Q1 – Week 6: September 16 – 20, 2019

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #6
Unit of InstructionSentence Structure & Argumentative Writing
Standard(s) Taught
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.L.1.1a –  Explain the function of phrases and clauses in general and their function in specific sentences.
LAFS.7.L.1.1b  – Choose among simple, compound, complex, and compound -complex sentences to signal differing relationships among ideas.

LAFS.7.W.1.1 – Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
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 understand clauses and phrases.
 – Students will review sentence structure types.
 – Students will learn how to formulate an effective argument.
 – Students will engage in critical thinking skills.
 – Students will identify the elements of an argumentative essay:  Hook/Lead, Thesis Statement/Claim, Evidence, Reasoning, Bridge, Counterargument, Turn-Back, Call to Action, and Background Information.

Classroom Activities

Monday, September 16th – No School – Teacher Duty Day
Tuesday, September 17th – Grammar Check:  Simple Sentences, Compound Sentences, and Compound/Complex Sentences
Wednesday, September 18th – Periods 1, 2, & 3 = Sentence Structure Jeopardy.  Periods 5, 6, & 7 = Novel Study.  (Each Wednesday is open for retakes.)
Thursday, September 19th –
Argumentative Essay:  What is argumentative writing?  Argumentative Essay Terms to Know.  Argumentative Essay Mentor Text.  Organizing the Argumentative Essay. 
Friday, September 20th – Writing the Introductory Paragraph:  Hook, Issue, & Claim.  Supporting Paragraphs.  Counterclaim/Counterargument.  Concluding Paragraph.

Assignments Due

Friday, September 20th – Level III Greek & Latin Root Exam

Additional Resources

Level III – Exam is on 9/20

Root        Meaning               Root        Meaning 
Ad           To, toward            Morph      Form
Counter   Opposite               Narr          Tell
Di            Two                      Neo           New
De            Reduce                Omni         All
Fract        Broken                 Opt            Eye
Grav        Heavy                   Phobos      Fear
Hydro     Water                    Quad          Four
Ir, il         Not                       Rupt           Break
Im, in      Into                       Sect            Cut
Junct     Join                      Tact            Touch
Log       Word                    Therm        Heat
Mono    One                      Vis              See