February 12 – 16, 2018

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7th
Week #Quarter 3 Week 6
Unit of InstructionSpelling, Vocabulary, Reading for Details, Reading a novel, Group Discussion, Reading Aloud to classmates and parents, Reading Silently with Good Comprehension, Answering written questions to prove you understand what you have read
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 read aloud and silently the novel, The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain.

My students will discuss issues, listen to their classmates, and give opinions through 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 practice reading aloud and comprehend what they have read.

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

Classroom Activities
  1. swindled – cheated
  2. yanked – jerked
  3. constable – lawman
  4. livelihood – the way you make money
  5. quack – fake
  6. rapscallions – a mischievous person
  7. take an oath – make a promise
  8. glamorous – fancy, attractive, dressed up
  9. possessions – items you own
  10. hoist – lift
  11. wrenched – injured
  12. vittles – food
  13. bind/bindings – bandage/bandages
  14. antiseptic – disinfectant, a solution that kills bacteria
  15. oasis – a safe place where rest and water can be found
Assignments Due

Monday – Town Hall Meeting, Read The Astonishing Journey of  Teddy Bodain, Discuss in small groups. Examine a genuine quilt in class. Research quilts. Compare and Contrast.

Homework – Read Teddy’s letter aloud to your parent. Read slowly and with expression. Parents should sign. Write spelling words 10x each. Read 20 min. before bedtime.

Tuesday – Possible quiz on Homework reading from the night before. Read The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain. Author’s purpose.

Homework – Read Teddy’s letter aloud to your parent. Read slowly and with expression. Parents should sign. Write sentences with spelling words. Parents should sign. Read 20 min. before bedtime.

Wednesday – Independent reading, Group activity in the afternoon. Possible quiz on homework from the night before. Citing evidence from the text.

Homework – Read Teddy’s letter aloud to your parent. Read slowly and with expression. Parents should sign. Have your parents give you a spelling quiz and check it. BRING TO SCHOOL TOMORROW.  Read 20 min. before bedtime.

Thursday – Possible quiz on Homework from the night before. Read The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain. Make Lemonade in class. Making conclusions.

Homework – Read Teddy’s letter aloud to your parent. Read slowly and with expression. Parents should sign. Have your parents give you a vocabulary quiz and check it. BRING TO SCHOOL TOMORROW. Read 20 minutes before bedtime. 

Friday – Spelling and Vocabulary tests. Reading and activities based on details from The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain. 

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