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The Golden Touch
Students will practice using a protocol to create a summary of an expository text.
Can You Summarize?
Students will work with partners, as well as independently, to create and evaluate summaries of expository text.
Students will read expository text, categorize findings, and reformulate the text into an obituary.
Which Organizational Pattern Is It?
Students will read a text, identify its organizational pattern, highlight signal words, create a visual representation/graphic organizer, and present to the class.
Teacher will teach the routine of summarization by modeling with a short passage. Then, the teacher will have students practice in partners and have students share. Next, students will try writing a summary of their own. Students will use the rubric created by the teacher to make sure they have met the requirements of a well-written summary.
Inferring: It’s a Beast!
Using a digital forum, seventh-grade students will collaboratively generate authentic inferences about character motivation. Students will utilize textual evidence and draw from personal schema in order to make logical connections across multiple genres.
Linguistic Roots and Affixes (English II Reading)
You will be able to recognize linguistic roots and affixes to use in determining the meaning of academic English word and in other content areas.
Point of View and Tone (English II Reading)
You will be able to evaluate connections between forms of narration (unreliable narrator, omniscient, etc.) and tone in works of fiction.
Annotate for Meaning (English II Reading)
You will learn how to annotate or mark a text as you read and re-read to gain a deeper understanding of the text.
Annotate and Analyze a Paired Passage: Practice 1 (English II Reading)
You will read and annotate paired texts in order to make inferences, draw conclusions, and synthesize ideas and details using textual evidence.
Capitalization (English II Writing)
You will learn proofreading techniques to use in checking for correct capitalization.
Spelling (English II Writing)
You will learn proofreading techniques to use in checking for correct spelling.
Grammar (English II Writing)
You will be able to edit for correct grammar.
Strategies for Editing: Practice Lesson 1
You will proofread and mark errors in spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.
Effective Introduction and Conclusion and Variety of Sentence Structures (English II Writing)
You will be able to write effective introductions and conclusions with a controlling idea or thesis, using a variety of sentence patterns.
Rhetorical Devices and Transitions (English II Writing)
You will be able to write an essay using effective rhetorical devices and transitions.
Commentary on Quotations from Text in an Interpretive Response (English II Writing)
You will be able to write an essay that uses embedded quotations to provide evidence in your response to an expository or a literary text.
Analyze Use of Stylistic and Rhetorical Devices (English II Writing)
You will be able to write an essay that analyzes an author's use of stylistic or rhetorical devices.
Writing the Persuasive Essay: Counterarguments Based on Evidence (English II Writing)
You will be able to write an essay including counter-arguments that anticipate objections.
Analysis of Relative Values of Specific Data, Facts, and Ideas (English II Writing)
You will be able to evaluate the value of specific data, facts, and ideas to include in an essay.