Quarter 2 Week 7 December 2, 2019

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #16
Unit of InstructionInformational Writing
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.
Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will work in four centers in small groups:

  1. Research Norman Rockwell, writing information about Norman Rockwell, and interpret verbally and in writing 17 Norman Rockwell illustrations.
  2. Watch a 12 minute 60 Minutes video on Derek Paravicini. Discuss the video in their small group. Writing about Derek Paravicini’s life.
  3. Work in a small group with Dr. Forney at the big table. Discuss and answer questions about the literature we are reading as a class.
  4. Do a Think Cerca assignment and get at least an 80% or 100%
Classroom Activities

Monday – This week we will work in smaller groups. Each class will have four groups: Magnificents, Paragons, Super Heroes, and Braniacs. There are no special ranks for any group. There will be four stations around the room. You will go to your assigned station and work for 20-25 minutes. At the sound of the tap bell, you’ll move to the next station. My goal is for each of you to go to every station today to see what it’s all about.

Tuesday – Work in small groups.
Homework – NO HOMEWORK

Wednesday – Independent reading (morning) Submerged in the afternoon
Homework – NO HOMEWORK

Thursday – Work in small groups
Homework – NO HOMEWORK

Friday -Work in small groups, play a learning game

We are trying a new small group system in our class this week. We have 4 stations where students will learn different skills to help with reading and writing. I think it will give kids a new perspective on learning in groups, on the computer, looking at a short film, researching Norman Rockwell, and interpreting illustrations by Norman Rockwell.

Assignments Due
Additional Resources

No homework this week. Yay!