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English Language Arts, Grade 7 Module 2A: Working with Evidence, Teacher Guide



English Language Arts, Grade 7 Module 2A: Working with Evidence, Teacher Guide

PCG Education

ISBN: 978-1-119-22799-1 March 2017 Jossey-Bass 336 Pages


Paths to College and Career

Jossey-Bass and PCG Education are proud to bring the Paths to College and Career English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum and professional development resources for grades 6–12 to educators across the country. Originally developed for EngageNY and written with a focus on the shifts in instructional practice and student experiences the standards require, Paths to College and Career includes daily lesson plans, guiding questions, recommended texts, scaffolding strategies and other classroom resources.

Paths to College and Career is a concrete and practical ELA instructional program that engages students with compelling and complex texts. At each grade level, Paths to College and Career delivers a yearlong curriculum that develops all students' ability to read closely and engage in text-based discussions, build evidence-based claims and arguments, conduct research and write from sources, and expand their academic vocabulary. Paths to College and Career's instructional resources address the needs of all learners, including students with disabilities, English language learners, and gifted and talented students.

This enhanced curriculum provides teachers with freshly designed Teacher Guides that make the curriculum more accessible and flexible, a Teacher Resource Book for each module that includes all of the materials educators need to manage instruction, and Student Journals that give students learning tools for each module and a single place to organize and document their learning.

As the creators of the Paths ELA curriculum for grades 6–12, PCG Education provides a professional learning program that ensures the success of the curriculum. The program includes:

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About PCG Education vii

What Is Paths to College and Career? ix

Curriculum Maps xix

Grade 7 Curriculum Map xxi

Unit-Level Assessments (ELA CCSS) xxv

ELA Curriculum: Grades 6–8 Curriculum Plan xxxvii

Module Overview 1

Unit 1 25

Unit Overview Building Background Knowledge 25

What Are Working Conditions, and How Do They Affect Workers?

Lesson 1 Introducing Module 7.2 47

Working Conditions—Then and Now

Lesson 2 Launching Lyddie 53

Lesson 3 Modeling Entry Task, Reading Notes, and Reading

Strategies for Lyddie 60

Lesson 4 Close Reading to Learn about Lyddie’s Character 67

Lesson 5 Analyzing Character 72

Who Is Lyddie?

Lesson 6 Introducing Working Conditions in the Mills 78

Lesson 7 Analyzing Word Choice 86

Understanding Working Conditions in the Mills

Lesson 8 Analyzing Textual Evidence 91

Working Conditions in the Mills

Lesson 9 Mid-Unit Assessment 96

Working Conditions in the Mills

Lesson 10 100

Framing Lyddie’s Decision and Practicing Evidence-Based Claims

Lesson 11 Forming Evidence-Based Claims 106

Should Lyddie Sign the Petition?

Lesson 12 Generating Reasons 112

Should Lyddie Sign the Petition?

Lesson 13 Writing an Argumentative Essay 118

Introducing the Writing Prompt and Model Essay

Lesson 14 Writing an Argumentative Essay 124

Crafting a Claim

Lesson 15 Writing an Argumentative Essay 130

Analyzing the Model Essay

Lesson 16 Writing an Argumentative Essay 135

Planning the Model Essay

Lesson 17 Writing an Argumentative Essay 140

Peer Critique

Lesson 18 End-of-Unit Assessment, Part 1 146

Drafting the Argumentative Essay

Lesson 19 World Café to Analyze the Characters in Lyddie 151

Lesson 20 End-of-Unit Assessment, Part 2 159

Revise Essay Drafts

Unit 2 163

Unit Overview Case Study 163

How Working Conditions Change: Chávez and the United Farm Workers

Lesson 1 Building Background Knowledge 172

Who Changes Working Conditions?

Lesson 2 Reading Closely 178

Introducing Chávez’s “Commonwealth Club Address” and Considering the Plight of the Farmworker

Lesson 3 Reading Closely and Introducing the Rhetoric Toolbox 185

Unions as Agents of Change, Part 1

Lesson 4 Speech Structure 192

Unions as Agents of Change, Part 2

Lesson 5 Mid-Unit Assessment 197

How Chávez Develops His Claims in the “Commonwealth Club Address”

Lesson 6 Speech Structure 201

Part 2 of the “Commonwealth Club Address”

Lesson 7 Synthesizing Chávez’s Central Claim 206

Lesson 8 End-of-Unit Assessment 211

Analyzing the Structure of Chávez’s “The Wrath of Grapes” Speech

Unit 3 215

Unit Overview Culminating Project 215

Working Conditions in the Modern Garment Industry

Lesson 1 Setting a Purpose for Research 224

What Are Fair Working Conditions?

Lesson 2 Researching 230

Asking the Right Questions

Lesson 3 Research 237

Paraphrasing Relevant Information

Lesson 4 Deepening Your Research 242

Lesson 5 Mid-Unit Assessment and Independent Reading Check-In 247

Lesson 6 Individual Research 252

Lesson 7 End-of-Unit Assessment 257

Writing a Research Synthesis

Lesson 8 Performance Task 262

Planning the Final Brochure

Lesson 9 Performance Task 266

Publishing the Final Brochure

Lesson 10 Module Reflection and Writing Book Reviews 270