LAFS.7.RI.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.RI.1.2 Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
LAFS.7.RI.1.3 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).
LAFS.7.RI.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact
of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
LAFS.7.RI.2.5 Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.
LAFS.7.RI.2.6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.
LAFS.7.RI.3.7 Compare and contrast a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of the text, analyzing each medium’s portrayal of the subject (e.g., how the
delivery of a speech affects the impact of the words).
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.
LAFS.7.W.1.1c Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion clarify the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.
Students will work from an agenda to complete all assignments and a few extra “fun” assignments. One of their stations will be a 20 minute session with the teacher, Dr. Forney, at the large table. As students enter the room each day, they will have to read aloud one of the 14 high order words I will be teaching to get in the door. This fun activity will reinforce sounding out words they do not know and learning the meanings and spellings of these words. The words were chosen from: https://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/academic-vocabulary-words-for-seventh-graders/
abdicate (v) – to give up a position, responsibility, or duty
connotation (n) – an idea or feeling that a word has a hidden meaning the way it was said
legendary (adj) – remarkable enough to be famous or very well-known
abrasive (adj) – showing little concern for the feelings of others; a harsh or rude personality
consecutive (adj) – following continuously
liaison (n) – a close working relationship between people or organizations
abruptly (adv) – suddenly or unexpectedly, with a rude or curt manner
irrelevant (adj) – not on topic, not important at this time, trivial
libel (n) – a published false statement that is damaging to a person’s reputation
acknowledge (v) – recognize, believe, or pay attention to; realize the importance of
consult (v) – to seek information or advice from
ludicrous (adj) – so foolish, unreasonable, or out of place as to be amusing; ridiculous
acquire (v) – to buy or obtain, learn or develop
contrast (n) – to differ strikingly, an amazing difference when comparing two things
Greek Root Words Review
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 dysfunctional, dyslexic
gram thing written epigram, telegram, lettergram
graph writing graphic, phonograph
hetero different heteronym, heterogeneous
homo same homonym, homogenous
Monday – Where does chocolate come from? How is it made? Today we will find out! Introduce Spelling and Vocabulary for the week. You will be tested on these on Friday. Think Cerca – Evidence Lesson. You must make an 80% or 100% or repeat the lesson. Do your best the first time and prove the answers.
Homework: Write sentences using vocabulary words 1-7. Sentences should show that you understand the meaning of the word and have used it correctly. Parents should sign.
Tuesday – Check Homework. Think Cerca – Explicit and Inferred Information. Review spelling and vocabulary.
Homework – Write sentences using vocabulary words 8-14. Sentences should show that you understand the meaning of the word and have used it correctly. Parents should sign.
Wednesday – Some kids will report to work on reading/writing skills with Mrs. Cornelius. Others will work on iReady on the computers. Others will work with Dr. Forney on iReady workbooks.
Afternoon classes: Independent Reading: Choose a book! New Book Report Due January 31. 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. You will also turn in your homework sentences.
Thursday – Review spelling and vocabulary. Think Cerca – Central Ideas. You must get and 80% or 100%. Complete any assignments you have not finished.
Homework – Read book report book for 20-30 minutes. Study spelling and vocabulary for tomorrow’s tests. Parents should sign.
Friday – Spelling Test. Vocabulary Test. Review. Learning Games.
Happy New Year! I missed the kids over the holiday break and am happy to see their faces once again. One full semester is in the books, one more to go. Please keep up with your child’s grades on Gradebook. Encourage them not to fall behind. My lesson plans are on Classroom Connect on the Ivy Hawn School web site.