Q1 – Week 9: October 8-12, 2018

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #9
Unit of InstructionAnalyzing the Media
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.7.RI.1.2: 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.
LAFS.7.RI.2.5: Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.
LAFS.7.RI.3.8: Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.
LAFS.7.RI.3.9: 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.
LAFS.7.SL.1.2: 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.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

 – 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 interpretations of facts.  
 – Students will provide an analysis of how particular elements of a story or drama interact. 

Classroom Activities

Monday, October 8 – Florida Collections:  “Parents of Rescued Teenage Sailor Abby Sunderland Accused of Risking Her Life.” & “Ship of Fools.” 
Tuesday, October 9 – Florida Collections:  “Was Abby Too Young to Sail?”
Analyze Ideas in Diverse Media
Wednesday, October 10 – Periods 1, 2, & 3 – Class novel Call of the Wild.
Periods 5, 6, & 7 – IReady
Thursday, October 11 – Florida Collections:  Finding Your Everest
Friday, October 12 – Rogue Wave – Short Story by Theodore Taylor
Analyzing Story Elements

Assignments Due

Monday, October 8 – Greek & Latin Roots  – Level 3 Quiz
Wednesday, October 10 – Last chance for retakes.
Thursday, October 11 – Summative of Greek & Latin roots. Level 1, 2, & 3

1st quarter ends on Friday, October 12th!

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