Q1 – Week 1: August 12-16, 2019

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #1
Unit of InstructionWelcome & Persuasive Speech
Standard(s) Taught
LAFS.7.SL.1.1 – 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.
LAFS.7.SL.1.1a – Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.
LAFS.7.SL.1.1b – Follow rules for collegial discussions, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.
LAFS.7.SL.1.1c – Pose questions that elicit elaboration and respond to others’ questions and comments with relevant observations and ideas that bring the discussion back on topic as needed.
LAFS.7.SL.1.1d – Acknowledge new information expressed by others and, when warranted, modify their own views.

LAFS.7.L.1.1 – Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

LAFS.7.SL.1.3 – Delineate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and the relevance and
sufficiency of the evidence.
LAFS.7.SL.2.4 – 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.
LAFS.7.SL.2.5 – Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and findings and emphasize salient points.
LAFS.7.SL.2.6 – Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

– Students will meet their teacher and peers.
– Students will interview their parent/guardian and share with the class.
– Students will write a short introduction.
– Students will understand classroom rules and procedures.
– Students will review and study Level I Greek & Latin roots.
– Students will learn the components of a persuasive speech.

Classroom Activities

Monday, August 12 – Welcome!  Get to know your teacher and classmates.
Tuesday, August 13 – My future “selfie.”  Introduction to Greek & Latin Roots
Wednesday, August 14 – Periods 1, 2, & 3 = Greek & Latin Roots Memory Game
Periods 5, 6, & 7 = Book Report/Novel Study Guidelines
Thursday, August 15 – ELA in the Real World presentations
Friday, August 16 – PPT and discussion on the Persuasive Speech

Assignments Due

Thursday, August 15 – ELA in the Real World worksheet/presentation
Friday, August 23 – Level I Greek & Latin Roots Test



Additional Resources

Anti Against               Port Carry
Auto Self                    Pre Before
Bi Two                       Re Again
Bio Life                      Sol Sun
Circum Around          Sub Under
Ex Out                        Syn Same
Graph Write               Tele Far away
Inter Between            Terra Land
Multi Many               Tract Pull
Nym Name                Trans Across
Ology Study of          Un Not
Phone Sound             Uni One