ELA – Oct. 30 – Nov. 3, 2017

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts
Grade Level7
Week #Q2 - Week 11
Unit of InstructionShort Stories
Standard(s) Taught

• Cite text-based evidence that provides the strongest support for my analysis of literary text.
• Analyze how specific dialogue or incidents in a plot propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision. 
• Analyze the development of a theme or central idea throughout the text (including its relationship to supporting ideas). 
• Analyze the connections and distinctions between individuals, ideas or events in a text.
• Determine the meaning of words and phrases in text (figurative, connotative, and technical meanings). 
• Use a variety of strategies to determine the meaning of unknown words or phrases.  

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

 – Students will cite several pieces of text-based evidence to support an analysis of literary text.  – Students will analyze the interaction of literary elements of a story or drama.
 – Students will use a variety of strategies to determine the meaning of unknown words or phrases.
 – Students will effectively engage in discussions with diverse partners about seventh-grade topics, texts, and issues.
  – Students will use evidence from literature to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Classroom Activities

Monday, October 30 – Volusia Literacy Test 1:  Argumentative Writing
Tuesday, October 31 – Students will read The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
Wednesday, November 1 – Students will read The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe.  Students will watch a short film on The Tell-Tale Heart.
Thursday, November 2 – Students will follow along as The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (Mark Twain) is played on Audible.  Students will read The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant.
Friday, November 3 – Students will watch The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and complete a Venn diagram. 

Assignments Due

Friday, November 3 – ThinkCERCA.  Explicit and Inferred Information in Informational Texts.


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