Q3 – Week 4: January 28 – February 1, 2019

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #23
Unit of InstructionCivil Rights & Informational Texts
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.7.RI.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.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.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
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.RI.3.7 Compare and contrast a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of the text, analyzing each medium’s portrayal of the subject (e.g., how the delivery of a speech affects the impact of the words).
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. 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Learning Targets:
 – Students will provide a statement of a theme or central idea of the text.
 – Students will provide an analysis of the development of the theme over the course of the text.  – Students will provide the meaning of words and/or phrases as they are used in a text., including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
 – Students will provide a statement of an author’s point of view in a text.
 – Students will provide a statement of an author’s purpose in a text. 

Classroom Activities

Monday, January 28 – Paired Texts:  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr & Harriet Tubman
Tuesday, January 29 –  iReady & Readers Theatre:  The Fight for What’s Right
Sylvia Mendez – The Girl who Changed America
Wednesday, January 30 –  Periods 1, 2, & 3 = The True Story of Harriet Tubman and The Underground Railroad.  Periods 5, 6, & 7 = Novel Study
Thursday, January 31 –  Continuation – Harriet Tubman and The Underground Railroad.  
Readers Theatre – The incredible true story of Frederick Douglass.  “I Would Rather Die.”
Friday, February 1 – Nonfiction:  Slave. Warrior. Hero
In the dead of the night, right under the noses of his enemies, one fearless man risked everything to reach freedom. 

Assignments Due

Monday, January 28 – Informative Essay & Parent Signature Page Due
Friday, February 1 – Spelling/Vocabulary Test

Abolition
Abolitionist
Bondage
Bounty
Evade
Fugitive
Liberate
Lucrative
Plantation
Amass
Impudent
Infraction
Linger
Plight
Relentless

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