Quarter 1 Week 8 October 1-5, 2018

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TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7th
Week #8
Unit of InstructionWriting, rhetorical questions turned in to positive statements, renaming the main noun, book report books, reading aloud to parents
Standard(s) Taught

Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

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.

Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.

Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.

Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion clarify the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

My students will learn a more mature way of starting an informative or persuasive essay. 

My students will learn how to improve their writing by renaming the main noun.

My students will learn how to write with descriptive writing.

My students will learn how to harvest information from video and text sources.

Classroom Activities

symptoms – physical features that are regarded as indicating a condition or disease
writhing – twisting or moving with great emotional or physical discomfort
probed – physically explore or examine something with the hands or an instrument
autopilot – a slang term that means to do something automatically
quadrant – one fourth of a flat plane
rupturing – bursting suddenly
welled up – to steadily flow upwards or outwards, to feel a sudden increase in emotion that causes you to cry
incision – a surgical cut made in skin or flesh
flinch – make a quick, nervous movement of the face or body as a reaction to surprise, fear or pain
cauterize – use a heated instrument to stop any bleeding, especially during surgery
ricochet – something that bounces or rebounds one or more times off another surface, bouncing from place to place in a chaotic way
koi – a large ornamental fish originally bred in Japan
sanctuary – a place of refuge or safety, a place where one can retreat and be alone for a while
slaphappy – tired to the point of being overly cheerful and silly

Assignments Due

Monday – New lesson on changing a rhetorical statement to a positive statement. New lesson on renaming a main noun. Finish diagnostic reading test, finish baseline essay on Think Cerca. Read Submerged. Sign up for book report book if you haven’t already done so.
Homework – Read excerpt from Submerged aloud to your parent. Read slowly with expression. Parents should sign. Study spelling and vocabulary words. Write spelling words 10x each.* Read book report book 20 minutes before bedtime.

Parent signature______________________________

Tuesday – Review rhetorical statements/positive statements and renaming a main noun. Read Submerged.
Homework – Read second excerpt from Submerged aloud to your parent. Read slowly with expression. Parent should sign. Study spelling and vocabulary words. Read 20 minutes before bedtime.

Parent signature______________________________

Wednesday – Independent reading. Writing lesson. NO HOMEWORK!

Thursday – New lesson on writing with descriptive details. Read Submerged.
Homework – Study spelling and vocabulary for tests tomorrow. Read 20 minutes before bedtime.

Friday – Spelling test. Vocabulary test. Read Submerged. Informative writing.

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