September 25 – 29, 2017

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7th
Week #7
Unit of InstructionSpelling, Vocabulary, Reading, Writing, Listening, Acting, and Speaking
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.7.RL.2.4, LAFS.7.RI.2.4,  Determine the meaning of words in text

LAFS.7.W.1.2d, LAFS.7.W.1.3d Use precise language and vocabulary

LAFS.7.SL.1.1, LAFS.7.SL.1.1 Participate in discussions, come prepared to discuss after reading

LAFS.7.SL.1.1b Follow the rules of speaking and listening in a group

Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says

Provide an objective summary of the text.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

My students will learn to discuss important topics and listen to others discuss.

My students will learn to read silently looking for key details and reasons.

My students will learn to find evidence in the texts they read.

My students will practice reading aloud and comprehend what they have read.

My students will learn new words, definitions, and spellings.

My students will complete several THINK CERCA assignments with a passing score of 80% or higher.

My students will read reader’s theater, play different roles, and answer questions to prove they have found and understand key details and reasons. 

My students will begin to write an essay based on evidence in several texts and videos.

Classroom Activities


  1. We will engage in Town Hall Meetings most days at the beginning of class..
  2. We will read reader’s theater plays from the book, Writing Camp.
  3. We will learn spelling and vocabulary words and take a test on them on Friday.
  4. We will read selections from Think Cerca.
  5. We will begin writing an essay based on evidence from several texts.
Assignments Due

Spelling and Vocabulary

1. pride – a group of mountain lions
2. demerits – negative points given to campers who break the rules
3. inspection – a check to make sure everything is in order
4. night security – adults who watch over the camp all night long to keep kids safe
5. disgusting – gross or repulsive
6. satisfaction – the payment of a debt, or a good feeling that your expectations have been met
7. lurking – hiding, keeping out of sight
8. special forces – highly talented military units trained to conduct secret operations
9. archery – the sport of shooting targets with a bow and arrows
10. picturesque – beautiful, colorful, gorgeous
11. showstopper – a performance that receives loud, long applause from the audience
12. competitors – individuals who are competing against each other
13. alternate – take turns
14. silhouette – a solid outline of a person, plant, animal, object, etc.
15. mascot – an animal, object, or symbol that represents a group of people

Additional Resources

Monday – Short Town Hall Meeting, reader’s theater, THINK CERCA
HOMEWORK – Read aloud “An Amazing Couple” to your parent. Parent should sign.
Tuesday – Short Town Hall Meeting, reader’s theater, THINK CERCA, writing
HOMEWORK – Read aloud “Fidget Spinners” to a parent. Parent should sign.
Wednesday – Independent reading, choose a book for your next book report. Make up work. Review Spelling and Vocabulary, Reader’s Theater, writing
HOMEWORK – Read aloud “Flower Girl” to your parent. Parent should sign.
Thursday – Short Town Hall Meeting, cursive writing, reader’s theater, Review Spelling and Vocabulary
HOMEWORK – Write Spelling Words 10x each. (If you got 100% on both spelling and vocabulary on last week’s tests, you don’t have to write the words.) Study vocabulary definitions! Parents should sign.
Friday – SPELLING and VOCABULARY TEST, writing