May 14 – 18, 2018

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7th Grade
Week #Quarter 4 Week 8
Unit of InstructionReading for Details, Reading a novel, Group Discussion, Reading Aloud to classmates, Reading Silently with Good Comprehension, present speeches
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.7.W.3.7 Conduct short research projects

LAFS.7.W.3.8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources

LAFS.7.SL.2.4 Presentation of knowledge and ideas

LAFS.7.SL.2.5 Use multimedia such as a PowerPoint presentation

LAFS.7.SL.2.6 Present a speech


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 present 3-5 minute speeches to the class and to the teacher.

My students will be assessed with a rubric adapted from the standards.

Students will listen to and appraise speeches from their fellow classmates.

Classroom Activities

Students have no spelling or vocabulary test this week.

Students have no homework this week other than to bring materials to accompany their speeches.

Assignments Due

We will dedicate our classroom library on Friday.

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