This week we are starting the second half of our Unit on “What Influences My Choices?” The Embedded Assessment for this half of the unit will be an Argument. We will have a Cultural Extension Day on Friday which is like a virtual field trip into the Social Studies Curriculum!
This Week’s Learning Targets
• Identify the knowledge and skills needed to complete Embedded Assessment 2 successfully and reflect on prior learning that supports the knowledge and skills needed.
• Examine the essential components and organizational structure of a successful essay of argumentation.
• Identify elements of argument in a text.
• Analyze the thesis (or claim), audience, purpose, and occasion in a text.
Standards of Focus
W.7.10: Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
SL.7.1a: Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched 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.
RI.7.8: Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.
W.7.5: With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.