For the beginning of the 3rd Marking Period--we started to read an article in Scholastic Scope Magazine, Jan. 14th, 2013 issue. It is called, "Dazzle and Danger".

Our main learning goal for this article is: The Student will evaluate the argument and specific claims in a grade 7 text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims. (RI. 7. 8)

The following is the learning scale that the students will be receiving feedback on: (The goal is to receive a 3.0) AND (Not all practice work is geared to have the students score a 3.0, but a 2.0)

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In class, we did the following handouts in class for practice:

-- Target goal score: 2.0 on the RI.7.8 scale-- this was the initial assignment for this learning goal.

-- This assignment practices multiple learning goals. Target score for each question is a 3.0 for each learning goal practiced.