|Unit of Instruction||Careful, analytical reading, literary devices, informative writing, diagnostic reading testing, baseline essay|
LAFS.7.RL.1.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. LAFS.7.RL.1.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text. LAFS.7.RL.1.3 Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot) LAFS.7.RL.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama. LAFS.7.RL.2.6 Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
This week students will:
select books for 1st book report.
finish diagnostic testing.
finish baseline essay.
read Submerged with the class.
read aloud to their parents.
learn informational writing.
SPELLING AND VOCABULARY
sous chef – is a chef who is the second in command in a kitchen
Monday – Finish diagnostic reading test, finish baseline essay on Think Cerca. Read Submerged.
Tuesday – Finish diagnostic reading test, finish baseline essay on Think Cerca, select book report book.
Wednesday – Independent reading. Etiquette, Literary Devices. NO HOMEWORK!
Thursday – Informative Writing. Read Submerged.
Friday – Spelling test. Vocabulary test. Read Submerged. Informative writing.
ONOMATOPOEIA – is a word that imitates the sound it represents.
PERSONIFICATION – is when a writer gives human qualities to animals or objects.
ALLITERATION – is the repetition of the same consonant sound in words occurring near one another.
SYMBOLISM – is using an object or action that means something more than its literal meaning.
PARADOX – reveals a truth which at first seems contradictory.
HYPERBOLE – is an obvious exaggeration or overstatement.
SIMILE – is an expression comparing one thing to another using the words like or as.
METAPHOR – is a comparison of two unlike things without using the words like or as.
ALLUSION – is a casual reference to a famous historical or literary figure or event.
IMAGERY – is when a writer invokes the five senses.
IDIOM – is an expression with a meaning different from the literal meaning of the words.
OXYMORON – is the juxtaposition of two opposite terms.
EUPHEMISM – is a polite word or phrase used in place of one that may be too direct, unpleasant, or
CLICHE – is an expression that has lost its power or originality from overuse.
PUN – is a humorous play on words, often involving double meanings