|Unit of Instruction||We are reading a novel, The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain, working on iReady workbooks, and vocabulary from the novel.|
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.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
My students will read The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain.
My students will learn 12 vocabulary words that come from the novel we are reading. In addition to the 12 they will be tested on, they will learn many other words as we read aloud each day. After every 2-4 pages of text, I urge students to go back through the text and tell me words they do not know or words they cannot pronounce. I identify those on the spot. Students write down unfamiliar words on a 3 x 5 index card.
My students will spend time in independent reading for their next book report.
My students will play a vocabulary/novel detail game with colored balls and buckets.
My students will have a Town Hall Meeting to discuss facets of their lives such as accomplishments, vacations, competitions, etc.
My students will listen to each other in Town Hall Meeting and give appropriate responses and feedback to each other.
There will be a summative spelling test on Friday.
There will be a summative vocabulary test on Friday.
Our next book report will be March 13, which is a Wednesday.