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Literacy Project: Parts of Speech 7 th Grade English Language Arts Cassandra Mares.

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1 Literacy Project: Parts of Speech 7 th Grade English Language Arts Cassandra Mares

2 Materials Beach Ball Parts of Speech Cheat Sheet (shown to the right) Differentiating Instruction with Menus (or copies of specific rubrics provided here) Thesaurus Construction Paper Colors/Crayons Poster boards Index Cards Hangers String Magazines Recording device

3 Objectives & Standards TEKS § English Language Arts and Reading, Grade 7 (19) Oral and Written Conventions/Conventions. Students understand the function of and use the conventions of academic language when speaking and writing. Students will continue to apply earlier standards with greater complexity. Students are expected to: (A) identify, use, and understand the function of the following parts of speech in the context of reading, writing, and speaking: TESOL Goal 1, Standard 1 To use English to communicate in social settings: Students will use English to participate in social interactions Goal 2, Standard 2 To use English to achieve academically in all content areas: Students will use English to obtain, process, construct, and provide subject matter information in spoken and written form Goal 3, Standard 1 To use English in socially and culturally appropriate ways: Students will use the appropriate language variety, register, and genre according to audience, purpose, and setting

4 Warm Up: Parts of Speech Game (4mins) The class will get in a large circle in the middle of the room. The teacher will explain that students will play 4 rounds of this upcoming game where she will either yell “adjective” “adverb” “noun” or “verb” and whoever catches the ball has to yell an adjective, adverb, noun, or verb. Ex: Teacher yells “verb” and for one minute students who catch the ball will yell verbs like “jump” or “run” and then toss the ball to another student. Students can use their parts of speech cheat sheet during this activity.

5 Assessing Prior Knowledge: Muddiest Point (1-2mins) Students will each get a sticky note and on that sticky note they will write down something that is confusing to them about the parts of speech. This will be anonymous so students don’t feel embarrassed or pressured. When students are done writing it down they will stick it on the teachers desk. If teacher has time at the end of class s/he will go over the sticky notes that are most common. If there is not time they can be read to determine what to go over the following day.

6 Instruction While the students are working on their parts of speech projects the teacher will model her own project in each group that the students are in (nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, and prepositions). The teacher will walk around class monitoring the students progress and assisting them with anything they need while they are working on their projects.

7 Activity (45mins)

8 Activity Cont’d (45mins) The desks will be arranged in 5 groups, one for nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs and prepositions. Depending on the project(s) the students choose they will work at that station to help one another. (More thorough instructions of each project will be available at the various stations) For this project students have to complete a variety of projects (all worth a different amount of points) to reach a score of 100 points and students must choose one project from each part of speech. For today’s lesson we have to work on a project(s) worth at least 20 points. Adaptions for ESL students: thesaurus and parts of speech cheat sheet will be available for students to use. If students need more time than what is provided in class they make take it home to work on. Students are also in groups to assist one another.

9 Explanation Depending on the activities the students choose they will be practicing their written language by showing what parts of speech they have gained an understanding of. Students will also orally explain or describe the parts of speech, also depending on the activities chosen.

10 Summary Students are expected to get a better understanding of the parts of speech and to expand their vocabulary in the process. Throughout the activities students choose to pursue they will learn how to use various resources and build meaning behind the vocabulary they learn.

11 Assessment Students will be assessed by their ability to successfully get a rating of “excellent” on at least 4 out of the 5 criteria or receive 80% of said criteria.


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