November 6 – 10, 2017

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7th
Week #13
Unit of InstructionSpelling, Vocabulary, Reading, Writing, Listening, Acting, and Speaking
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 work on Think Cerca, read, and answer quizzes.

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.

My students will read reader’s theater, play different roles, and answer questions to prove they have found and understand key details and reasons. 


Classroom Activities
  1. We will engage in Town Hall Meetings most days at the beginning of class..
  2. We will read reader’s theater plays from the book, Writing Camp.
  3. We will learn spelling and vocabulary words and take a test on them on Friday.
  4. We will play learning games that help us remember spelling and vocabulary.
  5. We will work on Think Cerca.
  6. We will have an independent reading session on Wednesday.
Assignments Due

1. immigrants – a person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country
2. frankfurter –  a seasoned smoked sausage
3. entrepreneur – a person who organizes and creates a business
4. evokes –  brings to mind; reminds you of
5. authentic –  real
6. nostalgia –  fond memories of things past
7. novelty  – games or fun
8. mechanical engineer  – a person who designs and creates machines for specific jobs
9. gourd  – a large fruit with hard skin that can be dried and used as bowls
10. squash  – a vegetable similar to a pumpkin
11. high-end  – expensive and well-made
12. cornucopia –  a basket shaped like a goat’s horn containing fruits, vegetables, & flowers
13. Thanksgiving  – a day set aside to be grateful for all we have
14. triumph  – victory
15. record  – an accomplishment officially set down in writing

Additional Resources

Monday – Short Town Hall Meeting, Think Cerca, Spelling and Vocabulary, punctuation
HOMEWORK – Read “The Origin of the Coney Island Hot Dog” to parent. Parent should sign.
Read for 20 minutes before bed.
Tuesday – Think Cerca, Spelling and Vocabulary, punctuation
HOMEWORK – Read “Cereal Cafes” to parent. Parent should sign. Read for 20 minutes before bed.
Wednesday – Independent reading, spelling and vocabulary, punctuation, Think Cerca
HOMEWORK – Read “Great Pumpkins” aloud. Parent should sign. Read for 20 minutes before bed.
Thursday – Short Town Hall Meeting, Spelling and Vocabulary, Think Cerca
HOMEWORK – Study for Spelling and Vocabulary. Read for 20 minutes before bed.