March 26 – 30, 2018





TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7th
Week #Quarter 4 Week 2
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.RI.1.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text
says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
LAFS.7.RI.1.2 Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development
over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
LAFS.7.RI.1.3 Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g.,
how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas
or events)
LAFS.7.RI.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text,
including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact
of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

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.

We will learn and quiz each of the reading standards for this week.

Assignments Due

bamboo – a sturdy grass used as a fishing pole
dredge – to cover with
cornmeal – ground dried corn
buttermilk – liquid left after butter has been churned
pester – bother
runaways – children who have run away from home
fierce – powerful
whippoorwill – a bird with a distinctive call
cottage – a small, humble home
when the river forks – the river divides into two ways
jon boat – wooden boat with flat bottom and plank seats
pocketknife – a small folding knife
banana spider – a large spider often found near fruit
clearing – an open place in the woods with no trees
demanding tone – a bossy voice
doused – put out a fire with water

Additional Resources

Monday – Town Hall Meeting, Video, Read The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain.
LAFS.7.RI.1.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as
well as inferences drawn from the text.
Homework – Read Teddy’s letter aloud to your parent. Read slowly with expression. Parents should sign.
Read spelling and vocabulary words. Read 20 minutes before bedtime. Write spelling words 10x each.

Tuesday – Video, Quiz, Read The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain.
LAFS.7.RI.1.2 Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course
of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Homework – Read Teddy’s letter aloud to your parent. Read slowly with expression. Parents should sign.
Read spelling and vocabulary words. Read 20 minutes before bedtime. Write sentences with spelling words.

Wednesday – Independent reading, Video, Quiz, Read The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain.
LAFS.7.RI.1.3 Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas
influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events)
Homework – Read Teddy’s letter aloud to your parent. Read slowly with expression. Parents should sign.
Read spelling and vocabulary words. Read 20 minutes before bedtime. 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.
LAFS.7.RI.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative,
connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
Homework – Read Teddy’s letter aloud to your parent. Read slowly with expression. Parents should sign.
Study spelling and vocabulary words. Test tomorrow! Read 20 minutes before bedtime. Have your parent give you a vocabulary quiz. Practice definitions you missed.

Friday – Video, Spelling and Vocabulary tests, Learning Game