Quarter 2 ELA/Creative Writing

TeacherSarah Wilson
Subject AreaELA/Creative Writing
Grade Level7
Week #10-12
Unit of InstructionVLT
Standard(s) Taught

ELA.7.R.2.1 Explain how individual text sections and/or features convey a purpose in texts.
ELA.7.C.1.4 Write expository texts to explain and analyze information from multiple sources, using relevant supporting details and a logical organizational pattern.
ELA.7.C.1.5 Improve writing by planning, revising, and editing, considering feedback from adults and peers.
ELA.7.C.3.1 Follow the rules of standard English grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling appropriate to grade level.
ELA.7.C.4.1 Conduct research to answer a question, drawing on multiple reliable and valid sources, and generating additional questions for further research.
ELA.K12.EE.1.1 Cite evidence to explain and justify reasoning.
ELA.K12.EE.6.1 Use appropriate voice and tone when speaking or writing.
TH:Cn10.1.I – Investigate how cultural perspectives, community ideas, and personal beliefs impact a drama/theatre work.
TH:Re7.1.8 – Apply criteria to the evaluation of artistic choices in a drama/theatre work.
TH:Cn10.1.8 – Examine a community issue through multiple perspectives in a drama work.
TH:Cr3.1.8 – Use repetition and analysis in order to revise devised or scripted drama/theatre work.
TH:Cr3.1.I – Practice and revise a devised or scripted drama/theatre work using theatrical staging conventions.
TH:Re8.1.8c – Apply personal aesthetics, preferences, and beliefs to evaluate a drama/theatre

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Plan, write, revise, and edit an expository essay
Review how to cite sources that support your claims
Review how to write a hook and thesis statement
Practice writing a strongly supported expository essay in preparation for our VLT on 11/2/21
Learn the structure and formatting of plays
Plan, write, and revise short plays that will be given to drama students to perform

Classroom Activities

Week 10: We will wrap up our novel unit on “The Princess and the Goblin” and watch the 1991 animated film version for comparison.
Week 11: We will review the structure of an expository essay and take a practice VLT.
Week 12: We will review our scores from the practice VLT and learn how to improve the score for the real VLT on Tuesday 11/2/21.
Week 13: This week we will plan, draft, and revise our informative essays for the Volusia Literacy Test.
Week 14: This week we introduce our long term playwrighting projects. Students will be working independently or with a scene partner to write 5-10 minute plays. These plays will then be given to the drama classes to work on and perform.
Week 15: This week we continued work on our student written scenes and focused specifically on perspective by writing monologues from the perspective of a Turkey during the holidays.
Week 17:
Week 18:Student Plays are due this week! We will have a table read of all the scripts and give feedback to improve them.
Week 19: We will edit and revise our plays and ensure they are in the proper format before sending them to Mrs. Stewart’s drama class.

Assignments Due

VLT Practice Essay Due on 11/28/21
VLT is due in class on 11/4/21
Plays rough drafts are due on 12/7/21

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