Quarter 1 Week 3 August 27-31, 2018

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7th
Week #3
Unit of InstructionStudents will write informative speeches that teach the audience at least 10 researched facts.
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 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.

Classroom Activities

1. beginning – Have an important beginning statement.
2. eye contact – Look directly at your audience.
3. time your speech – Speech should be three minutes.
4. enunciate – Speak clearly and practice hard words.
5. stay on topic – Don’t get off the subject.
6. rehearse – practice, practice, practice!
7. research – find interesting information on the Internet
8. teach the audience – Keep it interesting.
9. speak loudly – No one wants to strain to hear.
10. don’t apologize – Don’t make excuses.
11. ending – Have an important ending statement.
12. great Powerpoint – You should have 8-10 pictures.
13. make it personal – Tell us why you chose this topic.
14. be prepared – Know you’ll do your best.

Assignments Due

Monday – Town Hall Meeting. Work on speeches and Powerpoint presentations. Read Submerged.
Cursive writing. Figurative Language.

Homework – Read “A Library with Legs” aloud to your parent. Read slowly with expression. Parents should sign.
Study vocabulary words. Read 20 minutes before bedtime.

Parent signature______________________________

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.

Parent signature______________________________

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.

Parent signature______________________________

Friday – Vocabulary test. Read Submerged. Speeches begin on Monday. Use the weekend to finish and polish
your speech if you haven’t already done so. Please don’t bring me excuses on Monday. You’ve had an entire week to work on your speech and Powerpoint presentation at school and at home. Thanks!

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