October 30 – November 3, 2017

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7th Grade
Week #12
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

LAFS.7.RL.1.1 
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says

LAFS.7.RL.1.2 
Provide an objective summary of the text.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

My students will review spelling and vocabulary they have already mastered. 

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 learn and review punctuation for periods, capital letters, and commas.
  3. We will learn spelling and vocabulary words and take a test on them on Friday.
  4. We will read books for book reports and write a book report on Friday
  5. We will review etiquette.
Assignments Due

Vocabulary Words

1. destination a 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 display on the wall
9. decades ten 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
16. wept cried
17. curiosity a strong desire to know something
18. wedge force into a narrow space
19. support give assistance to
20. welcome receive with friendliness
21. torment cause physical or mental suffering and pain
22. fertile mind a mind open to new ideas, a mind that spends time thinking
23. crushed deeply saddened
24. despair hopeless sorrow
25. coping dealing with burdens or situations
26. disability a physical or mental condition that limits movements, senses, or activities
27. can-do attitude a great attitude that reflects a person’s positive determination
28. bully someone who uses his strength or position to intimidate another person
29. motivational inspiring
30. vanished disappeared

31. horse stables a building where horses are kept in individual stalls
32. blunder a mistake
33. violence physical force
34. confident firm trust
35. scrumptious delicious
36. divine heavenly
37. stupendous impressive
38. snuffle sniff with the nose and/or lips
39. filly a female baby horse
40. horse’s mane the long hair on a horse’s neck
41. withers the highest part of a horse’s back at the neck and shoulders
42. cinch secure with a belt
43. stirrups low loops that hang from a horse’s saddle where a rider puts his feet
44. awkward clumsy, embarrassing
45. demonstrate show how to do something
46. conniption a spontaneous outburst of anger, irritation, or frustration
47. dinky tiny
48. ogre a monster
49. gadzooks! an exclamation of surprise
50. diverse lots of variety
51. digital electronic devises that store information
52. panoramic a wide sweeping view
53. depicts shows
54. apparatus technical equipment or machinery
55. dispatched sent out
56. zip line a strong cable with harnesses and pulleys that people ride for fun
57. flannel brushed cotton cloth
58. centennial a 100th anniversary
59. historically accurate peoples’ customs, dress, and artifacts during a specific era
60. spitballs an illegal pitch made with a ball moistened with saliva or goo  

Additional Resources

Agenda
Monday – Short Town Hall Meeting, Read and look for critical details, persuasive essay, punctuation
HOMEWORK – Study words 1-15. Write one sentence with each word that demonstrates you know the meaning of the word. Parent should sign. Read book report book for 20 minutes before bed.
Tuesday – Persuasive details. Punctuation. Citing. Read and look for critical details.
HOMEWORK – Study words 16-30. Write one sentence with each word that demonstrates you know the meaning of the word. Parent should sign. Read book report book for 20 minutes before bed.
Wednesday – Independent reading, spelling and vocabulary, persuasive essay, punctuation
HOMEWORK – Study words 31-45. Write one sentence with each word that demonstrates you know the meaning of the word. Parent should sign. Read book report book for 20 minutes before bed.
Thursday – Short Town Hall Meeting, persuasive essay, citing, punctuation
HOMEWORK – Study words 46-60. Write one sentence with each word that demonstrates you know the meaning of the word. Parent should sign. Read book report book for 20 minutes before bed.
Friday – SPELLING and VOCABULARY TEST, Write Book Report