Q1- Week 3: September 14-18

TeacherKevin Kearney
Subject AreaELA/ Reading
Grade Level7
Week #3
Unit of InstructionPersuasive Speaking and Baseline Testing
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.2.5 – Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and findings and emphasize salient points.
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.
LAFS.7.W.1.1c – Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion clarify the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.
LAFS.7.W.3.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Baseline Reading and Writing Assessments: Strengths- Baseline assessments are given to assess a students knowledge on a subject prior to instruction. These assessments can be very informative and valuable in a teacher’s planning and implementation. By assessing your students’ prior knowledge teachers are able to compare results. – Students will provide an evaluation of whether the reasoning is sound in an argument.

– Students will provide an evaluation of whether evidence is sufficient and relevant to support a claims.
– Students will research a persuasive speech topic.
– Students will outline a persuasive speech.

Classroom Activities

Monday, September 14: Baseline Writing Assessment. Students will write a baseline argumentative essay.
(Diagnostic.) Students will have one class period to produce their best piece of
writing. Show me what you know! Please type the essay on Word in Vportal. You
will then SHARE your essay with me by clicking the SHARE tab and sending it to:

Half of the class will complete diagnostic, half will read Call of the Wild
Chapter 3 and complete new vocabulary work.

Tuesday, September 15: See Monday’s plan. Students who did NOT complete baseline writing assessment
will complete it today.

Wednesday, September 16: Baseline Reading Assessment. Students will log in to their Vportal. On
their Vportal there is a folder called Digital Resources. Please click on
Digital Resources and then the iReady icon. Open iReady and click Reading.
Students should work our entire class period. If the student does not
finish, they may resume on Thursday. Please note, the test will expire.
The student must finish it within the week.

One half will work on iReady diagnostic, one half will work on Close Reader
pg. 63 and vocabulary.

Thursday, September 17: See Wednesday plan. Those who worked on iReady will work on Close Reader pg.
63 and vocabulary.

Friday, September 18: Vocabulary quiz.
Students will begin researching their persuasive speech topics.

Assignments Due

Friday, September 18: Close Reader pg. 63

Friday, September 18: Vocabulary quiz

Additional Resources

To access The Call of the Wild at home, copy and paste this link into a new search bar: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/215

To access a Quizlet to study the new vocabulary terms, copy and paste this link into a new search bar: https://quizlet.com/_8ons53?x=1jqt&i=ijbnh