Grade 7 ELA Module 2A, Unit 2, Lesson 7

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In this final lesson about César Chávez’s Commonwealth Club Address, students notice the tools of rhetoric that Chávez uses to develop his claims in the second part of the speech. They do this with a physical movement activity. Review your expectations for how and when students move around the classroom just before starting the activity. Descriptions of what you should and should not hear and see will help students be successful.
• Students also analyze the structure of the conclusion of the speech. Because they work independently on this activity, it can be a good opportunity for them to self-assess how well they are learning these reading comprehension skills.
• Students more formally assess themselves on RI.7.5. Encourage them to seek additional help if they do not yet feel prepared for the assessment in Lesson 8.
• Consider what structure you will use for the independent reading check-in scheduled for Lesson 8. As you review the homework with students, make sure they are clear about what they need to have completed beforehand and what they should bring to class that day.

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Common Core Learning Standards

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RI.7.5 Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections...

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