Quarter 1 Week 4 September 4-8, 2018

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7th
Week #4
Unit of InstructionSpeeches and Powerpoints
Standard(s) Taught

 LAFS.7.W.1.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

LAFS.7.W.3.7 Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions for further research and investigation. 

LAFS.7.W.3.8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation. 

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. 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students spent last week researching and writing their speeches and working on their PowerPoint presentations. This week we will present speeches and PowerPoint presentations. 

Students will listen intently to each other’s speeches.

Students will score each other’s speeches according to our rubric.

Students will give meaningful feedback to each other after each speech.

Classroom Activities
Assignments Due

Each student will present a 3 minute speech to our class. Students have had their topics approved by Dr. Forney and have done extensive research. 

Students will present an 8-12 slide PowerPoint presentation with their speech.

Additional Resources

There will be no spelling test or vocabulary test this week.

Our class will continue to read the novel Submerged each day after speeches.