Q1 – Week 3: August 26-30, 2019

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #3
Unit of InstructionPersuasive Speech
Standard(s) Taught
LAFS.7.L.2.3a – Choose language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely, recognizing and eliminating wordiness and redundancy.
LAFS.7.L.3.4b – Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., belligerent, bellicose, rebel).
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.
LAFS.7.W.1.1a – Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
LAFS.7.W.1.1b – Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
LAFS.7.W.1.1c – Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion clarify the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
Learning Targets:
 – Students will provide an evaluation of whether the reasoning is sound in an argument.
 – Students will provide an evaluation of whether the evidence is sufficient and relevant to support the claims. 
 – Students will research a persuasive speech topic.
 – Students will outline a persuasive speech.
 – Students will deliver a persuasive speech.
 – Students will take a baseline reading and writing exam. (Diagnostic.)
Classroom Activities

Monday, August 26th – Finalize research and outline of persuasive speech.
Tuesday, August 27th – Submit persuasive speech outline, prepare speech index cards, deliver speech to peers.  (Practice timing.)
Wednesday, August 28th – Periods 1, 2, & 3  = Practice Level II Greek & Latin Roots.  Periods 5, 6, & 7 = Novel Study
Thursday, August 29th – iReady – baseline reading exam
Friday, August 30th –   ThinkCERCA baseline writing exam.

Assignments Due

Monday, August 26th – Persuasion Is All Around You 
Friday, August 30th – Close Reader – Pages 67-74.

Tuesday, September 3rd – Students will begin delivering persuasive speeches.  Persuasive Speech Parent Feedback Form is due. 

Additional Resources

Level II – Greek & Latin Roots
Exam:  September 6th 
Aqua    water
Duo      two
Kilo     thousand
Poly     many
aud      hear
Extra   beyond
Meter  measure
Post     after
Cent    hundred
Geo     earth
Non     not
Scope   see
Contra  against
Gram   write
Para     beside
Scrib    write
Dia       across
Hemi    half
Per       through
Struct   build
Dict     say
Ject     throw
Photos  light
Tri       three