Q2: Week 1 – October 14-18, 2019

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #10
Unit of InstructionElements of a Short Story
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.7.RL.1.2 – 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.
LAFS.7.RL.1.3 – Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
LAFS.7.RL.2.4  – 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.
LAFS.7.RL.2.6  – Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.
LAFS.7.RL.3.7  – 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).
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.1.3  – Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).
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.2.6 – 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. 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will analyze the plot structure:  Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, & Resolution.
Students will analyze literature:  Main Idea, Theme, Author’s Purpose, and Author’s Tone.
Students will write a short story incorporating multiple literary devices.
Students will review novel study vocabulary and read The Call of the Wild.

Classroom Activities

Monday, October 14th – No School.  (Teacher Duty Day.)
Tuesday, October 15th – Writing of the Literary Elements Short Story
History of the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897
Wednesday, October 16th – Call of the Wild
Thursday, October 17th – Nick Vuijic – Short Play/iReady
Friday, October 18th – Nick Vuijic – Butterfly Circus (Plot Diagram)


Assignments Due

Chapter 1 Questions – Call of the Wild
Friday, October 18th – Spelling/Vocabulary Test
Literary Elements Short Story Due

Bene, Bon = Good/Well
Bio = Life



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