ELA – Sept. 25-29, 2017

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts
Grade Level7
Week #Q1 - Week 6
Unit of InstructionArgumentative Essay, Descriptive Writing, and Reading
Standard(s) Taught

 – Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
 – 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.
 – Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word.
 – Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text. 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

 – Students will finalize their argumentative essay.
 – Students will refine and edit their writing.
 – Students will create descriptive writing.
 – Students will read and analyze The Call of the Wild.
 – Students will learn the parts of a novel. 

Classroom Activities

Monday & Tuesday – Research and write argumentative essay.
Wednesday – Descriptive Writing
Thursday & Friday –  Plot, Character, Conflict, Theme, and Setting. Novel Study – The Call of the Wild 

Assignments Due

Friday, September 29 –
Argumentative Essay (Including parent feedback form.)
ThinkCERCA Reading Assignment – www.thinkcerca.com (Self-driving Cars inch Closer to Mainstream Availability.)
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Password:  thinkcerca
Level 2 Greek & Latin Roots Quiz

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