ELA – February 5-9, 2018

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts
Grade Level7
Week #Q3 - Week 5
Unit of InstructionAnalyzing Text/Literary Analysis/Grammar
Standard(s) Taught

 – Determine theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
 – Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact.
 – Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings.
 – Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure contributes to its meaning. 
– Compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to its audio, filmed, staged, or multimedia version, analyzing the effects of techniques unique to each medium.
 – Write a character analysis to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

 – Students will cover indirect characterization techniques (appearance, speech, actions, private thoughts, other’s reactions) and key terms: protagonist, antagonist, round character, flat character, dynamic character, and static character.
 – Students will create a figurative language book.
 – Students will review:  spelling and punctuation, coordinate adjectives, dangling modifiers, relative pronouns, misplaced modifiers, and gerund phrases.
 – Students will know how to write a character analysis.
 – Students will view grammar fails in the real world. 

Classroom Activities

Monday, February 5 – Figurative Language Books & Character Analysis PowerPoint
Tuesday, February 6 – “Heartbeat”, Short Story by David Yoo & “The Monsters are due on Maple Street.” 
Wednesday, February 7 – Periods 1, 2, & 3, – Movie – The Monsters are due on Maple Street
Periods 5, 6, & 7 – Novel Study
Thursday, February 8 – Character Analysis Writing
Friday, February 9 – Real world grammar fails and grammar task cards 

Assignments Due

Friday, February 9 – Spelling homework and spelling test.
Sunday, February 11 – Tweentribune articles.

Commonly Misspelled/Misused Middle School Words:

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