March 19 – 23, 2018

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How to change a tire

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How to Make a Greek Salad

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7th Grade
Week #Quarter 4 Week 1
Unit of InstructionReading 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 

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 and definitions from the text. They will be tested on these, and I will also define the meanings as we read the novel and come across words they do not know. 

My students will discuss author’s purpose, citing evidence from the text, comparing and contrasting, main idea restated, and specific weaknesses in punctuation (grammar)

Classroom Activities

We will have Town Hall Meetings where students share aloud. We will work on listening, giving supportive answers to each speaker, and sharing authentic details of our lives.

We will read The Astonishing Journey of  Teddy Bodain both aloud and silently. Students will have quizzes to diagnose if they comprehend what they have read.

Students will read their fiction books for book report #5 which is due on Friday and will be written in class.

 

 

Assignments Due

kinfolk – relatives
safekeeping – to keep safe
separated – apart from each other
uneasy – worried
related – family
corncobs – the inside of an ear of corn
land deed – a paper proving you own land
Florida farmland – rich agricultural land
tickled – amused
swimming hole – a clear creek or spring
piercing blue eyes – bright blue eyes
40 acres – free land given by the government
apron – a cloth covering worn while cooking
blackberry cobbler – a tasty dessert of berries baked in batter
telegraph – to deliver messages over an electric wire
strain the juice – pour juice through cheesecloth
mangy dog – a dirty dog, usually homeless and sick
ginned cotton – cotton that has had the seeds removed
crept – walked secretly, stealthily
heart was heavy – deeply sad

Additional Resources

Monday – Town Hall Meeting, Video, Read The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain. Author’s Purpose, Details.
Homework – Read Teddy’s letter aloud to your parent. Read slowly with expression. Parents should sign.
Read spelling and vocabulary words. Read book report book 20 minutes before bedtime. Book report due Friday.
Write spelling words 10x each.
Tuesday – Video, Quiz, Read The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain. Compare/Contrast, Main Idea Restated.
Homework – Read Teddy’s letter aloud to your parent. Read slowly with expression. Parents should sign.
Read spelling and vocabulary words. Read book report book 20 minutes before bedtime. Book report due Friday. Write sentences with spelling words.
Wednesday – Independent reading, Video, Quiz, Read The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain. Cite Evidence.
Homework – Read Teddy’s letter aloud to your parent. Read slowly with expression. Parents should sign.
Read spelling and vocabulary words. Read book report book 20 minutes before bedtime. Book report due Friday. Have your parent give you a spelling quiz. Practice words you missed.
Thursday – Video, Quiz, Town Hall Meeting, Read The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain. Grammar, Details.
Homework – Read Teddy’s letter aloud to your parent. Read slowly with expression. Parents should sign.
Study spelling and vocabulary words. Test tomorrow! Read book report book 20 minutes before bedtime. Book report tomorrow. Have your parent give you a vocabulary quiz. Practice definitions you missed.
Friday – Video, Spelling and Vocabulary tests, Book Reports DUE, Lope-Lope-Lope.