February 20-23

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7th
Week #Quarter 3 Week 7
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

jaundice – yellowing of the skin and eyes
linens – sheets and pillowcases
bay leaf – an aromatic leaf used for flavoring
skillet – a black iron frying pan
whoop-de-doo – a party with music & dancing
militia – a military made up of local people
inscription – words carved inside of a ring or bracelet or on a plaque or stone
fluids – liquids sick patients can drink
hydrated – plenty of water has been absorbed
quarantine – a place to keep sick people separated
broth – a rich, thin soup made from beef or chicken
weep – cry
bad off – very sick, possibly will die
pound cake – a rich cake made with equal parts of flour, butter, eggs, and sugar

Assignments Due

Parents please note: If your student scored a 90% – 100% on both of last week’s spelling/vocab tests, he/she does not have to do spelling or vocabulary homework. Also, there are videos you can watch at the end of this lesson plan. I am helping kids become culturally literate by watching uplifting and diverse short videos.

Tuesday – Town Hall Meeting, Read The Astonishing Journey of  Teddy Bodain, Discuss in small groups. Read Derek Paravicini essays. Discuss how to improve informative essay writing.
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.

Wednesday – Independent Reading (choose book for next book report) Possible quiz on Homework from the night before. Read The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain. 

Homework – Read Teddy’s letter aloud to your parent. Read slowly and with expression. Parents should sign. Write sentences with spelling words. Read 20 min. before bedtime.
Thursday – Possible quiz on homework from the night before. Read The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain. Read Derek Paravicini essays.

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

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