ELA – January 8-12, 2018

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts
Grade Level7
Week #Q3 - Week 1
Unit of InstructionAnalyzing Text
Standard(s) Taught

 – Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact.
 – Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure contributes to its meaning.
 – Determine a 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.
 – 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.
 – Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.
 – Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
 – Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text. 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

 – Students will understand how particular elements of a story or drama interact.
 – Students will compare and contrast text to film.
 – Students will be able to explain how an author’s structure contributes to its meaning.
 – Students will review/master common misspelled words. 

Classroom Activities

Spelling and Vocabulary Daily
Monday, January 8 – “Sorry, Wrong Number,”  – short story.
Tuesday, January 9 – “Sorry, Wrong Number,”  – video.
Wednesday, January 10 – Periods 1, 2, & 3 –  “Sorry, Wrong Number” – Analyzing short story and video.  Periods 5, 6, & 7 – Sharing Literary Elements Short Story.
Thursday, January 11 – “Magic and the Brain,” – short story.
Friday, January 12 – “Magic and the Brain,”  – Analyze Structure – Text Features.  Summarize Text. 

Assignments Due

Each Friday – Spelling and Vocabulary Worksheet

Acceptable
Acquit
Believe
Changeable
Conscience
Embarrassment
Existence
Guarantee
Ignorance
Its

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