Q2: Week 2 – October 21-25, 2019

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #11
Unit of InstructionAnalyzing 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

Learning Targets:
 – 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. 

Classroom Activities

Monday, October 21st – Finish unit on Nick Vujicic
Butterfly Circus Plot Diagram
Tuesday, October 22nd – The Call of the Wild
Wednesday, October 23rd –  Text Set: Covering Issues in the News, p. 19
“Parents of Rescued Teenage…,” p. 20
“Ship of Fools,” p. 24
Thursday, October 24th – Media Clip: “Was Abby Too Young to Sail?” p. 28
Comprehension quiz over text set.
Friday, October 25th – Close Reader & iReady/IXL

Assignments Due

Monday, October 21st – Literary Elements Story Due
Friday, October 25th – Spelling/Vocabulary Test

Chron – Time
Cred – Believe

Chronic
Chronicle
Chronological
Chronometer
Synchronize
Credential
Credible
Creditor
Creed
Incredulous

Vocabulary – Call of the Wild
Eloquent
Consignment
Metamorphosed
Treachery
Impartial

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