ELA – October 2-6, 2017

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts
Grade Level7
Week #Q1 - Week 7
Unit of InstructionNovel Study - THE CALL OF THE WILD
Standard(s) Taught

 – Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
 – 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 (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
 – Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
 – Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.
 – 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 (e.g., lighting, sound, color, or camera focus and angles in a film). 
 – Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.
 – Follow rules for collegial discussions, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.
 – Pose questions that elicit elaboration and respond to others’ questions and comments with relevant observations and ideas that bring the discussion back on topic as needed. 
– Acknowledge new information expressed by others and, when warranted, modify their own views.
 – Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

 – Students will compare and contrast a written story to its filmed version.
 – Students will determine theme.
 – Students will analyze elements of a story.
 – Students will engage in collegial discussions. 

Classroom Activities

October 2-5:  Students will complete the novel The Call of the Wild.  The novel will be read in class.  By Thursday, Friday at the latest, students will watch the movie The Call of the Wild.  Classroom activities include silent reading, group reading, instructor modeling, and Amazon Audible. Students will complete two worksheets.  Worksheet #1 – The Five Senses.  Charting accordingly throughout each chapter of the book.  Worksheet #2 – Comparing the book to the movie.  

Assignments Due

Friday, October 6 – Close Reader, Pages 77-82.
Please check Gradebook.  Please utilize this week to complete missing assignments. 

Additional Resources