Q2: Week 4 – November 4-8, 2019

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #13
Unit of InstructionArgumentative Essay & Author's Point of View and Purpose
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.7.RI.1.3: Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text.
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.L.3.5c: Distinguish among the connotations of words with similar denotations.
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.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Learning Targets:
 – Students will provide a statement of an author’s point of view in a text. 
 – Students will provide an analysis of how the author distinguishes his or her position.
 – Distinguish among the connotations of words with similar denotations.
 – Students will provide a statement of a theme or central idea of the text.
 – Students will provide a summary of the text. 

 

Classroom Activities

Monday, November 4th – VLT  (Volusia County Writing Exam – Argumentative Essay)
Tuesday, November 5th –  The Call of the Wild
Wednesday, November 6th – Florida Collections –  “Women in Aviation,” p. 43
Thursday, November 7th – IXL (Connotations & Denotations) & iReady
Friday, November 8th – Florida Collections – “The People Could Fly,” p. 63

Assignments Due

Friday, November 8th:
Florida Collections: (Students should finish in class.)
Analyzing the Text Questions 1, 2, 5, 6, p. 50
Analyzing the Text Questions 3 and 4, p. 50
Analyze Story Elements, p. 68
Summarizing Text Graphic Organizer, p. 68

Spelling/Vocabulary Quiz:

Dict = Say or Tell
Geo = Earth/Ground

Contradict
Dictation
Dictator
Predict
Verdict
Geographic
Geography
Geologist
Geology
Geoponics

The Call of the Wild Vocabulary:
Contemplation
Conspicuous
Submission
Astuteness
Insubordination

Additional Resources