Your assignment is to write an explanatory essay that explains the role of advertising in the lives of youth and then to exchange ideas in a collaborative discussion. For your essay, you may use as sources the articles in this unit and at least one additional informational text that you have researched. Planning and Prewriting: Take time to make a plan for your essay. ■ How will you review the ideas you have generated to select the most relevant examples and information? ■ How can you work with a peer to revise your plan to be sure you have a clear topic?
Drafting: Create an organized draft to identify and explain your topic. ■ How will you use what you have learned about beginning an essay as you write your draft? ■ Have you reviewed and evaluated your sources and examples to be sure they are clear and relevant? ■ How will you finish your draft with a conclusion that supports the information in your essay?
Revising and Editing: Strengthen your writing with attention to task, purpose, and audience. ■ How can you use strategies such as adding and replacing to revise your draft for cohesion, clarity, diction, and language? ■ How can the Scoring Guide help you evaluate how well your draft meets the requirements of the assignment? ■ How will you proofread and edit your draft to demonstrate formal style and a command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, spelling, grammar, and usage?
Preparing for Discussion: Take time to make a plan for your collaborative discussion. ■ What personal speaking and listening goals will you set for participation in the collaborative discussion? ■ How can you use an outline or a copy of your essay to plan your talking points? ■ How will you take notes in order to actively engage as an audience participant as you listen to your peers?
Each grade level is assigned required summer reading along with assignments that are due when students return to school in late summer. See below for the book list and the assignment links.
These books are highly recommended, but students may feel free to select a novel of high interest that aligns with their specific reading level. 7th Grade AC The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien The Man from the Other Side by Uri Orlev Ender in Exile by Orscot Scott Card ASSIGNMENT: 7th Grade AC 7th Grade Hunger Games by Stephanie Enders Game by Orson Scott Card Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Neilsen ASSIGNMENT: 7th Grade
Summer Reading Assignment is due Friday, September 8th!!!!!