SL.7.1a

Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

 
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Absorption, Transmission, and Reflection: Creating Models

7th Grade Science » Unit: Waves: An Introduction and Exploration of Wave Properties
7th Grade Science » Unit: Waves: An Introduction and Exploration of Wave Properties
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

By using a "Mystery Box" students create their own models of wave energy!

 
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sunglasses lesson
   

Initial Reading of "The White Umbrella"

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Developing Critical Thinking with Shared Inquiry and Socratic Circles
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Developing Critical Thinking with Shared Inquiry and Socratic Circles
Taylor Tasha DeVries
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students use the shared inquiry method to read and analyze a short story.

 
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Role Playing - Peer Pressure

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Listening and Speaking
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Listening and Speaking
Mary Lynch
Mesa, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Can peer pressure ever be positive?

 
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Story Elements Introduction Part 3

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Reading - "Sooner or later, everything old is new again." Part 1
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Reading - "Sooner or later, everything old is new again." Part 1
Kristal Doolin
Corbin, KY
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Does the slipper fit?

 
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slipper fits
   

Vocabulary Carousel and Introduction to Socratic Circles

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing Literature in Socratic Circles with Chaim Potuk’s “Zebra”
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing Literature in Socratic Circles with Chaim Potuk’s “Zebra”
Taylor Tasha DeVries
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

We're finishing up vocabulary and introducing the students to the Socratic circle.

 
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Socratic Seminar: Poetry

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing Poetry for Writing & Discussion
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing Poetry for Writing & Discussion
Julia Withers
Caldwell, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Time to talk about poetry!

 
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circle
   

Sins of the Father: Identifying Claims and Counterclaims to Develop a Balanced Argument

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Fences: Character and Theme Analysis in Drama
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Fences: Character and Theme Analysis in Drama
Donna Fletcher
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Should we chase away the sins of our fathers or welcome them with open arms? My students will tell you!

 
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troyandcory2
   

Oreo Argument - Part 2

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument - Part 1
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument - Part 1
Kristal Doolin
Corbin, KY
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Putting our heads together.

 
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working together
   

Reading Circle Meeting & Assessment -Cinder Book One

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Reading - "Sooner or later, everything old is new again." Part 1
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Reading - "Sooner or later, everything old is new again." Part 1
Kristal Doolin
Corbin, KY
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Can you talk the talk?

 
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pencilpaper
   

Using SWBT to Reveal Characters' Reasons for Their Actions in Fences, Act 2 Scene 1

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Fences: Character and Theme Analysis in Drama
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Fences: Character and Theme Analysis in Drama
Donna Fletcher
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What motivates characters to act? SWBT will tell you!

 
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troy and rose
   

Analyzing the Role of Death in Fences Act 2, Scene 2-3

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Fences: Character and Theme Analysis in Drama
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Fences: Character and Theme Analysis in Drama
Donna Fletcher
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

How does death affect Troy both figuratively and physically?

 
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troy rose and baby
   

Sins of the Father: Developing a Claim Using Evidence from Fences

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Fences: Character and Theme Analysis in Drama
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Fences: Character and Theme Analysis in Drama
Donna Fletcher
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Can we defend our position by developing our claim using C.E.E.?

 
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fencescast
   

Marking The Text

7th Grade ELA » Unit: The Socratic Seminar
7th Grade ELA » Unit: The Socratic Seminar
Julia Withers
Caldwell, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Mark the text with your responses and ideas for open-ended questions.

 
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Setting up Rules for Discussions

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Developing Critical Thinking with Shared Inquiry and Socratic Circles
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Developing Critical Thinking with Shared Inquiry and Socratic Circles
Taylor Tasha DeVries
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Components of an effective class discussion--parking, pruning, and promoting.

 
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pictures
   

Debate Day 1

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Engaging in Debate
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Engaging in Debate
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Don't hate, debate!

 
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debate 2
Common Core ELA
 
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