Quarter 1 Week 9 October 7-11, 2019

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #9
Unit of InstructionInformational Essay Writing, Reading for Details, Run on Sentences, iReady Workbooks
Standard(s) Taught
LAFS.7.W.1.1 – Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
LAFS.7.W.1.1a – Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.

LAFS.7.W.1.1b – Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
LAFS.7.W.2.5 – With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.
LAFS.7.RI.3.8: Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

My students will watch videos about The Lost Boys of Sudan.

My students will research The Lost Boys of Sudan online.

My students will plan an outline for writing an informative essay.

My students, through my guidance, will write an essay about The Lost Boys.

My students will continue to read our novel, Submerged.

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

Classroom Activities

Monday – Review Spelling and Vocabulary for the week. There will be two summative tests on Friday. Read aloud: Submerged. Watch video on The Lost Boys of Sudan.
Homework: Read silently for 20-30 minutes. Parents should sign.

Parent Signature________________________________________

Tuesday – Research The Lost Boys of Sudan on the Internet. 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.

Thursday – Organize an outline for The Lost Boys Essay. Discuss and demonstrate good writing.
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.

We are digging in deep in learning to write information-filled, mature, and creative essays this week. This week is also the end of the first quarter of your child’s 7th grade year. I love teaching these kids. They are eager to learn and challenge me as their teacher. My goals are for them to learn to read for comprehension and details and to write and become good communicators.

Assignments Due

brutal – savagely violent
crowbar – an iron bar with a flattened end, used as a lever
advantage – a condition or circumstance that puts one in a favorable or superior position
devices – a thing made for a particular purpose, especially a piece of mechanical or electronic equipment
awkward – causing or feeling embarrassment or inconvenience
abandoned – having been left or cast away
urgent – requiring immediate action or attention
revved up – an informal way of saying stirred up with emotion or action
maintenance – taking care of something to keep it in good order
vantage point – a place where you have the best view of something
mentor – an experienced and trusted adviser
protocol – the official, specific way to do something
in the weeds – an informal way of saying you are overwhelmed and too busy
tether – tie something with rope or chain so it cannot get away
zoned in – carefully focused on a person, situation, or an object

Greek Root Words for Advanced English

hydr water hydration, dehydrate
hyper over; above; beyond hyperactive, hyperbole
hypo below; beneath hypothermia, hypothetical
logy study of biology, psychology
meter/metr measure thermometer, perimeter
micro small microbe, microscope
mis/miso hate misanthrope, misogyny
mono one monologue, monotonous
morph form; shape morphology, morphing

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