Q3: Week 7 – February 17 – 21, 2020

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #25
Unit of InstructionPoetry & Theme
Standard(s) Taught

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.
Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
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.
Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning.

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.

Classroom Activities

Monday, February 17th – No School
Tuesday, February 18th –  Poetry Packet:  Cinquian, Diamante, Haiku, Tanka, Bio Poem, Pensee, Acrostic, and Limerick.
Wednesday, February 19th –  1, 2, & 3 = Novel Study and 5, 6, & 7 = Determining Theme (LAFS)
Thursday, February 20th – Poetry Packet
Friday, February 21st –  IXL, LAFS – Analyzing Structure of a Poem

Assignments Due

Students should be working on sentences for the most commonly misspelled and misused words in middle school. (Due March 9th & test.)
Students should be studying prefixes & suffixes. (Test March 9th.)
Novel of Choice – Quarterly Book Report Due March 9th

Uni/Mono = One
Bi/Di = Two
Tri = Three
Quad/Tetra = Four
Quint/Penta = Five
Sex/Hex = Six
Sept/Hept = Seven
Oct = Eight
Non/Ennea = Nine
Dec = Ten

Non = Not  (Nonfat)
Ir = Not (Irrelevant)
In = Not (Incorrect)
Im = Not (Immature
Il = Not (Illiteracy)

Dis = Not, Opposite Of (Disapprove)
Anti = Against  (Antibiotic)
De = Opposite From, Away  (Decrease)
Counter = Opposite  (Counteract)
Contra = Against (Contradict)

Pre = Before  (Prefix)
Fore = Before (Forecast)
Ante = Before (Antecessor)
Post = After  (Postpone)

Ance or ence = State or Quality  (Resistance or consequence)
Er, Or, Ian, or Ist = Person Who (Collector, Traveler, Physician, Pianist)
Arium or Orium = Place Where (Planetarium, Auditorium)
Ment = Result (Settlement)
Ology or Ologist = Study of or Person who Studies  (Psychology, Archaeologist)
Ness = State or Condition  (Forgiveness)
Phobia or Phobe  = Fear (Claustrophobia, Xenophobe)

Able or Ible = Can be done  (Available, Visible)
Ish = Having Character Of (Sluggish)
Ic = Quality or Relation (Generic)
Ive = Having Nature Of (Festive)
Ous = Having Quality Of (Adventurous)
Ly = Like (Friendly)

Ate or Ify = Cause (to be)  (Manipulate, Intensify)
En = Cause to Become  (Lengthen)
Ize = Cause  (Moisturize)
Ward or Wise = In a Direction or Manner or With Regard To (Wayward, Timewise)
Ly = In the Manner Of (Particularly)

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