February 26 – March 2, 2018

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7th
Week #Quarter 3 Week 8
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, Informative Essay Writing
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 Small Group and 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

expired – died
sleepy drops – a narcotic medicine given for pain
dog paddling – a very simple swimming stroke
banjo – a round, long-necked string instrument
playing to beat the band – playing very well
waltzing – romantic dancing to 3/4 time music
jingle – a bright, simple little song
go while the getting’s good – need to leave soon
bandana – a large, brightly colored handkerchief
scrounged – searching quickly trying to find something
bundle – things tied up together as one
trembled – shook in fear
hammock – a garden bed made of canvas or woven rope
shutters – panels that open on either side of a window
impounded – taken away into legal custody
jelly doughnut – a sweet doughnut filled with jelly

Assignments Due

Monday – Town Hall Meeting, video, file papers, read Derek Paravicini essays. Discuss how to improve informative essay writing. Book Report #5 is due March 16. Choose picture book to read aloud to elementary students. Read The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain. Discuss and answer questions.
Homework – Read Teddy’s letter aloud to your parent. Read slowly with expression. Parents should sign. Read over spelling and vocabulary words. Read book report book 20 minutes before bedtime. Write spelling words 10x each.
Tuesday – Video, read Derek Paravicini essays. Discuss how to improve informative essay writing. Practice reading picture book aloud. Read The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain. Town Hall Meeting.
Homework – Read Teddy’s letter aloud to your parent. Read slowly with expression. Parents should sign. Read over spelling and vocabulary words. Read book report book 20 minutes before bedtime. Write sentences with spelling words.
Wednesday – Independent reading, video, practice reading picture book aloud. Read               The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain.
Homework – Read Teddy’s letter aloud to your parent. Read slowly with expression. Parents should sign. Read over spelling and vocabulary words. Read book report book 20 minutes before bedtime. Have your parent give you a spelling quiz. Practice words you missed.
Thursday – Video, read Derek Paravicini essays. Discuss how to improve informative essay writing. Practice reading picture book aloud. Read The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain. Town Hall Meeting.
Homework – Read Teddy’s letter aloud to your parent. Read slowly with expression. Parents should sign. Read over spelling and vocabulary words. Read book report book 20 minutes before bedtime. Have your parent give you a vocabulary quiz. Practice definitions you missed.
Friday – Video, Spelling and Vocabulary tests. Read aloud to elementary children in K-1.

Additional Resources

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OR36jrx_L44