January 22 – 26, 2018

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7th
Week #Quarter 3 Week 3
Unit of InstructionSpelling, Vocabulary, Reading for Details, Group Work, Group Discussion, Reading Aloud, Reading Silently with Good Comprehension, Writing Informative Essays
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 work on informative essays on Derek Paravicini.

My students will read books 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 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

1. irreverent – showing a lack of respect
2. inanimate – not living
3. context – in that setting or environment
4. mascot – a person, animal, or thing that represents a group and is supposed to bring good luck
5. minute – very tiny
6. iridescent – luminous rainbow colors that change and move
7. complex – detailed and complicated
8. heritage – ethnicity, religious beliefs, and social standards passed down by family
9. ambiguous – unclear, or open to more than one meaning
10. haven – a place of safety
11. old-world charm – old-fashioned beauty and appeal
12. tiered – in multiple levels

Assignments Due

Weekly Agenda

Monday – Spelling and Vocabulary, Extended Town Hall Meeting, Derek Paravicini Essays
Homework – TweenTribune.Com – Peacock Spiders Read silently and read aloud to your parent.
Take the quiz. Read your book report book 20 minutes before bedtime.

Tuesday – Derek Paravicini Essays, Spelling and Vocabulary, Homework
Homework – Puppetry Museum. Read silently, read aloud to your parent. Take the quiz. Read your book
20 minutes before bed.

Wednesday – Independent reading (be sure you have your book report book with you), town hall meeting,
Spelling and Vocabulary, Derek Paravicini essays
Homework – The Most Notable Poet in 18th Century America. Read silently and to parents. Take the quiz.
Read your book 20 minutes before bed.

Thursday – Derek Paravicini Essays, spelling and vocabulary, Homework
Homework – Study for test tomorrow on spelling and vocabulary. Read Cereal Cafes silently to yourself
and aloud to your parent. Take the quiz. Read your book 20 minutes before beditme.

Friday – Spelling and Vocabulary tests. Homework. Derek Paravicini essays. Learning Games

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