|Unit of Instruction||Persuasive Speech|
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.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
– 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.)
Monday, August 26th – Finalize research and outline of persuasive speech.
Monday, August 26th – Persuasion Is All Around You
Tuesday, September 3rd – Students will begin delivering persuasive speeches. Persuasive Speech Parent Feedback Form is due.
Level II – Greek & Latin Roots