ELA – March 5-8, 2018

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts
Grade Level7
Week #Q3 - Week 9
Unit of InstructionFluency & Comprehension
Standard(s) Taught

 – 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 a theme or the central ideas of an informational text.
 – Analyze the development of a theme or central idea throughout the text.
 – Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text.
 – Analyze the organization of an informational text (including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas).

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Fluency – Students will understand the definition of fluency.  (Ability to read like you speak.)
Students will understand the three key elements of fluency:  Accurate reading of connected text at a conversation rate with appropriate prosody or expression. 
Students will understand that fluency is a critical building block in reading.
Students will understand that fluency will directly impact their comprehension.

Reading Comprehension – Students will understand that the main idea is the most important part of the story, the main idea helps readers understand what the story is mainly about, students will look at tittles and pictures, students will look at the first or last sentence to uncover the main idea, and students will look for clue words that are used repeatedly.  

Classroom Activities

Monday, March 5 – Writing FSA  
Tuesday, March 6 –  Reading Fluency (Read Naturally) & Comprehension (ThinkCERCA)
Grab Bag Activity (Guessing what the main idea of the items in my bag are and then showing them that the items are the supporting details.)
Wednesday, March 7 – Periods 1, 2, & 3 – Critical Thinking (NearPod)
Periods 5, 6, & 7 – Complete Book Reports
Thursday, March 8 – Volusia County DIA – Reading
Friday, March 9 – Spring Break

Assignments Due

Monday, March 5th – Book Report Due

No spelling homework or test. 

Have a safe and enjoyable Spring Break!

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