August 21-25, 2017

If you are missing work from being absent, or failed a vocabulary or spelling test, the makeup date is: Wednesday, August 23, 20017. Make sure you study for your tests if you are being retested. 

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7th Grade
Week #2
Unit of InstructionSpelling, Vocabulary, Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.7.RL.2.4, LAFS.7.RI.2.4,  Determine the meaning of words in text

LAFS.7.W.1.2d, LAFS.7.W.1.3d Use precise language and vocabulary

LAFS.7.SL.1.1, LAFS.7.SL.1.1 Participate in discussions, come prepared to discuss after reading

LAFS.7.SL.1.1b Follow the rules of speaking and listening in a group

LAFS.7.RL.1.1
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says

LAFS.7.RL.1.2
Provide an objective summary of the text.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

I want my students to learn to discuss important topics and listen to others discuss.

I want my students to practice reading aloud and comprehend what they have read.

I want my students to learn new words, definitions, and spellings.

I want my students to discuss an author’s techniques in writing a novel, characterization, and the emotional impact of a story.

Classroom Activities

Each day we have Town Hall Meeting. We gather in a group, sometimes on the floor, and discuss life at Ivy Hawn, successes and failures, the new schedule, how to do well in school, etc.

Students practiced their oral reading pieces each day with me guiding them, helping them with difficult words, and defining words they did not know. They practiced reading aloud to each other so their oral reading assignment at home would go smoother.

I asked them to have parents sign each assignment. 

This week we will begin using Think Cerca, a comprehensive reading program that is online.

Students will write a short writing piece about themselves, introducing themselves to me.

Assignments Due

Monday’s homework: Write one sentence with each of your 10 spelling words. Study the vocabulary definitions. Have your parent sign your homework. Read aloud, “The Boy Who Ate a Manatee” to your parent. Parents should sign homework pages.

Tuesday’s homework: Read your reading sheet aloud to a parent. Answer questions in complete sentences. Have parent sign all homework sheets and return tomorrow.

Wednesday’s homework: Read your reading sheet aloud to a parent. Have parent sign and return tomorrow. 

Thursday’s homework – Write your spelling words 20x each. If you got 100% last week, you do not have to write the words 20x each. Have parent sign and return tomorrow. STUDY FOR YOUR SPELLING AND VOCABULARY TEST.

Additional Resources

Spelling and Vocabulary

  1. obedience – obeying quickly and without complaining
  2. etiquette – good manners
  3. trustworthy – faithful, honest, and true
  4. cheerful – having a positive attitude
  5. brave – facing something unpleasant or painful even when you don’t want to
  6. ambitious – having a strong desire and the determination to succeed
  7. kind  – doing good to others when you expect nothing in return
  8. respectful – behaving in a way that shows admiration and good manners
  9. diligence – hard work
  10. humble – having a modest view of your own importance or accomplishments                                       On Friday you will have a spelling and vocabulary test.