October 9-13, 2017

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7th
Week #9th
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 learn to discuss important topics and listen to others discuss.

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

My students will learn to find evidence in the texts they read.

My students will practice reading aloud and comprehend what they have read.

My students will learn new words, definitions, and spellings.

My students will complete several THINK CERCA assignments with a passing score of 80% or higher.

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

My students will write an essay based on evidence in several texts and videos.

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 selections from Think Cerca.
  5. We will write an essay based on evidence from several texts.
Assignments Due

1. horse stables –  a building where horses are kept in individual stalls
2. blunder –  a mistake
3. violence –  physical force
4. confident –  firm trust
5. scrumptious –  delicious
6. divine –  heavenly
7. stupendous –  impressive
8. snuffle –  sniff with the nose and/or lips
9. filly –  a female baby horse
10. horse’s mane –  the long hair on a horse’s neck
11. withers –  the highest part of a horse’s back at the neck and shoulders
12. cinch –  secure with a belt
13. stirrups –  low loops that hang from a horse’s saddle where a rider can put his feet
14. awkward –  clumsy, embarrassing
15. demonstrate –  show how to do something

Additional Resources

Monday – Short Town Hall Meeting, essay writing, essay checklist, descriptive writing
HOMEWORK – Read aloud “Record Breakers” to your parent. Parent should sign. Study spelling.
Tuesday – DIA Testing
HOMEWORK – Read aloud “In Banana Fields” to your parent. Parent should sign.
Wednesday – Independent reading, sign up for your next book report. Make up work.
Review Spelling and Vocabulary, essay writing, using multiple cites, filling paragraphs with details
HOMEWORK – Read “Ouch!” to your parent. Parent should sign. Study vocabulary.
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’t have to write the words.) Study vocabulary definitions! Parents should sign.
Friday – SPELLING and VOCABULARY TEST, essay writing, writing a conclusion