|Unit of Instruction||Spelling, Vocabulary, Reading, Writing a Summary, Listening, Speaking, Literature, Courtesy, Etiquette, Research, Reading for Specific Details|
LAFS.7.RL.2.4, LAFS.7.RI.2.4, Determine the meaning of words in text
LAFS.7.W.1.2d, LAFS.7.W.1.3d Use precise language and vocabulary
LAFS.7.SL.1.1, LAFS.7.SL.1.1 Participate in discussions, come prepared to discuss after reading
LAFS.7.SL.1.1b Follow the rules of speaking and listening in a group
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
My students will participate in a fun challenge game that results in points, grades, and prizes.
My students will discuss issues, listen to their classmates, and give opinions.
My students will research and write facts.
My students will learn to read silently looking for key details and reasons and prepare book reports.
My students will learn to find evidence in the texts they read and write.
My students will practice reading aloud and comprehend what they have read.
My students will learn new words, definitions, and spellings about persuasive/argumentative writing
Parents and Kids,
We’re doing something different this week! We are learning to be self-motivated and have high standards of work. I’ve made it in the form of a contest. In order to get in as many of their points as they can, kids will have homework Monday – Thursday. Students don’t have to do everything on the list. The more they do, the more points they earn. There is a cash prize for the highest scorer in each class!
The cutoff for the contest is Friday at the end of class block. If your child is absent Friday, he can turn in his work for a grade, of course, but he would not be eligable to win the contest unless I receive his work by the end of classtime just like every other student in his class.
All absences this week must be officially excused in order for your student to remain in the competition
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