Q1: Wk 2: Sept 8-11

Call of the Wild First Vocab  

Evidence Notes (2)

Introductions and Conclusions (1)

Persuasive Speech Outline Notes (2)Speaking to Persuade (1)

TeacherKevin Kearney
Subject AreaELA/ Reading
Grade Level7
Week #2
Unit of InstructionPersuasive Speaking
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.2.6 – 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

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Learning Targets:
– Students will provide an evaluation of whether the reasoning is sound in an argument.
– Students will provide an evaluation of whether the evidence is sufficient and relevant to support the
– Students will research a persuasive speech topic.
– Students will outline a persuasive speech.
– Students will demonstrate an understanding of grade level vocabulary

Classroom Activities

Monday, September 7: Labor Day, No School
Tuesday, September 8: Persuasive Speech Outline Notes
– Importance of Motivation
– Monroe’s Motivational Sequence
– Attention
– Problem/Solution
– Visualization
– Action
Watch examples of speeches
Wednesday, September 9: Periods 1,2, and 4:
-Call of the Wild Chapter 2
-Create a map of Buck’s travels
-Call of the Wild vocabulary ch. 1 review
-Create a Lost Dog ad
Periods 4,5, and 8
– Review Persuasive speech
-Introductions, Conclusions, Transitions, Evidence & Outline
-Watch two persuasive speech examples.
Thursday, September 10: iReady Diagnostic (first half)
Research and outline persuasive speech
Friday, September 11: iReady Diagnostic (first half)
Research and outline persuasive speech

Assignments Due

Friday, September 11: Greek and Latin Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes test

Call of the Wild Lost Dog advertisement and ch.1 vocabulary due

Additional Resources