Quarter 3 Week 7 February 19 – 22, 2019

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #25
Unit of InstructionReading a novel, The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain, iReady, and Vocabulary
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.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

colander – a perforated bowl used to strain off liquid from food, especially after cooking.
tongs -a tool used for picking things up without touching them, consisting of two slats or grips hinged at the end or in the middle
spider– a type of skimmer prevalent in East Asian cuisine in the form of a wide shallow wire-mesh basket with a long handle, used for removing hot food from a liquid or skimming foam off when making broths.
meat tenderizer – a tool used to tenderize slabs of meat in preparation for cooking
whisk – a utensil for whipping eggs or cream
zester – a kitchen utensil for removing fine shreds of zest from citrus fruit
spatula – an implement with a broad, flat, blunt blade, used for mixing and spreading things, especially in cooking
pancake turner – a tool used to flip pancakes
lemon squeezer – a kitchen device used to squeeze lemons directly onto the food
grater – a device having a surface covered with holes used for grating cheese and other foods.
egg slicer – a tool used to slice peeled, hard-boiled eggs quickly and evenly, having a slotted dish for holding the egg and a hinged plate of wires or blades
sifter – a tool used to separate and break up clumps in dry ingredients such as flour, sugar, or salt
candy thermometer – a thermometer used to measure the temperature and stage of a cooking sugar solution.
slotted spoon – a large spoon with slots or holes for draining liquid from food
ladle – a large long-handled spoon with a cup-shaped bowl, used for serving soup, stew, sauce, or gravy
Cajun roux spoon – a simple tool used for stirring sauces with a wide blunt end to keep the roux moving around the skillet preventing it from burning
trivet – a small plate placed under a hot serving dish to protect a table.
oven mitt – an insulated glove usually worn in the kitchen to easily protect the wearer’s hand from hot objects
measuring cups – a cup marked in graded amounts, used for measuring ingredients in cooking
measuring spoons– a spoon used to measure an amount of an ingredient, either liquid or dry, when cooking.
biscuit cutter – a tool to cut out cookie/biscuit dough in a particular shape
spaghetti server – a tool used to remove long spaghetti noodles from a pot of boiling water
ice cream scoop – A tool used to form ice cream into a slightly rounded or a well-rounded ball
scraper/chopper – a flat tool with a handle on top used to work with pastry or meats
pastry blender – a cooking utensil used to mix a hard (solid) fat into flour in order to make pastries. The tool is usually made of narrow metal strips or wires attached to a handle, and is used by pressing down on the items to be mixed (known as “cutting in”).

Classroom Activities

My students will zest lemons.

My students will squeeze lemons.

My students will eat lemon drops.

My students will read The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain.

My students will complete two lessons in their iReady workbooks that correspond to the novel they are reading. The literature pieces are taken from Little Women, where Jo cuts her hair and sells it for $25 so mother can purchase a train ticket to go see their ill father in the war, and where Travis Lark cuts his hair to replace the hair on Teddy’s china doll. The other piece of corresponding literature is The Ransom of Red Chief, which makes an important reference to The Pirates of Penzance. In The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain, Teddy, Miss Melman, and Mama go to see the production of The Pirates of Penzance.

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