October 23-27, 2017

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7th
Week #11
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 write friendly letters to students in Puerto Rico and also a small art project to send with the letters.

My students will learn to discuss important topics and listen to others discuss.

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 read books for book reports.
  5. We will write friendly letters to send to Puerto Rico.
  6. We will review etiquette.
Assignments Due
  1. destination – the place where you are going or sending something
  2. incessant – constant
  3. faintly – slightly
  4. banter – friendly, teasing talk
  5. proclaimed – announced
  6. nimble – quick and light in movement or action
  7. dizzying array – an overwhelming amount of objects to see
  8. mounted – put up on or display on the wall
  9. decades – 10 years + ten years + ten years, etc.
  10. mundane – ordinary
  11. sidekick – a person’s or superhero’s assistant
  12. widower – a man whose wife has died
  13. crusader – a champion for a cause
  14. immortality – the ability to live forever
  15. alter ego – a person’s secondary personality or identity
Additional Resources

Monday – Short Town Hall Meeting, finish letters and art projects for Puerto Rico  HOMEWORK – Read aloud “Where Superheroes Get Their Capes” to your parent. Parents should sign. Study spelling and vocabulary, Read book report book for 20 minutes before bed.    Tuesday – Finish letters and art projects, writing, essay checklist, descriptive writing, reading      HOMEWORK – Read aloud “He Clips Hair, Not Conversation” to your parent. Parent should sign. Study spelling and vocabulary. Read book report book for 20 minutes before bed.                Wednesday – Independent reading, spelling and vocabulary, class discussion, reading                  HOMEWORK – Read “Safe on the Southbank” to your parent. Parent should sign. Study spelling and vocabulary. Read book report book for 20 minutes before bed.                                  Thursday – Short Town Hall Meeting, essay writing, citing, Review spelling and vocabulary.    HOMEWORK – Write spelling words 10x each. (If you got 100% on both spelling and vocabulary on last week’s tests, you don’w have to write the words.) Parents should sign. Study vocabulary and spelling.                                                                                                                     FridaySpelling and Vocabulary test. Some questions could come from the texts we’ve read for homework and in class.