ELA – November 6-9, 2017

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts
Grade Level7
Week #Q2 - Week 12
Unit of InstructionNewspapers in Education
Standard(s) Taught

– Use technology, including Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
– Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
– Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussion (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners.
– 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.
 – Compare and contrast a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of the text.
– Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources.
– Write informative texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information.
– Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
– Use appropriate transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
.- Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
– Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations.
– Adapt speech to a variety of contexts.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

– Examining newspapers and their purpose, genres, and characteristics.
– To create articles step-by-step (News articles, opinion editorial, feature article, comic, book reviews, polls, advice columns, and sports articles.)
– Brainstorming, utilizing different kinds of writing, putting illustration to their words, managing their time (Can’t miss those deadlines!), and having meaningful discussions with their peers.
– Editing, researching, and typing articles.

Classroom Activities

Monday, November 6th: All about the news, sections of a newspaper, and newspaper vocabulary.
Tuesday, November 7th:  Purpose of a Newspaper – Persuade, Inform & Entertain
Wednesday, November 8th: Creating newspaper articles.
Thursday, November 9th:  Guest Speaker – Daytona Beach News-Journal
Friday, November 10th:  No School

Assignments Due

Tuesday, November 7th:  Vocabulary Test
Vocabulary Words:
Inclement
Loiter
Bask
Commend
Deface
Mediate
Whimsical
Garnish
Haughty
Residual
Monday, November 13th:  Newspaper Vocabulary Test

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