7th Grade 'Perspectives' (Unit 3 Overview)
Highlights of Unit 3: Turning Points
As a class, in small groups, and independently, students will work to answer the question What can cause a sudden change in someone’s life? Give your student the opportunity to continue the discussion at home.
UNIT 3 SELECTION TITLES, AUTHORS, GENRES
PERFORMANCE TASKS AND PERFORMANCE-BASED ASSESSMENT
End-of-Unit Performance-Based Summative Assessment 45%
After completing the Whole-Class section of the unit, students will learn how to put together a cause-and-effect, character analysis essay. He or she will be writing to answer the question How does a character from one of our texts transform and grow?
Performance Task Presentation (45%)
After completing the Whole-Class section of the unit, the student will work independently to create a multimedia presentation that examines an article or short story (non-fiction or fiction) that conveys personal growth in the character and relates to growth experienced in their own life. The student will draw on personal comparisons and experiences of reflection and growth.
Activities and assignments in Unit 3 will help your student meet the following Common Core State Standards for reading literature and informational texts, writing, and speaking and listening. Here are some key standards students will work toward mastering in this unit.
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