Q1 – Week 2: September 8-11, 2020

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #2
Unit of InstructionPersuasive Speaking
Standard(s) Taught
LAFS.7.L.2.3a – Choose language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely, recognizing and eliminating wordiness and redundancy.
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.SL.1.3 – Delineate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
LAFS.7.SL.2.4 – Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

LAFS.7.SL.2.6 – Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
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.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
Learning Targets:
 – Students will provide an evaluation of whether the reasoning is sound in an argument.
 – Students will provide an evaluation of whether the evidence is sufficient and relevant to support the claims. 
 – Students will research a persuasive speech topic.
 – Students will outline a persuasive speech.
Classroom Activities

Monday, September 7th – Labor Day
Tuesday, September 8th – Persuasive Speech Outline Notes:
 – Importance of Motivation
 – Monroe’s Motivational Sequence
 – Attention
 – Problem/Solution
 – Visualization
 – Action
Watch The Speech that Made Obama President 
Wednesday, September 9th – Periods 1, 2, & 4 = iReady Diagnostic  Periods 5, 6, & 8 – Call of the Wild
Thursday, September 10th –  Finish iReady Diagnostic and review The Persuasive Speech:  Introductions, Conclusions, Transitions, Evidence & Outline
Watch two persuasive speech examples.
Friday, September 11th –  Research and Outline Persuasive Speech

Assignments Due

Friday, September 11th – Greek & Latin Roots Test
The Call of the Wild Key Vocabulary Sentences Due:


Additional Resources

Anti Against               Port Carry
Auto Self                    Pre Before
Bi Two                        Re Again
Bio Life                      Sol Sun
Circum Around          Sub Under
Ex Out                        Syn Same
Graph Write               Tele Far away
Inter Between            Terra Land
Multi Many                Tract Pull
Nym Name                 Trans Across
Ology Study of           Un Not
Phone Sound              Uni One