ELA – September 18-22, 2017

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts
Grade Level7
Week #Q1 - Week 5
Unit of InstructionArgumentative Texts & Argumentative Essay
Standard(s) Taught

 – Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
 – Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
 – Choose language that express ideas precisely and concisely, recognizing and eliminating wordiness and redundancy.
 – Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing and speaking.
 – Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.


Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

 – Students will read persuasive texts determining author’s point of view.
 – Students will analyze the structure of a text.
 – Students will piece together arguments in sequential order.
 – Students will learn how to write an argumentative paper.
 – Students will research argumentative essay topics.
 – Students will outline their argumentative paper. 

Classroom Activities

 – Students will read from Florida Collections – “Why Exploring the Ocean is Mankind’s Next Giant Leap.” (Moved from week 4.)
 – Students will cut and paste arguments in sequential order.
 – Students will engage in learning activities to help memorize the Greek & Latin Roots.
 – Students will research on the computer.
 – Students will outline their essay. 

Assignments Due

Wednesday, September 20 – Greek & Latin Roots Quiz & Close Reader Assign. 1  – Pg. 63 (Originally assigned September 5th and due September 8th.)
Friday, September 22 – Close Reader Assign. Pg. 67

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