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Unit Two: Respect and Tolerance December 2, 2013

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Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday and got plenty of rest.

The seventh graders are about to begin their second unit of study in ELA, titled Respect and Tolerance. Throughout this unit, we will be looking at a variety of texts, including written, spoken, and visual texts, to guide students to an understanding of what it means to respect someone and be a tolerant citizen.  Students will be reading both fictional and informational texts dealing with various acts of intolerance, including bullying and acts of disrespect.  Our goal with this unit, while including the common core standards, is to teach students empathy.  Our hope is that students will feel safe to discuss sensitive topics and our goal is to create an atmosphere of respect.