Quarter 1 Week 8 September 30-October 3, 2019

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #8
Unit of InstructionPersuasive Speeches, Reading for Key Details, Reading Aloud, Silent Reading
Standard(s) Taught
LAFS.7.L.2.3a – Choose language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely, recognizing and eliminating wordiness and redundancy.
LAFS.7.L.3.4b – Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., belligerent, bellicose, rebel).
LAFS.7.SL.1.3 – Delineate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
LAFS.7.SL.2.4: Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, and
equate volume, and clear pronunciation.
LAFS.7.SL.2.5: Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and findings and emphasize salient points.

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.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 on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

My students will read aloud slowly and with expression.

My students listen to speeches and score their peers’ persuasive speeches.

My students will learn Latin Root Words, Spelling and Vocabulary.

My students will listen to “Paul Revere’s Ride” that we did not have time to listen to last week.

My students will choose books to read for their book reports that are due October 21, 2019

My students will be tested on Spelling and Vocabulary (summative).

Classroom Activities

Monday – First Book Report Due October 21. The book you choose must be one you have not read before or seen as a movie, and it must be approved by Dr. Forney in advance. Review Spelling and Vocabulary for the week. Listen “to Paul Revere’s Ride.” There will be two summative tests on Friday. Read aloud: Submerged.
Homework: Read silently for 20-30 minutes. Parents should sign.

Parent Signature________________________________________

Tuesday – Discuss the book you are reading. Be ready to tell a little of the action that is happening.
Read Submerged. Review spelling and vocabulary.
Homework – Read silently for 20-30 minutes. Parents should sign.

Parent Signature_______________________________________

Wednesday – Some kids will report to work on reading/writing skills with Mrs. Cornelius.
Independent Reading. iReady workbooks.
NO HOMEWORK

Thursday – DIA
Homework – Read silently for 20-30 minutes. Parents should sign.
Study spelling and vocabulary for tomorrow’s tests.

Parent Signature______________________________________

Friday – Spelling Test. Vocabulary Test. Finish DIA.
NO HOMEWORK

Parents,
Thank you to the parents who have sent in cash to help defray the costs of our classroom activities. What a help you are! These kids are worth it. It’s important to me to have a clean, inviting, spiffy classroom, fun
activities, and occasional snacks and drinks. I appreciate you so much.
Your students should be reading 20-30 minutes per night to be able to finish their books for their book reports, due October 21. Reading over the weekend is a good thing! Please encourage them to read and to tell you about the story they are reading. The more your read, the better your reading skills.

Assignments Due

Spelling and Vocabulary Words

Terra Firma – dry land, the ground, not of the sea or water
outburst – a sudden release of strong emotion
stymied – to have something stand in your way so you cannot proceed
reek – a foul smell
barrage – a huge number of artillery being loosed at once, something that overwhelms you
claustrophobic – having an extreme fear of confined places
tsunami- a giant wave caused by an earthquake
rage – extreme anger
mute – unable to make sound, temporarily speechless
gaping- a hole or wound that is wide open
transfixed- to be motionless with horror, wonder, or astonishment
jeopardize – to put in a place of danger or harm
ramifications – a consequence of an action or event, especially when complex or unwelcome

Additional Resources

Greek Root Definition Example
anthropo man; human; humanity anthropologist, philanthropy
auto self autobiography, automobile
bio life biology, biography
chron time chronological, chronic
dyna power dynamic, dynamite
dys bad; hard; unlucky dysfunctional, dyslexic
gram thing written epigram, telegram
graph writing graphic, phonograph
hetero different heteronym, heterogeneous
homo same homonym, homogenous

Student Name________________________________________
Title of Book________________________________________________________________
Number of Pages in Book from Beginning to End_________________
Author of Book________________________________________
Dr. Forney’s Approval___________________________________

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