ELA – September 5-8, 2017

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts
Grade Level7
Week #Q1 - Week 4
Unit of InstructionAnalyzing Structure & Sound Reasoning
Standard(s) Taught

 – Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and the development of the ideas.
 – Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.
 – Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
 – Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
 – Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
 – Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word. 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

 – Students will analyze text.
 – Students will analyze structure.
 – Students will trace and evaluate an argument.
 – Students will engage in vocabulary strategies:  Latin Roots

Classroom Activities

Monday, September 4 – No School
Tuesday, September 5 – ThinkCERCA Writing Assessment (Moved from week 3.)
Wednesday, September 6 – Florida Collections – “Why Exploring the Ocean is Mankind’s Next Giant Leap.” (Moved from week 3.)  Greek & Latin Affixes and Roots- Practice
Thursday, September 7 – Florida Collections – “The Triangle Factory Fire.”
Friday, September 8 – Florida Collections – “Uprising.”

Assignments Due

Friday, September 8 – Greek & Latin Affixes and Roots Quiz – Level 1
NewsELA reading assignment

Additional Resources