Q1 – Week 1: Aug. 31-Sept. 4, 2020


Persuasive Speech Outline Notes

Speaking to Persuade

Introductions and Conclusions

Evidence Notes

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #1
Unit of InstructionWelcome & Persuasive Speech
Standard(s) Taught
LAFS.7.SL.1.1 – Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
LAFS.7.SL.1.1a – Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.
LAFS.7.SL.1.1b – Follow rules for collegial discussions, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.
LAFS.7.SL.1.1c – Pose questions that elicit elaboration and respond to others’ questions and comments with relevant observations and ideas that bring the discussion back on topic as needed.

LAFS.7.SL.1.1d – Acknowledge new information expressed by others and, when warranted, modify their own views.
LAFS.7.L.1.1 – Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
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.2.6 – Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

– Students will meet their teacher and peers.
– Students will write a short introduction.
– Students will understand classroom rules and procedures.
– Students will read and analyze “Remarks at the Dedication of the Aerospace Medical Health Center.”
– Students will compare and contrast the written Remarks at the Dedication to the video, President John F. Kennedy’s Remarks at Brooks Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX – November 21, 1963.
– Students will review and study Level I Greek & Latin roots.
– Students will learn the components of a persuasive speech.

Classroom Activities

Monday, August 31st – Welcome!  Get to know your teacher and classmates.
Tuesday, September 1st – My future “selfie.”  Binder and Ivy Hawn Planner organization.
Wednesday, September 2nd – Periods 1, 2, & 4 = Greek & Latin Roots Memory Game
Periods 5, 6, & 8 = Edgenuity Training
Thursday, September 3rd – “Remarks at the Dedication of the Aerospace Medical Health Center.” President John F. Kennedy’s Remarks at Brooks Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX – November 21, 1963.
Friday, September 4th – Elements of the Persuasive Speech
 – What is Persuasion
 – The Challenge of Persuasive Speaking
 – How Listeners Process Persuasive Messages
 – Credibility
 – Evidence

Assignments Due

There are no assignments for Week 1.
Friday, September 11th – Greek & Latin Roots Level I Quiz
Study them on Quizlet!  (Link in 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

Additional Resources


My.hrw.com = Online textbook
Accessing Edgenuity:  learn.edgenuity.com/student
Username:  Alpha Code
Password:  8-digit birthday (7 if month is 1 digit)