Q2 – Week 8: December 10 – 14, 2018

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #18
Unit of InstructionArgument Essay Revisions/Analyze how Different Authors Write about the Same Topic
Standard(s) Taught

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.
LAFS.7.W.1.1d Establish and maintain a formal style.
LAFS.7.W.1.1e Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
LAFS.7.W.1.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
LAFS.7.W.1.2a Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
LAFS.7.W.1.2b Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
LAFS.7.W.1.2c Use appropriate transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
LAFS.7.W.1.2d Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
LAFS.7.RI.2.6: Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.
LAFS.7.RI.3.9: Analyze how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by emphasizing different evidence or advancing different interpretations of facts.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Learning Targets:
 – Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

 – Use appropriate transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
 – Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
 – Establish and maintain a formal style.
 – Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.
Learning Target: Students will provide an evaluation of whether the reasoning is sound in an argument. (RI.3.8)
Learning Target: Students will provide a comparison and contrast of a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of the text. (RI.3.7)
Learning Target: Students will provide an analysis of each medium’s portrayal of the subject. (RI.3.7)
Learning Target: Students will provide an analysis of how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by emphasizing different evidence. (RI.3.9) 

Classroom Activities

Monday, December 10th – Revise Argument Essay (VLT Revision)
Tuesday, December 11th – Finish Argument Essay/iReady/IXL
Wednesday, December 12th – 1, 2, & 3 – IXL:  Analyzing Information Texts
5, 6, & 7 – Novel Study (Novel of Choice)
Thursday & Friday, December 13th & 14th  – Comparing Versions of A Christmas Carol
Short Story
Graphic Novel
Short Film
Friday, December 14th  – 
G 1 – 4:  Analyzing Informational Texts (Due)
Spelling Test

Assignments Due

Friday, December 14th –
IXL – G:  1-4
Analyzing Informational Texts
Spelling Test:

Metr, Meter = Measure
Barometer
Diameter
Optometry
Perimeter
Symmetry

Mal = Bad/Abnormal
Dismal
Malfunction
Malice
Malignant
Malnourish

Log, Logue = Word
Apology
Dialogue
Epilogue
Eulogy
Monologue

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