|Unit of Instruction||Students will write informative speeches that teach the audience at least 10 researched facts.|
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 select an appropriate topic and have it approved by Dr. Forney.
Students will write a three-minute speech to present to the class.
Students will read Chapter 12-14 of the novel, Submerged.
Students will study and know vocabulary that goes with writing/presenting a speech.
1. beginning – Have an important beginning statement.
Monday – Town Hall Meeting. Work on speeches and Powerpoint presentations. Read Submerged.
Homework – Read “A Library with Legs” aloud to your parent. Read slowly with expression. Parents should sign.
Tuesday – Prepare speeches and Powerpoints. Cursive writing. Figurative Language. Read Submerged.
Homework – Read speech draft aloud to a parent. Read slowly with expression. Discuss what about your speech is good and what needs WORK. Parents should sign. Study vocabulary words. Read 20 minutes before bedtime.
Wednesday – Independent reading. Work on speeches and Powerpoint presentations.
Homework – No Homework
Thursday – Town Hall Meeting. Read Submerged. Cursive writing. Figurative Language. Details. Study vocabulary. We have one test tomorrow. Work on speeches and Powerpoint presentations.
Homework – Read your final speech aloud to your parent and show your Powerpoint presentation. Read slowly with expression. Know when to click ahead for your slides. Parents should sign. Study vocabulary words.
Friday – Vocabulary test. Read Submerged. Speeches begin on Monday. Use the weekend to finish and polish