|Unit of Instruction||Argumentative Essay, Reading a novel, Punctuation for quotes and citing|
LAFS.7.W.1.1 – Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
LAFS.7.W.1.1a – Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
LAFS.7.W.1.1b – Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
My students will learn the different parts of an Argumentative Essay.
My students will learn how to punctuate quotes and citing.
My students will learn how to research.
My students will check to see if their claims are valid and based on solid evidence.
My students will learn new vocabulary by continuing to read the novel, Submerged.
Monday – This week we will look at an Argumentative Topic: Is Arts Education Important? We will plan an outline together and discuss important points of Art Education. We will research articles and highlight quotes from experts. We will read Submerged as time allows. No spelling or Vocabulary this week. Instead, you will get a grade on participation: answering questions, large group, small group, research, staying focused on your essay writing, helping others, individual work, etc.
Homework: Work on Art Education essay. Tomorrow we will review your first two paragraphs.
Tuesday – Check first two paragraphs of your essays. This will count as a quiz grade. Read Submerged. Begin work on paragraphs three and four of our Argumentative Essay. We will review how to use and punctuate quotes and paraphrases in our essays.
Wednesday – Some kids will report to work on reading/writing skills with Mrs. Cornelius.
Thursday – Work on Argumentative Essay. Read Submerged as time permits.
Friday -Work on essays: Is Art Education Important?