Q2 – Week 3: October 29 – November 2, 2018

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #12
Unit of InstructionAnalyzing Story Elements
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.
LAFS.7.RL.2.6 – Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.

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 simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification, and end rhyme.
Students will review novel study vocabulary and read The Call of the Wild.

Classroom Activities

Monday, October 29 – Nick Vujicic – The Butterfly Circus
Plot Diagram
Tuesday, October 30 – Rotation Stations:
IXL – Reading Strategies
iReady
Ready Florida LAFS – Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
Wednesday, October 31 – Halloween Fun:  History of Halloween & Halloween Story Incorporating:  Simile, Metaphor, Hyperbole, Personification, and a four-line rhyming poem.
Thursday, November 1 – Finish Halloween Story & The Call of the Wild Vocabulary
Friday, November 2 – The Call of the Wild Novel Study

Assignments Due

Monday, October 29 – Characterization Quiz
Friday, November 2 – Spelling & Vocabulary Test

The Call of the Wild Vocabulary/Spelling:
1. Primordial
2. Contemplation
3. Astuteness
4. Conspicuous
5. Defiance
6. Recuperate
7. Deteriorate
8. Jubilant
9. Comply
10. Solidarity
11. Monotonous
12. Resiliency
13. Perpetual
14. Lugubriously
15. Potent

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