TeacherKevin Kearney
Subject AreaELA/Journalism
Grade Level7
Week #4
Unit of Instruction
Standard(s) Taught

ELA.7.C.2.1 Present information orally, in a logical sequence, emphasizing key points that support the central idea.
ELA.7.C.3.1 Follow the rules of standard English grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling appropriate to grade level.
ELA.7.V.1.1 Integrate academic vocabulary appropriate to grade level
ELA.7.R.3.2 Paraphrase content from grade-level texts.
ELA.7.C.1.5 Improve writing by planning revising and editing, considering feedback from adults and peers.
ELA.7.R.2.3 Explain how an author establishes and achieves purpose through diction and syntax.
ELA.K12.EE.4.1 Use appropriate collaborative techniques and active listening skills when engaging in discussions in variety of situations.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

I can:

Write from a clear point of view;
Use logical sequence when speaking about an idea;
Use conventions of English appropriately when speaking and writing;
Use academic vocabulary in writing and speech;
Improve my writing through editing and peer-review;
Explain how an author shows purpose in their writing.

Classroom Activities

Monday (LABOR DAY – no school)
– Do Now: How is your school year going so far? Do you have some things you want to improve on? What has been easier or harder than you expected? What would you like to change?
– Introduce New Vocab
– (p1/5 only: try out laptops, charge)
– Review Instructions for Writing Instructions
– Begin writing Instructions

– Collect Do Now notebooks
– Review Quotation marks and dialogue punctuation
– Independent work time

– No Do Now today
– Finish writing instructions for a task you know well
– Small groups: share your instructions and teach the skill you wrote about. Have peers provide constructive feedback.
– Small groups: Write a dialogue using all 10 vocab words, read aloud to class.

– Do Now:
– Vocab Quiz
– Note-taking practice using Podcast (Hidden Brain: “Close Enough” 21:00-38:00)
– Questions to answer with notes: What is the main topic? Who presented the information? How did they present the information? What conclusions did they draw? What examples did they use? Why do you think they made this podcast? Was it effective at teaching you something new? Did it change your opinion about anything? Did it give you any new thoughts or ideas?

Assignments Due
Additional Resources

Vocab: precision, brevity, objective, subjective, dialogue, interpret, conclusive, cause, toxic, viewpoint