Taylor Tasha DeVries

Taylor Tasha DeVries
7th Grade ELA
134 Lessons
Sinagua Middle School
Flagstaff, AZ
Student Environment:
Rural
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First Day of School
 
Big Idea: Rules, rules everywhere, but what in the world is this year going to be like?
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The Second Day of School: Teaching Expecations through Nonfiction Reading
 
Big Idea: Secret, hidden teacher expectations are no good for anyone. Teach the rules, teach the expectations, so that you can actually teach the content.
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Who Are We? Writing Cover Letters to Introduce Ourselves
 
Big Idea: Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships. In order to teach rigorous and relevant lessons, the teacher must build a relationship with students.
Standards:
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Reading with a Purpose: The House
 
Big Idea: Entertain! Inform! Persuade! Describe! Why is it even important to think about why I'm reading?
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Critical Thinking: "The King of Beasts"
 
Big Idea: Students develop critical thinking skills through reading and authentic student discourse.
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Critical Thinking: "Booker T. Washington"
 
Big Idea: Students develop critical thinking skills through reading and authentic student discourse.
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Grit, Common Core, and Working Together
 
Big Idea: Students need emotional support from teachers, classmates, and themselves to effectively learn. Homecourt advantage gives them the framework to support each other throughout the year.
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Topic Sentences
 
Big Idea: Showing effecting writing through examples of "not so effective:, "effective", and "very effective" examples allows students to recognize when they need to revise their own work.
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Concrete Evidence and Commentary
 
Big Idea: An effective topic sentence isn't worth a thing without the solid support of concrete evidence.
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Concluding Sentences
 
Big Idea: Concluding sentences are like topic sentences with different words and a different order.
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Reading Log Introduction
 
Big Idea: Students practice reading and writing skills in weekly reading logs.
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