Q1-Week 8: October 19-23, 2020 (F2F & Innovative)

https://www.uen.org/core/languagearts/writing-collection/downloads/6th-Argumentative-Writing-Prompt.pdf

verbs_to_introduce_paraphrases_and_quotations

https://newsela.com/read/schools-exercise/id/1181/?search_id=aef07938-7ea6-4aa2-9e45-cb0c3fcbc9a9

https://library.mtsu.edu/ld.php?content_id=43508778

https://twp.duke.edu/sites/twp.duke.edu/files/file-attachments/commas.original.pdf

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #8
Unit of InstructionArgumentative Writing
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.2.5 – 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.
LAFS.7.RI.3.8: Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.
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.L.1.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Learning Targets:
– Students will analyze arguments in a model essay.
– Students will write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
– Students will produce clear and coherent writing that is appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
– Students will explain what it means to write a coherent argument essay with appropriate structure and relevant evidence.

Classroom Activities

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday – Students will read argumentative essays and label the following:
Hook/Lead
Thesis Statement/Claim
Evidence (At least 4 examples.)
Reasoning
Background Information
Bridges
Counterargument
Turn-Back
Call to Action

Monday, October 19th – Argumentative Essay: Introduction, Body Paragraphs I & II
Tuesday, October 20th – Outline – Should PE be required in school.   (F2F)
Innovative:  ThinkCERCA
https://www.thinkcerca.com/
1aphacode@vcs2go.net
Password:  Birthdate
Wednesday, October 21st – Periods 1, 2, & 4 = LAFS and Periods 5, 6, & 8 = IXL
Thursday, October 22nd – Outline argumentative essay & IXL
Innovative:  ThinkCERCA
Friday, October 23rd – IXL & Outline outline argumentative essay
Innovative:  ThinkCERCA

Assignments Due

Friday, October 23rd:
IXL: Complete to 80% in this order (At your own pace as time permits.):
Q: 1, 2, 3, & 4
F: 1, 2, & 3
Z: 1, 3, & 4
MM: 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5
Week One: Commonly Misspelled/Misused Middle School Words (Spelling Test for F2F)
Innovative: IXL
Acceptable
Acquit
Changeable
Conscience
Embarrassment
Existence
Guarantee
Ignorance
Its
Leisure
Maintenance
Misspell
Perseverance
Privilege
Receive

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