A Long Walk to Water: Lesson12 unit2

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7th Grade ELA Module 1 Unit 2

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A Long Walk to Water: Lesson12 unit2

  1. 1. DO NOW • Take out homework for checking Entry Task: Learning Targets 1. Read the learning targets 2. Write one thing for EACH target you have already done in ELA 3. Circle any new words in the targets you don’t know
  2. 2. A Long Walk to Water Learning Objectives I can analyze a model literary analysis essay to determine its strengths. I can punctuate quotes correctly in my writing. I can discuss new vocabulary from the NYS Grade 6-8 Expository Writing Evaluation rubric.
  3. 3. A Long Walk to Water Vocabulary Key ELA word for writing Back of the notebook! rubric= • a protocol • a mode of conduct or procedure • a guide to show what is best, acceptable and poor
  4. 4. Essay Writing Punctuation How do you punctuate this sentence? Salva’s determination is very clear in the final chapter when he overcame his fear of speaking __ Park writes ___ Salva’s knees were shaking as he walked to the mike…But he had to do it____
  5. 5. A Long Walk to Water Essay Writing Examining a Rubric • Take out the “Challenges Facing a Lost Boy of Sudan” essay from yesterday • We will use the rubric to “grade” it! • Meet with your Khartoum Partner
  6. 6. A Long Walk to Water Discussion Appointments Today’s appointment: Khartoum APPOINTMENT!
  7. 7. A Long Walk to Water Discussion Appointment Use the Rubric • Together, read the first row only • Highlight words you aren’t sure about • When done, raise your hand
  8. 8. A Long Walk to Water Vocabulary Key ELA word for writing What words are difficult to understand? • __________ • __________ • __________ • __________
  9. 9. A Long Walk to Water Vocabulary Key ELA word for writing What words are difficult to understand? • __________ • __________ • __________ • __________
  10. 10. Essay Writing NYS Rubric CRITERIA 4 Essays at this level: 3 Essays at this level: CONTENT AND ANALYSIS: the extent to which the essay conveys complex ideas and information clearly and accurately in order to support claims in an analysis of topics or texts. Clearly introduce a topic in a manner that is compelling and follows logically from the task and purpose Demonstrate insightful analysis of the text(s) 2 Essays at this level: 1 Essays at this level: 0 Essays at this level: Clearly introduce a topic in a manner that follows from the task and purpose. Introduce a topic in a manner that follows generally from the task and purpose. Introduce a topic in a manner that does not logically follow from the task and purpose. Shows a lack of comprehens ion of the text(s) or task Demonstrate gradeappropriate analysis of the text(s) Demonstrate a literal comprehension of the text(s) Demonstrate little understanding of the text(s) Underline the last sentence in the introduction paragraph. What is that sentence saying about the challenges Salva faces? What words or phrases spark the reader’s interest?
  11. 11. A Long Walk to Water Discussion Appointment Use the Rubric • Together, read the rest of the essay • Find three (3) things in the essay that show the writer really understands the book…number them! • When done, raise your hand
  12. 12. A Long Walk to Water Essay Writing Key sentences Which sentences show the author’s knowledge of the book? • __________ • __________ • __________
  13. 13. Writer’s Tips What can we do? Things Good Writers Do • State the main idea in the beginning • State the main idea in the ending (again) • Give examples to support your topic • Make the beginning interesting • Match and answer the question • Really understand what you are writing
  14. 14. A Long Walk to Water Exit Ticket Exit Ticket! 1. Write one of the words you circled on the NYS Rubric 2. Pick one (1) detail or line from the model essay that you think shows that the essay meets the criteria in Row 1 of the rubric, AND tell why the example meets the criteria.
  15. 15. A Long Walk to Water Homework Book Report Time! • Reports for Independent Reading Books are due Monday! • Work on your report! • Don’t forget Early Bird Specials!!!!

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