CCLS aligned lessons for Common Core Code X Unit 2 for seventh grade. Each lesson is designed to address a specific skill necessary in comprehending and analyzing "What Could Be Better Than a Touchdown?" and "Why We Run."
Lessons include differentiated activities designed to understand how an author makes and supports his/her claim, creating our own claim and counterclaim, determining the meaning of jargon, etc.
Lessons at the end of the unit address the final task which is to write a persuasive essay debating whether physical strength or mental alertness is more important in sports. Students will use text evidence from both text and may also use a supplementary text titled "Don't Even Think About It."
There are 30 lessons in total (some lessons are split into two days, as noted)