The students will increase their use of the writing process to
improve their writing.
1. Student will be able to (SWBAT) brainstorm
using the Inspiration software.
2. SWBAT organize their brainstorm by identifying
items that belong in a specific category.
3. SWBAT write the main idea and list a minimum
of three supporting details.
4. SWBAT write a response to different content
topics (i.e. social studies, science, biographies, etc.)
5. SWBAT write in a journal that reflects upon
their own writing skills.
6. SWBAT write an organized draft and continue
to refine that draft to a final product.
Social Studies (7th grade)
7.7 Students compare and contrast the geographic,
political, economic, religious and social structures of the meso-american
and andean civilizations.
the roles of people in each society including class structures, family
life, warfare, religious beliefs and practices and slavery.
7.2 Students analyze the geographic, political,
economic, religious and social structures of the civilizations of Islam
in the Middle Ages.
the expansion of Muslim rule through military conquests and treaties,
emphasizing the cultural blending within Muslim
and the spread and acceptance of Islam and the Arabic language.
Science (6th grade)
7. Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful
questions and conducting careful investigations. As a basis for
concept and addressing the content in the other three strands,
students should develop their own questions and perform investigations.
b. Select and use appropriate
tools and technology (including calculators, computers, balances, spring
scales, microscopes, and
h. Identify changes in natural
phenomena over time without manipulating the phenomena (e.g. a tree limb,
a grove of trees, a stream)
Reading (6th grade)
3.0 Students will read and respond to historically
or culturally significant works of literature that reflect and enhance
their studies of history and
the effect of the qualities of the character.
the influence of setting on the problem and its resolution.
Writing (6th grade)
1.0 Students write clear coherent and focused
essays. the writing exhibits students awareness of the audience
and purpose. Essays contain
formal introduction, supporting evidence and conclusions. Students
progress through stages of the writing process as needed.