Q1 – Week 4: September 4-7, 2018

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #4
Unit of InstructionTracing and Evaluating Arguments - Baseline Assessments in Writing and Reading
Standard(s) Taught

Cite Text Evidence
Analyze the Impact of Word Choice on the Meaning and Tone
Analyze the Structure an Author Used to Organize a Text
Determine an Author’s Purpose
Trace and Evaluate an Argument
Engage Effectively in a Range of Collaborative Discussions
Delineate a Speaker’s Argument and Specific Claims, Evaluating the Soundness of the Reasoning
Determine the Meaning of Unknown Words and Phrases

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

The students will be able to . . . . 
 – Trace and evaluate an argument.
 – Identify tone and evaluate the reasoning used to support a claim.
 – Analyze the structure of an informational text and paraphrase central ideas and details.
 – Identify and analyze how imagery and extended metaphors can express a particular message or idea. 

Classroom Activities

Monday, September 3 – No School
Tuesday, September 4 – ThinkCERCA Baseline Writing Assessment
Wednesday, September 5 –  ThinkCERCA Baseline Reading Assessment
Thursday, September 6 – Collections Close Reader 
Stinging Tentacles Offer Hint of Oceans’ Decline
Collections:  Living in the Dark:  When a Whale Falls
Friday, September 7 – Ready Florida:  Evaluating an Argument & Novel Study

Assignments Due

Friday, September 7 – Spelling/Vocabulary Test
Reading Assignment Due – *Close Reader 
Is Space Exploration Worth the Cost Pgs. 63-66

On Tuesday, each student will be given a *Close Reader.  The Close Reader is a workbook that will be used throughout the year.  

Spelling/Vocabulary Words:
Endurance
Surveillance
Skimming
Calloused
Lethal
Epicurean
Toxicology
Intrinsic
Probable
Iridescent

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