Q2 – Week 2: October 22-26, 2018

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #11
Unit of InstructionElements of a Short Story
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.7.RL.1.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
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.2.5 Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning. 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.RL.3.9 Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

 – Students will provide an analysis of 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. 
 – Students will provide an analysis of how particular elements of a story or drama interact.
 – Students will be able to identify and share the meaning of the following:  
Plot, Character, Theme, Setting, Conflict, Protagonist, Antagonist, Round Character, Flat Character, Static Character, Direct/Indirect Characterization, and Dynamic Character.

Classroom Activities

Monday, October 22 – Finish editing argument essay.  iReady & IXL exercises.
Students will create an interactive vocabulary notebook.
Tuesday, October 23 – PPT – Plot, Character, Setting, Theme, and Conflict.
Plot Diagram:  Exposition, Rising Action, Climax/Turning Point, Falling Action, and Resolution.  Short story – The Three Little Pigs – Complete the plot diagram.
Wednesday, October 24 – Periods 1, 2, & 3 – Novel Study:  Call of the Wild (Quiz)
Periods 5, 6, & 7 – iReady
Thursday, October 25 – Indirect/Direct Characterization
Types of Conflict – Disney movies
Friday, October 26 – Finish elements of fiction and read about Nick Vujicic

Assignments Due

Friday, October 25 – Revised Argument Essay Due
Spelling/Vocabulary Test
IXL – Prefixes/Suffixes P.5-8

Students will see how the Greek and Latin roots impact the English language.  Students will have to know how to spell the word and show understanding of the definition.

Greek & Latin roots practice:
Dict – Say or Tell
Dictator, Verdict, Dictation, Predict, & Contradict

Graph – Write
Autograph, Telegraph, Paragraph, Graphite, & Graffiti

Aud/Audi – Hear
Audible, Audience, Audio, Audition, & Auditorium

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