November 13 – 17, 2017

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7th
Week #14
Unit of InstructionSpelling, Vocabulary, Reading, Writing, Listening, Acting, Speaking, Literature, Edgar Allan Poe
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.

My students will take notes on Edgar Allan Poe and review the following stories from last week: The Tell Tale Heart, The Necklace, The Celebrated Jumping From of Calavaris County, and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

My students will learn to read silently looking for key details and reasons and prepare book reports.

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 about persuasive/argumentative writing


Classroom Activities
  1. We will engage in Town Hall Meetings most days at the beginning of class..
  2. We will go on a field trip to OSCEOLA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER in Kissimmee, Florida
  3. We will learn spelling and vocabulary words and take a test on them on Friday.
  4. We will study punctuation.
  5. We will work on persuasive and argumentative writing.
  6. We will have an independent reading session on Wednesday.
  7. We will work on cursive writing and etiquette as time allows.
Assignments Due

1. argument – a set of reasons used to persuade
2. claim – a statement of truth
3. opinion – one’s personal views or feelings about something
4. logic – reasoning that is valid and sound
5. emotion – feelings the affect us on a deep level
6. advantage – to be in a favorable position
7. disadvantage – to be in a less favorable position that reduces the chance of success
8. convince – persuade another to believe in or do something
9. persuade – cause another to believe in or do something after a sustained effort
10. viewpoint – point of view, a particular way of considering a matter
11. pro – for something
12. con – against something
13. reinforce – strengthen or support
14. consider – think carefully about
15. audience – the person or group you are trying to persuade

Additional Resources

Monday – Short Town Hall Meeting, punctuation, Spelling and Vocabulary, persuasive writing,
Notes on Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven, reminders about Field Trip: Wear your Ivy Hawn uniform, BRING A SACK LUNCH IF YOU ARE GOING ON THE FIELD TRIP.
HOMEWORK – Read “The Great Stringball Battle” to parent. Parent should sign. Study spelling and vocabulary. Read for 20 minutes before bed.
HOMEWORK – Study spelling and vocabulary. Read for 20 minutes before bed.
Wednesday – Independent reading, spelling and vocabulary, punctuation, persuasive/argumentative
HOMEWORK – Read “Words and Phrases for Persuasive/Argumentative” aloud. Parent should sign. Read for 20 minutes before bed.
Thursday – Short Town Hall Meeting, Spelling and Vocabulary, persuasive/argumentative
HOMEWORK – Study for Spelling and Vocabulary. Read for 20 minutes before bed.
Friday – SPELLING and VOCABULARY TEST, persuasive/argumentative writing