Q1- Week 4: September 21-25

TeacherKevin Kearney
Subject AreaELA/ Reading
Grade Level7
Week #4
Unit of InstructionPersuasive Speaking
Standard(s) Taught

Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a
question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or
broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the
subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital
sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each
source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text
selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a
standard format for citation.

LAFS.7.SL.1.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) 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.SL.1.2 Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas
clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.
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.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will:

– Take a direct approach when writing a persuasive speech to an audience that likely agrees with their position.
– Take an indirect approach when writing a persuasive speech to an audience that is hostile or disagreeable to their position.
– Adapt persuasive speech to suit the audience and purpose.

Classroom Activities

Monday, September 21st – Introduce new vocabulary and research credible sources for persuasive speech. Finish outlining persuasive speech.
Tuesday, September 22nd – Finalize persuasive speech outline and create visual aids.
Wednesday, September 23rd – Catch Up Day: Close Reader pg. 63 if unfinished
Call of the Wild – Chapter 4
Thursday, September 24th – Create note cards for persuasive speech, practice speech timing, deliver speech to parent or guardians. (10 pts.)
Friday, September 25th –
Level III Greek & Latin Roots Quiz
Sentences and Vocabulary
Deliver persuasive speech
Parent form due – Persuasive Speech Grading Report

Assignments Due

Thursday, September 24rd- Close Reader Due
Friday, September 25th –
Level III Greek & Latin Roots Quiz
Deliver persuasive speech
Parent form due – Persuasive Speech Grading Report

Additional Resources

Please note: The Call of the Wild is currently free to listen to on Audible.