Resource ELA – 7 th Grade O Follows the 7 th grade on-level curriculum with appropriate modifications. O SpringBoard is the primary textbook. O READ 180 software is used to address fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, and spelling goals. O Step Up to Writing is the writing program we use.
Curriculum springboard.collegeboard.org In our 100 minute Language Arts block, we will use SpringBoard, an interactive consumable textbook, to become better readers, writers, listeners, speakers, and thinkers.
SpringBoard Unit 1 Unit 1: The Choices We Make Essential Questions O How do authors use narrative elements to create a story? O Why is storytelling an important aspect of a culture or society? Goals O To make connections among texts and to oneself O To explore the role of personal voice in writing O To analyze genres and their organizational structures O To use the writing process to prepare drafts for publication
SpringBoard Unit 2 Unit 2: What Influences My Choices? Essential Questions O How do advertisers attempt to influence consumers? O How do purpose and audience shape the content in a persuasive text? Goals O To understand how our lives are affected by persuasion O To identify and analyze persuasive techniques, appeals, language, and images in print and non print texts O To create persuasive advertisements and to write persuasive letters to the editor
SpringBoard Unit 3 Unit 3: Our Choices and Life’s Lessons Essential Questions O What is the relationship between choices and consequences? O How does research contribute to the discovery of solutions? Goals O To make connections between and among texts and in your own lives O To analyze, interpret, and evaluate a novel on a variety of levels and for a variety of purposes O To read with fluency and apply appropriate language conventions (sentence structure, usage, punctuation) in oral reading, discussion, and writing O To conduct research and present a convincing argument
SpringBoard Unit 4 Unit 4: Reflecting on My Choices Essential Questions O Why is it important to revisit, reflect on, and revise previously written texts? O What influences a writer’s choices during the revision process? Goals O To revisit and evaluate previously written texts O To recognize how audience and format influence voice O To understand the difference between revising and editing
SpringBoard Unit 5 Unit 5: How We Choose to Act Essential Questions O How does a speaker create and present an effective oral text? O How do literary devices enhance a text? Goals O To learn to communicate in a variety of forms (verbal, nonverbal) O To improve skills in oral reading and presentation O To increase textual analysis skills and apply them to a variety of genres
Required Reading Each student needs his/her own copy of Tangerine by Edward Bloor to read for Unit 3 of SpringBoard. (after winter break) Check your teacher’s website for ordering details and more information. I do have a copies of the novel that students may check out.
Materials Needed O SpringBoard Book O Notebook, Paper, Tab Dividers, Pencil Bag, Composition Book and writing tools are provided for your student. O Book for daily choice reading time (electronic devices are allowed)
Late Work O Assignments will be accepted up to 3 days late, but the grade earned will not be higher than 70% O On the 2nd day without the assignment, students will be assigned Homework Club, and a parent notification/permission note will be sent home. **If the signed note is returned the following day along with the completed assignment, you will not have to stay for Homework Club. O O For late work due to absence, please refer to the Student Handbook.
Re-do/Re-take O Any student, who did not pass an assignment, quiz, or test, may ask for tutoring and the opportunity to re-take to try to earn a 70%. O Within 3 days of the posted grade, the student must schedule a tutoring session before he or she will be allowed to make-up the assignment or test.
Tutoring 7 th Grade ELA Team Tutoring Schedule Monday 8:00-8:20 Mrs. Crawford (A131) Mrs. Neumann (A133) Tuesday 8:00-8:20 Ms. Coppedge (A124) Mrs. Cooper (A125) Wednesday 8:00-8:20 Mrs. Herman (A127) Mrs. Barnes (A108) Thursday 8:00-8:20 Mrs. Fourcand (A129) Mrs. Beeks (A135) Friday 8:00-8:20 Mrs. Gadd (A121) Mrs. Grant (A123) If a student needs assistance with an English assignment, but he/she didn’t make an appointment with his/her teacher, or his/her teacher is not in her room, the student should refer to the above schedule for assistance.