Q1 – Week 7: Sept. 24-28, 2018

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #7
Unit of InstructionArgumentative Essay, Sentence Structure, & Grammar Check
Standard(s) Taught

 – Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.  
 – With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.
 – Explain the function of phrases and clauses in general and their function in specific sentences.  – Place phrases and clauses within a sentence, recognizing and correcting misplaced and dangling modifiers.
 – Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word.
 – Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
 – Students will provide the meaning of words and/or phrases as they are used in a text., including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

 – Students will support claims with evidence. 
 – Students will plan, write, and revise argument writing samples.
 – Students will demonstrate proper use of phrases, clauses, modifiers, roots, and literary devices.

Classroom Activities

Monday, September 24 – PPT Context Clues
Characteristics of Good Writing:
Development of Ideas, Organization, Evidence, Language & Style, Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation.
Tuesday, September 25 – PPT Greek & Latin Roots
Organizing the Argument Essay
Argument Essay Samples
Argument Essay Scramble Challenge
Wednesday, September 26 –
Periods 1, 2, & 3 – Choosing a Topic & Finding Reliable Sources
Periods 5, 6, & 7 – Novel Study
Thursday, September 27 – Rotation Stations:
Outlining an Argument Essay
Level 2 – Greek & Latin Roots
I Ready or IXL
Figurative Language
Friday, September 28 – Organization and Planning of Argument Essay
Period 3/6 – Finish Rotation Stations

Assignments Due

Friday, September 28th:

  1. Level 2 Latin & Greek Roots test. 
  2. IXL.com
    Username:1xxxx  (1 and alpha code.)
    Password:  Two digit month, day, and year of birth. 

Click on grade 7.
Scroll down to highlighted assignments.
Complete Phrases and Clauses section. 

Phrases and Clauses

  1.  report Z.1 Is it a phrase or a clause?
  2.  report Z.2 Identify appositives and appositive phrases
  3.  report Z.3 Identify dependent and independent clauses
  4.  report Z.4 Is the sentence simple, compound, complex, or compound-complex?
  5.  report Z.5 Combine sentences using relative clauses
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