Q2 – Week 6: November 26 – 30, 2018

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #16
Unit of InstructionDevelopment of Ideas in Informative Text
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.L.3.4b: Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

 – Students will provide a statement of the central ideas of a text.
 – Students will provide an analysis of the development of central ideas over the course of the      text.
 – Students will provide an objective summary of a text.

Classroom Activities

Monday, November 26 – IXL & iReady 
Tuesday, November 27 – SCOPE – The Language Arts Magazine
Wednesday, November 28 – 1, 2, & 3 – Retakes and Novel Study – Novel of Choice
Periods 5, 6, & 7 – The Power of Illusion
Thursday, November 29 – Text: “Magic and the Brain,” p. 77
Video – Stephen Cohen:  Lost Magic Decoded
Friday, November 30 – Close Reader:  Pages:  31-34 Optical Illusions – Models and Experiments

Assignments Due

Friday, November 30 – Spelling/Vocabulary Test
IXL – E: 1-7
(E 1, 2, & 3 – Students should finish in class.)

Spelling/Vocabulary:

Cred = Believe
Credential
Credible
Creditor
Creed
Incredulous

Grad = Step
Degrade
Gradual
Graduate
Progressive
Regress

Geo = Earth/Ground
Geographic
Geography
Geologist
Geoponics
Geothermal

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