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, I will have a GoogleMeet session each Tuesday from 10:55-11:25 AM for Q&A Cafe where students can ask their questions and get assistance in real time. These GoogleMeet links will be published in Google Classroom on the “Stream” section about 10:30 AM each Tuesday. A third way that students can get assistance is by dropping a question for me directly into a comment on the Google Doc or Google Slide assignments. I will be checking this regularly.
Students, I urge you not to procrastinate on your assignments! Work a little each day so that you are fully prepared to complete your work by the due dates and times. I will be checking in with you daily to see your progress! I miss each of you very much. Stay safe and healthy!
Mrs. Ramsay, NBCT