August 28 – September 1, 2017

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7th
Week #3
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

My students will review their “Introducing Me” essays and compare their writing to their peers.

My students will learn to discuss important topics and listen to others discuss.

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

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

My students will learn new words, definitions, and spellings.

My students will write a short book report.

My students will prepare to deliver a persuasive speech.

 

Classroom Activities
  1. We will look at student writing using the document camera and discuss aspects of the writing.
  2. We will engage in Town Hall Meetings most days at the beginning of class.
  3. We will discuss book reports (these will be short but should be done well).
  4. We will discuss and prepare for persuasive speeches.
  5. We will learn spelling and vocabulary words.
  6. We will read selections from Close Reader as well as selections from Dr. Forney.
Assignments Due

The only homework this week is to STUDY FOR YOUR SPELLING AND VOCABULARY TEST ON THURSDAY.

  1. Revise – Make big changes in your writing.
  2. Edit – Make small changes such as spelling, handwriting, words let out, words repeated
  3. Elaborate – Add more reasons and explanation
  4. Details – describe
  5. Mind movie – The reader is able to picture things in his/her mind.
  6. Maturity – The writing sounds like the writer has had experience writing before.
  7. Voice – The writing has personality.
  8. Introduction – The first paragraph introduces the topic to the reader.
  9. Conclusion – The last paragraph looks at all the evidence and makes an important statement
  10. Body – The paragraphs between the introduction and the conclusion are called the body.

 

Additional Resources

Each student should have an “Introducing Me” essay. Some of the computers at school did not cooperate this week, so I’ve given some students extra time to write these at home. 

Students will write their book reports on Tuesday, September 2. Make sure they’ve finished their assigned books!

THERE IS NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY. HAVE A GREAT LONG WEEKEND!

BRING YOUR LIBRARY BOOK ON SEPTEMBER 5! We will work on our book reports on that day.