ELA – December 11-15 & 18-20, 2017

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts
Grade Level7
Week #Q2 - Week 17 & 18
Unit of InstructionElements of a Short Story, Literary Terms & Grammar Review
Standard(s) Taught

 – Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text.
 – 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.
 – Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact.
 – Analyze how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by emphasizing different evidence or advancing different interpretations of facts.
 – Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
 – Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.
 – Distinguish among the connotations of words with similar denotations.
 – Explain the function of phrases and clauses in general and their function in specific sentences.
 – Use a comma to separate coordinating adjectives.
 – Choose language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely, recognizing and eliminating wordiness and redundancy.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will understand the following elements in a short story:
 – Plot
 – Character
 – Theme
 – Setting
 – Conflict
 – Rising Action
 – Falling Action
 – Exposition
 – Protagonist vs. Antagonist
 – Resolution
 – Point of View

Students will understand characterization:
 – Indirect Characterization (Other’s Reactions, Speech, Appearance, Private Thoughts, and Actions.)
 – Round Character/Flat Character
 – Dynamic Character
 – Static Character
 – Direct Characterization

Students will demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar.


Classroom Activities

Monday, December 11 – Elements of a Short Story
Tuesday, December 12 – Literary Terms, Nick Vujicic – Different on the Outside.  Comprehension Quiz:  Different on the Outside.
Wednesday, December 13 – Periods 1, 2, & 3 – Movie, Butterfly Circus / Periods 5, 6, & 7 – Free Read
Thursday, December 14 – Elements of a Short Story Diagram – Nick Vujicic videos and movie.
Friday, December 15 – Scholastic SCOPE Magazine
Monday, December 18 – Volusia County DIA
Tuesday, December 19 –  Spelling/Vocabulary Quiz/Grammar Review
Wednesday, December 20 – Periods 1, 2, & 3 – Kahoot / Periods 5, 6, & & – Free Reading, Macke-up Work, or Kahoot. (Grammar.)

Assignments Due

Tuesday, December 19 – Spelling/Vocabulary Quiz


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