Quarter 3 Week 9 March 4 – 8, 2019

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #26
Unit of InstructionInformational Essay Writing, VLT, Vocabulary, Novel Reading
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.7.W.1.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. LAFS.7.W.2.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. 
LAFS.7.W.3.9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. 
LAFS.7.RI.1.3: Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text. 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

yellow fever – a tropical viral disease affecting the liver and kidneys, causing fever and jaundice and often fatal. It is transmitted by mosquitoes.
pallet – a crude or makeshift bed for the floor or ground
broth – soup consisting of meat or vegetable chunks, and often rice, cooked in stock
nonsense – foolish or unacceptable behavior
quarantine – a state, period, or place of isolation in which people or animals that have arrived from elsewhere or been exposed to infectious or contagious disease are placed.
skillet – an iron, black frying pan
jaundice – a medical condition with yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes
hammock – a bed made of canvas or of rope mesh and suspended by cords at the ends, used as garden furniture or on board a ship.
palmetto frond – a big, fan-like leaf of a palm tree
expired – died
spring – a fresh water flow where an underwater aquifer pushes water up through limestone. A spring remains at 72 degrees year-round.
limestone – is a carbonate sedimentary rock that is often composed of the skeletal fragments of marine organisms such as coral and mollusks.
cardinal -a New World songbird of the bunting family, with a stout bill and typically with a conspicuous crest. The male is partly or mostly red in color. The female is a soft brown.
quack – a person who pretends to be a doctor
elixir – a medicinal solution usually made with alcohol as a preservative. Elixirs are taken internally, such as a cough medicine.
inscribed – etched or marked with characters, letters, or designs

Classroom Activities

Monday – Vocabulary, iReady, informative essay writing, Teddy Bodain.
Homework – Read aloud the magazine article for tonight to your parent. Read slowly with expression. Have your parent sign. Read your book report book for 20 minutes. Your book report is due Wednesday, March 13. Study your vocabulary words and definitions.

Parent Signature_____________________________________

Tuesday – Vocabulary, iReady, informative essay writing, Teddy Bodain.
Homework – Write your informative essay. Study your vocabulary words and definitions. Read your book.

Wednesday – Independent reading. Work on informative essay and citing. NO HOMEWORK!

Thursday – Town Hall Meeting. Review vocabulary. Review informative essays,
Grammar review run-on sentences, and how and when to use I and me.
Homework – Study for vocabulary test. Make sure you are reading/finishing your book report book.

Friday – Vocabulary test. Informative essays. Teddy Bodain (as time permits).

Extra Credit – Watch all of the videos for this week (Classroom Connect) on You Tube.

Parent Signature _____________________________________

Assignments Due
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