Students in 7th grade will be completing a short research report about famous people who were in pursuit of a dream as a wrap up of our ELA Unit, In Pursuit. Students have selected their person (or persons) to write about. They will be given time in class to complete these reports; the schedule is below.
The report should be at least 5 paragraphs long, with an introductory paragraph, at least 3 paragraphs telling about the person’s struggles and successes, and a concluding paragraph which summarizes or restates what the student has learned. Possible points for each part of the report are listed below.
Class schedule for report:
Friday (10/13) – Online research and note taking.
Monday (10/16) – Prepare outline and thesis statement.
Tuesday (10/17) – Begin writing rough draft.
Wednesday (10/18) – Finish rough draft and bibliography.
Thursday (10/19) – Work on final draft.
Friday (10/20) – Final Draft due. Short Presentation.
Points: Possible 50
(Students can only receive full credit if the following are turned in on time)