Q1 – Week 1: August 13-17, 2018

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts
Grade Level7
Week #Q1 - Week 1
Unit of InstructionWelcome & Persuasive Speech
Standard(s) Taught

 – Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 7 topics and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
 – Follow rules for collegial discussions.
 – Acknowledge new information expressed by others and, when warranted, modify their own views. 
 – Delineate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
 – 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 will meet the teacher.
 – Students will meet their peers.
 – Students will share with the class.
 – Students will write about themselves.
 – Students will understand classroom rules and procedures.
 – Students will learn the 15 most common literary devices.
 – Students will correct real world grammar fails. 
 – Students will learn the components of a persuasive speech. 

Classroom Activities

Monday – Welcome!  Get to know your teacher and classmates.  Classroom procedures.
Tuesday – My future “selfie.”  Literary Devices
Wednesday – Real world grammar fails. 
Thursday – ELA in the Real World presentations.
Friday – PPT and discussion on the Persuasive Speech.

Assignments Due

Thursday, August 16 – ELA in the Real World presentations. 

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