Quarter 1 Week 5 September 10-14, 2018

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #5
Unit of InstructionGiving Informative Speechs and Reading a Novel
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.7.RI.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

LAFS.7.W.1.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. a. Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically. b. Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text. c. Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.

LAFS.7.W.2.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)

LAFS.7.SL.1.2 Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.

LAFS.7.SL.1.3 Delineate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.

LAFS.7.SL.2.4 Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

LAFS.7.SL.2.5 Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and findings and emphasize salient points.

LAFS.7.SL.2.6 Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.


Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will continue to give informative speeches.

All students will score each other’s speeches according to our classroom speech rubric.

Students will listen and pay attention to each other during speeches.

Students will continue to read the novel, Submerged.

Classroom Activities
  1. coordinated – organized together
  2. butterfly net – a long, light-weight net
  3. propulsion scooters – motorized underwater transportation
  4. weird – strange
  5. stragglers – those who are late coming in
  6. Terra Firma – dry land (firm earth)
  7. panic – sudden, uncontrollable fear
  8. epidemic – when a disease spreads over a wide area
  9. exaggerating – stretching the facts
  10. snapper – a red, salt-water fish that is delicious to eat
  11. swamped – overwhelmed
  12. horrendous – absolutely terrible
  13. chit-chat – light talk
  14. lobster dinner – steamed lobster with melted butter
Assignments Due
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