Our district adopted the EngageNY curriculum for both math and ELA starting this year. The materials are free through the EngageNY website, but the materials only consist of Teacher Instructions.
My 7th graders needed something much more concrete.
So I began a system of creating Student Activity Packets, which include graphic organizers for each activity, writing assignment break-downs, vocabulary practice worksheets, etc. I've also been designing and revising a method for assessing the material. Finally, I am trying out some ideas for Activators that target teaching Academic Vocabulary, with the students assessing their own progress on a regular basis. That is coming soon!
This particular packet accompanies EngageNY's 7th Grade ELA Module 1 using A Long Walk to Water, Lesson 6 only.
In this packet, you will find:
Student Packet to Accompany the lesson
Teacher Notes for Prep and Post-Work
Color photographs of the children of South Sudan (with citations)
I currently have packets for the entire Reading Closely (Antarctica) and Evidence-Based Claims (Chavez) units. Check back later in the year as I will have to design packets for the remainder of Module 1: Long Walk to Water and Module 2b.