February 5 – 9, 2018

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7th
Week #Quarter 3 Week 5
Unit of InstructionSpelling, Vocabulary, Reading for Details, Reading a novel, Group Discussion, Reading Aloud, Reading Silently with Good Comprehension, Writing a book report
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 eat beef jerky, sew pouches, and play marbles to go along with 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 read books at home and on Wednesday morning for their 4th book reports.

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. foolishment – inappropriate silliness
2. orphanage – a place where children who have no parents or relatives to take them live
3. cruel – willfully causing pain and suffering to others
4. embarrassed – humiliated
5. peddler – someone who sells small goods from place to place
6. wares – articles for sale
7. commoners – ordinary people who work for a living
8. gentry – people of social position or noble birth
9. elixir – a magical or medical potion
10. liniment – a liquid to rub on the body to relieve pain
11. tincture – a medicine made by dissolving a drug in alcohol
12. fatigue – extreme tiredness
13. hogwash – nonsense
14. hornswaggler – a person who cheats other people to make his living
15. neighborly – friendly

Assignments Due

Monday – Spelling and vocabulary, The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain.
***Reminder that book reports will be due on Friday, February 9. We will write them in class.
Bring your book report book on Wednesday.
HOMEWORK – Read aloud Martha’s letter 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. Study spelling and vocabulary, Parent signs____________________________________
Tuesday – Spelling and vocabulary, The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain.
Bring your book report book on Wednesday.
HOMEWORK – Read aloud Martha’s letter 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. Study spelling and vocabulary, Parent signs____________________________________
Wednesday – Independent reading Book Report Books, makeup tests, Blended Learning
HOMEWORK – Read aloud Martha’s letter 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. Study spelling and vocabulary, Parent signs____________________________________
Thursday – Spelling and vocabulary, The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain.
HOMEWORK – Read aloud Martha’s letter 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. Study spelling and vocabulary, Parent signs____________________________________
Friday – SPELLING and VOCABULARY TEST, book reports

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