Quarter 3 Week 2 January 13 – 17, 2020

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #20
Unit of InstructionPreparing for FSA Reading, Comprehension of Details, High Order Vocabulary, Reading Submerged or Hatchet
Standard(s) Taught

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.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

My students will work on comprehension in both nonfiction, informational texts and literature.

My students will work on high order vocabulary.

My students will work in teams to research specific topics and subjects.

My students will read aloud novels such as Submerged and Hatchet.

Classroom Activities
Assignments Due

mandatory (adj) – required by law or rules: It was mandatory to turn in our dancing costumes today.
addict (n) – a person who is addicted to a substance, drug, electronic game or device, or other action: My friend and I are addicts when it comes to playing Fortnite because that’s all we want to do.
copious (adj) – abundant, lots of (often used with amounts: copious amounts): When I accidentally cut my finger with a razor blade, there were copious amounts of blood in the sink and the floor.
mitigate (v) – make less severe, serious, or painful: The medicine the doctor prescribed helped mitigate the pain so I could sleep.
adequate (adj) – enough, satisfactory, sufficient: I made sure we had adequate bottles of drinking water for each person before we started on our hike because it was a hot, humid day.
correspond (v) – communicate by exchanging letters: During the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln would often correspond with Ulysses S. Grant, his leading general, for news of how the battles were going.
naive (adj) – innocent, new on the job, showing a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment: On the oil drilling rig, naive roughnecks, new to the job, have to wear red coveralls for the first six months.
admonish (v) – warn or reprimand someone firmly: For the third time, the teacher had to admonish students to pay attention to what she was teaching.
dawdle (v) – waste time, be slow: When her mother wasn’t looking, Jana would dawdle and waste time, making her chores last three times longer than they needed to be.
narrate (v) – give a spoken or written account of something: Tyler was asked to narrate the PowerPoint presentation the class had put together on Norman Rockwell, the painter and illustrator.
affiliation (n) – officially belonging to or connected to an organization: Sandrita had a close affiliation with her dance studio and fellow dancers.
deceitful (adj) – dishonest, untruthful: Carlos was deceitful when he took money from his sister’s piggybank without asking.
necessity (n) – a thing that is absolutely needed: Mosquito spray is an important necessity when going fishing in the early morning or evening, believe me!
agitate (v) – make trouble, stir up, or disturb: I didn’t want to agitate my grandmother while she was napping, so I tip-toed out the back door.

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