April 30 – May 4, 2018

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7th
Week #Quarter 4 Week 7
Unit of InstructionReading for Details, Reading a novel, Group Discussion, Reading Aloud to classmates, Reading Silently with Good Comprehension, Work with a partner on a vocabulary crossword and a spelling wordsearch, vocabulary and spelling test, book report #6
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.7.RI.1.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text
says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
LAFS.7.RI.1.2 Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development
over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
LAFS.7.RI.1.3 Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g.,
how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas
or events) 
LAFS.7.RI.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text,
including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact
of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

My students will work in partners on a word search and a crossword puzzle based on our spelling and vocabulary words from our literature.

My students will discuss issues, listen to their classmates, and give opinions through Small Group and Large Group Discussions.

My students will take written quizzes on what they have read so I can assess their understanding.

My students will learn to read silently looking for key details and reasons.

My students will learn to find evidence in the texts they read.

My students will watch videos and discuss what they learned from each video. They will answer written questions to demonstrate comprehension. 

My students will practice reading aloud and comprehend what they have read.

My students will learn new words and definitions from the text. They will be tested on these, and I will also define the meanings as we read the novel and come across words they do not know. 


Classroom Activities

We will have Town Hall Meeting so students can share from their lives.

We will watch short videos on life subjects.

We will do a word search and a crossword puzzle.

We will read Teddy Bodain.

We will review spelling and vocabulary words.

We will write book reports on Friday.

We will have a spelling and vocabulary test on Friday.

Assignments Due

knocks the wind out of you – makes you shocked & depressed
occurred – came to my mind
grieving – feeling the deepest of sorrow
pitch-out the stall – replace horse’s dirty bedding with fresh
scrappy little voice – a child’s fighting voice
hamper of food – picnic basket
romped – frisky play
punctures – deep wounds from a nail or snake
quivering – violently shaking
poised to – ready to
sheltered – given safety indoors
feast or famine – plenty or nothing
quicksand – deep, wet, sucking sand
innocent – not guilty
ruckus – chaos or commotion
fermented – spoiling and full of alcohol

Additional Resources

Monday – Town Hall Meeting, Read Teddy Bodain, Cursive Writing, Finish Top Island Presentations.

Tuesday – Video, Read Teddy Bodain, Cursive Writing, Assign Speeches. Book Report #6 due Friday.

Wednesday – Independent reading, Read Teddy Bodain. Discuss Speeches. Book Report #6 due Friday.

Thursday – Video, Spelling and Vocabulary review, Teddy Bodain, Work on Speeches.

Friday – Videos, Spelling and Vocabulary tests, Book Report #6.