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ELA G7:M2A:U2

Case Study: How Working Conditions Change: Chávez and the UFW

Each unit is made up of a sequence of between 5-20 lessons. The “unit at a glance” chart in the curriculum map breaks down each unit into its lessons, to show how the curriculum is organized in terms of standards address, supporting targets, ongoing assessment, and protocols. It also indicates which lessons include the mid-unit and end-of-unit assessments.

Lesson 1Building Background Knowledge: Who Changes Working Conditions?

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Entry Task (5 minutes)

B.  Reviewing Learning Targets and Introducing Agents of Change (5 minutes)

2.   Work Time

A.  Building Background Knowledge on César Chávez (15 minutes)

B.  Introducing the Text—Modified Tea Party (15 minutes)

3.   Closing and Assessment

A.  Turn and Talk (5 minutes)

4.   Homework

A.  Continue reading in your independent reading book for this unit at home.

  • Building Background Knowledge Worksheet
  • Admit and Exit Tickets
  • Tea Party

Lesson 2Reading Closely: Introducing Chávez’s Commonwealth Club Address and Considering the Plight of the Farmworker

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Listening for the Gist: Paragraphs 1–15 (15 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Analyzing the Structure of the Speech (10 minutes)
B. Reading Closely: Paragraphs 1–7 (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Forming Evidence-Based Claims: Paragraphs 1–7 (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Complete the Forming Evidence-Based Claims graphic organizer for Paragraphs 1–7.

B.  Continue reading in your independent reading book for this unit at home.

  • Students’ annotated text of the Commonwealth Club Address
  • Admit and Exit Tickets

Lesson 3Reading Closely and Introducing Rhetoric Toolbox: Unions as Agents of Change—Part 1

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Entry Task (5 minutes)

2.   Work Time

A.  Reviewing Evidence-Based Claims for Paragraphs 1–7 (5 minutes)

B.  Introducing Rhetoric Toolbox (20 minutes)

C.  Reading Closely: Paragraphs 8–15 (10 minutes)

3.   Closing and Assessment

A.  Adding to Agents of Change Anchor Chart (5 minutes)

4.   Homework

A.  Continue reading in your independent reading book for this unit.

  • Students’ annotated texts of the Commonwealth Club Address
  • Admit and Exit Tickets
  • Think-Pair-Share

Lesson 4Speech Structure: Unions as Agents of Change—Part 2

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (3 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Forming Evidence-Based Claims: Paragraphs 8–15 (15 minutes)

B. Speech Structure and Anchor Chart (5 minutes)

C. Listening for the Gist: Paragraphs 16–30 (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Turn and Talk (2 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Continue reading in your independent reading book for this unit. 

  • Forming Evidence-Based Claims graphic organizer for Paragraphs 8–15

Lesson 5Mid-Unit Assessment: How Chávez Develops His Claims in the Commonwealth Club Address

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Entry Task: Introduction to Paragraphs 18 and 19 (7 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Mid-Unit 2 Assessment (20 minutes)
B. Independent Reading Activity (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (3 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Continue reading in your independent reading book for this unit.

  • Mid-Unit 2 Assessment: How Chávez Develops His Claims in the Commonwealth Club Address
  • Admit and Exit Tickets

Lesson 6Speech Structure: Part 2 of the Commonwealth Club Address

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Entry Task (8 minutes)

2.   Work Time

A.  Adding to Commonwealth Club Address Structure Anchor Chart for Paragraphs 16–21 (20 minutes)

B.  Adding to Agents of Change Anchor Chart (10 minutes)

3.   Closing and Assessment

A. Returning Assessment and Reviewing Homework (7 minutes)

4.   Homework

A. Correct your Mid-Unit 2 Assessment

B. Complete the Text-Dependent Questions for Paragraphs 23–26.

  • Commonwealth Speech Structure anchor chart
  • Text-Dependent Questions for Paragraphs 16–21
  • Admit and Exit Tickets
  • Think-Pair-Share

Lesson 7Synthesizing Chávez’s Central Claim

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Entry Task (10 minutes)

2.   Work Time

A.  Rhetoric Tool Matching Game (15 minutes)

B.  Analyzing Speech Structure: Paragraphs 28 and 29 (15 minutes)

3.   Closing and Assessment

A.  Exit Ticket: Self-Assessment (5 minutes)

4.   Homework

A.  Continue reading in your independent reading book for this unit.

  • Commonwealth Club Address Structure anchor chart
  • Admit and Exit Tickets

Lesson 8End of Unit Assessment: Analyzing the Structure of Chávez’s Wrath of Grapes Speech

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Entry Task: Reading “Wrath of Grapes” speech (10 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. End of Unit 2 Assessment (20 minutes)
B. Independent Reading Activity (10 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Turn and Talk (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Continue reading in your independent reading book for this unit.

  • End of Unit 2 Assessment: Analyzing the Structure of Chávez’s Wrath of Grapes Speech
  • Admit and Exit Tickets

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