January 16-19, 2018

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7th
Week #Quarter 3 Week 2
Unit of InstructionSpelling, Vocabulary, Reading for Details, Group Work, Group Discussion, Reading Aloud, Reading Silently with Good Comprehension
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 and Large Group Discussions

My students will watch a video of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and discuss his speech. They will discuss and respond to the following question: How are we doing with civil rights for all? Where do we need work?

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 participate in group discussions

Students will work on www.TweenTribune.com three nights for homework. They will read the articles aloud to their parents and take a quiz. 

Students will read 20 minutes before bed each night and for half the class period on Wednesday.

Students will learn 12 new words for spelling and vocabulary and take a quiz on Friday.

Students will read aloud in class from our reading book. We will discuss as we read.

Students will have Town Hall Meetings and learn to share aloud and listen to each other. 

Assignments Due

humble – lowly, not proud
merged– joined together
pourous – having tiny holes or spaces throughout
crave– want desperately
activist – someone who takes action to bring about social or political change
civil rights – political and social freedoms all human beings should enjoy
transfix– cause someone to become motionless with wonder or astonishment
catalyst – a person or situation that sparks an event
treasure trove – a hidden storage of valuable or delightful things
maritime – connected with the sea
salvage – rescue valuables from loss at sea
Florida’s Treasure Coast – the eastern coast of Florida from Melbourne to Ft. Pierce where many ships sunk

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