Q1 – Week 6: September 18-21, 2018

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #6
Unit of InstructionDetermening Theme in Literary Work
Standard(s) Taught

 – Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.
 – Analyze how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by emphasizing different evidence or advancing different interpretations of facts.
 – 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.
 – 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 on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

 – Students will provide a statement of a theme or central idea of the text.
 – Students will provide an analysis of the development of the theme over the course of the text. 
 – Students will provide the meaning of words and/or phrases as they are used in a text., including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
 – Students will provide an analysis of how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by emphasizing different evidence. 
 – Students will provide an analysis of how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by advancing different interpretation of facts. 

Classroom Activities

Monday, September 17 – Teacher Duty Day – No School
Tuesday, September 18 – IReady Diagnostic (FSA) & Your World  – Determining Meaning
Wednesday, September 19 – Periods 1, 2, & 3 – Greek & Latin Roots Level One Test
Periods 5, 6, & 7 – Novel Study
Thursday, September 20 – The Triangle Factory Fire & The Story of the Triangle Factory Fire
Compare Anchor Texts:  Flesh & Blood So Cheap
Friday, September 21 – Determining words and meanings that are used in text. Level 2 – Greek and Latin Roots. 

Assignments Due

Wednesday, September 19 – Greek & Latin Roots Test
Friday, September 21 – Page 107-112 (Close Reader)

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