December 11 – 15, 2017

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaEnglish/ELA
Grade Level7th
Week #18
Unit of InstructionSpelling, Vocabulary, Reading, Reading for Specific Details, VIA
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

Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says

Provide an objective summary of the text.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

My students will discuss issues, listen to their classmates, and give opinions through Town Hall Meetings

My students will take the Volusia County VIA reading test on laptop computers.

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 and write.

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

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

Classroom Activities

Students will study spelling words and vocabulary words for a test on Friday.

Students will take the Volusia County VIA on laptop computers.

Students will work on Think Cerca.

Students will play Kahoot to get them ready for their spelling and vocabulary tests on Friday.

Assignments Due

timeless – not effected by the passing of time or the changing of fashion
Victorian – relating to the times, customs, and fashions of Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
ensured – made sure
boosted – lifted
charity – to give to those in need
vivid – strong, clear images
empathy – emotionally moved to do something for someone else
towering – extremely tall
outrageous – shockingly bad
promotional – making the public aware of a new product or idea
supervision – to keep watch over
headquartered – the home base of an organization
construct – make or build
unwittingly – unknowing
proposed – suggested

Additional Resources

Monday – Spelling and vocabulary, Town Hall Meeting, Reading for Details, Volusia VIA,
Reminder that book reports will be due on Friday. We will write them in class. Bring your
book report book every day this week.
HOMEWORK – Read aloud, “Why Charles Dickens wrote ‘A Christmas Carol’ ” to your parents.
Parents should sign. Read slowly and with expression. Pay attention to details as you read.
Read book report book 20 minutes before bed.
Tuesday – Volusia VIA, Reading for Details, Quiz
HOMEWORK – Read aloud the Lego article to your parents. Parents should sign. Pay
attention to details. Read book report book 20 minutes before bed.
Wednesday – Independent reading, makeup tests, VIA make up, discussion
HOMEWORK – Study spelling and vocabulary. Read book report book 20 minutes before bed.
Thursday – Reading for details, informative essays
HOMEWORK – Study for spelling and vocabulary. Read book report book 20 minutes before bed.
Friday – SPELLING and VOCABULARY TEST, book reports