Quarter 2 Week 3 October 28-November 1, 2019

New evidence of the benefits of arts education

Art Education Matters

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #12
Unit of InstructionArgumentative Essay, Reading a novel, Punctuation for quotes and citing
Standard(s) Taught
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.
LAFS.7.W.2.5 – With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.
LAFS.7.RI.3.8: Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.
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.L.1.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

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.



Classroom Activities

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.

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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.
Homework – Write paragraphs three and four on Argumentative Essay: Is Art Education as Important as other Curriculum? Tomorrow we will review your writing of paragraphs three and four.

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Wednesday – Some kids will report to work on reading/writing skills with Mrs. Cornelius.
Independent Reading. Work on Argumentative Essay.

Thursday – Work on Argumentative Essay. Read Submerged as time permits.
Homework – Work on paragraphs five and six on Argumentative writing: Is Art Education Important?

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Friday -Work on essays: Is Art Education Important?

Kids seem stressed with lots of homework and tests on Friday from many teachers. I am not giving spelling and vocabulary this week. Instead, we will pick up new words from our essay writing and from Submerged. Every few pages, while we are reading Submerged, I stop and ask students to find words and phrases they don’t know. We define and discuss them during our reading, which means instant learning and improved vocabulary because they are actually reading and using the words and phrases to understand the story.

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