– Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
– 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.
– Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
– Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
– Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
– Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
– 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.
– Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentation to clarify claims and findings and emphasize salient points.
– Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
– Students will revise, edit, pair, and share explanatory essays.
– Students will research the Florida Everglades.
– Students will create PowerPoint presentations on the Everglades National Park
– Students will deliver an informative speech. (PowerPoint presentation.)
Monday, January 29 – Small group work. Independent editing with Ms. Baker. Florida Everglades essay. Stations: ThinkCERCA, Revising paper, and revising and editing with Ms. Baker.
Tuesday, January 30 – Complete rotation stations from Monday.
Wednesday, January 31 – Periods 1, 2, & 3 – Video – Everglades National Park
Periods 5, 6, & 7 – Novel Study
Thursday, February 1 – Research & Create PowerPoint Presentation of the Florida Everglades.
Friday, February 2 – Share PowerPoint presentation of the Florida Everglades
Thursday, February 1 – Parent signature sheet (Everglades essay) and Florida Everglades essay.
Friday, February 2 – Spelling homework. Spelling/Vocabulary Test. Everglades PowerPoint.
Sunday, February 4 – Tweentribune.com articles.
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