Quarter 1 Week 2 August 20-24, 2018


TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7th
Week #Quarter 1 Week 2
Unit of InstructionReading, writing, discussion, comparisons, drawing inferences
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.7.RL.1.1 – Cite text evidence and draw inferences

LAFS.7.RL.1.2 – Central idea of text

LAFS.7.RL.1.3 – Determine how setting shapes the plot

LAFS.7.RL.2.4 – Determine the meaning of words as they are used in the text

LAFS.7.RL.2.6 – Analyze how the author develops different points of view

LAFS.7.W.1.1 – Write arguments to support claims

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

My students will learn to learn as a whole group, small groups, in partners, and alone.

Students will learn vocabulary and spelling as it relates to the literature.

Students will learn to love reading and discussing literature.

Students take home a PACKET on Monday. Important work for the week is in this packet. Parents, please make sure you go over your student’s homework, sign your signature that indicates you know your child completed it, and RETURN TO SCHOOL. Thank you!

Classroom Activities

Spelling and Vocabulary

1. lulled – calmed almost to sleep
2. femur – your largest leg bone
3. irradiated – to expose to gamma rays to kill germs
4. conduit – a tube or channel to transport something
5. spiraling – winding or turning in one direction
6. orientation – sharing information with newcomers
7. quarantine – a period of being isolated for a while
8. impress – to make someone feel admiration
9. household – family members who live together
10. dimmer – fainter, paler, darker
11. gauze – a thin white material used for wounds
12. texture – the feel or look of something’s surface
13. tango – a dramatic Latin ballroom dance
14. scrubs – soft clothing worn by doctors & nurses

Assignments Due

Students will have homework Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

Students will have a spelling test and a vocabulary test on Friday.

Additional Resources

ONOMATOPOEIA – is a word that imitates the sound it represents.
crunch zap tick-tock whoosh

PERSONIFICATION – is when a writer gives human qualities to animals or objects.
My car drank the gasoline in one gulp. The cat laughed. The newspaper headline glared at me.

ALLITERATION – is the repetition of the same consonant sound in words occurring near one another.
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. Sally sells seashells by the seashore.

SYMBOLISM – is using an object or action that means something more than its literal meaning.
Pink symbolizes the fight against breast cancer. The Statue of Liberty symbolizes freedom.

PARADOX – reveals a truth which at first seems contradictory.
He was cowardly and brave at the same time. When you win all the time, you lose.

HYPERBOLE – is an obvious exaggeration or overstatement.
I am so hungry I could eat the entire buffet at Golden Corral right now!

SIMILE – is an expression comparing one thing to another using the words like or as.
He ran like a cat, lightly and quietly. Her blue mood passed as quickly as an afternoon rain shower.

METAPHOR – is a comparison of two unlike things without using the words like or as.
He was a statue, waiting to hear the news. She was a mother hen, trying to take care of everyone around her.

ALLUSION – is a casual reference to a famous historical or literary figure or event.
If it doesn’t stop raining, I’m going to build an ark. My sister has so many pets I’m going to call her
Old McDonald.

IMAGERY – is when a writer invokes the five senses.
The smell reminded him of rotting tomatoes. The fence was uneven, like baby teeth growing in crooked.
(Also a simile!)

IDIOM – is an expression with a meaning different from the literal meaning of the words.
I got cold feet before my big date = I was scared My boss gave me the green light = My boss said yes

OXYMORON – is the juxtaposition of two opposite terms.
a peaceful war a generous tightwad dark sunshine

EUPHEMISM – is a polite word or phrase used in place of one that may be too direct, unpleasant, or
pass away = die
senior citizens = old people

CLICHE – is an expression that has lost its power or originality from overuse.
talking a mile a minute, quiet as a mouse, and easy as pie

PUN – is a humorous play on words, often involving double meanings
There were many casual-tees. A man stole a case of soap from the corner store. He made a clean getaway.