Quarter 2 Week 3 October 29-November 2, 2018

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7th
Week #12
Unit of InstructionFinishing a novel, writing an informative essay, book reports, close reading, specific vocabulary and spelling
Standard(s) Taught

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.2.5 Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning.
LAFS.7.RL.2.6 Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.
LAFS.7.RL.3.7 Compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to its audio, filmed, staged, or multimedia version, analyzing the effects of techniques unique to
each medium (e.g., lighting, sound, color, or camera focus and angles in a film).
LAFS.7.RL.3.9 Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how
authors of fiction use or alter history.
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.1.1c Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion clarify the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.
LAFS.7.W.1.1d Establish and maintain a formal style.
LAFS.7.W.1.1e Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
LAFS.7.W.1.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

My students will learn specific vocabulary that has been taken from the articles they will read this week.

My students will finish the novel, Submerged.

My students will work on iReady lessons.

My students will close read two articles and read them aloud to parents at home. We will practice these in class and look for literary devices.

My students will work on their informative essays on The Lost Boys of Sudan.

Classroom Activities

Monday – Work on informative essay bodies and conclusions on The Lost Boys of the Sudan. Read Submerged.
Go over spelling and vocabulary words and definitions. Close read “Scramble to the Sea” for literary devices.
Homework – Read spelling and vocabulary words. Watch the Christmas Crab video that is on Classroom
Connect on the Ivy Hawn Web Site. Read “Scramble to the Sea” aloud slowly and with expression to your
parent. Parents should sign. Read your book report book 20 minutes before bedtime. We will present oral,
2-minute book reports on Thursday, November 1, and Friday, November 2. You must have finished your book.

_________________________________ Parent Signature

Tuesday – Work on informative essay bodies and conclusions on The Lost Boys of the Sudan. Read Submerged.
Close read “Down, Down Deep.” Look for literary devices
Homework – Read “Down, Down Deep” aloud slowly and with expression to your parent. Parent should sign. Watch video on indigo dyeing. Read your book report book 20 minutes before bedtime.

_________________________________Parent Signature

Wednesday – Independent reading. Work on iReady lessons. NO HOMEWORK!

Thursday – Oral book reports. Be ready to tell the plot of your book in two minutes. Kids will ask each other questions about the books. You must have read the ending of your book.
Homework – Study for spelling and vocabulary test. If you scored below 93% on last week’s spelling test, write each word 20 times each.

Friday – Spelling test. Vocabulary test. Oral book reports.

Assignments Due

indigo – the dark blue dye obtained from the indigo plant
mangroves – a tree or shrub that grows in chiefly tropical coastal swamps that are flooded at high tide. Mangroves typically have numerous tangled roots above ground and form dense thickets
burrows – a hole or tunnel dug by a small animal, especially a rabbit, as a dwelling
waning moon – a moon that is getting smaller every night
waxing moon – a moon that is getting bigger every night
trek – a long, arduous foot journey
nurturing – caring for and encouraging the growth of
naturalist – a person who studies or is an expert in natural history, especially a zoologist or botanist
phenomenon – something that exists and can be seen, felt, tasted, etc., especially something unusual or interesting
lagoon – a stretch of salt water separated from the sea by a low sandbank or coral reef
prickle – a feeling that doesn’t really hurt, but feels as if made by many tiny sharp points
skitter – move lightly and quickly or hurriedly as small animals or insects when they are trying to get away
periwinkles – small sea snails that can be eaten, found along the seashore
turquoise – a greenish-blue color of a semi-precious stone

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