Q3 – Week 8: February 25 – March 1, 2019


TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #25
Unit of InstructionClose Reading
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.3.8 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

Cultivating Close Reading:

– Define inference
– Read closely in a text to make inferences
– Define textual evidence
– Locate textual evidence
– Analyze an author’s words to determine multiple pieces of textual evidence
– Analyzing word choice
– Using context clues

Classroom Activities

Monday, February 25 – Rotation Stations
Newsela: Articles – Get Moving – Born to Read – How do you give a 308lb Tiger a Root Canal
Ready Florida – LAFS: Using textual evidence, along with background information, to make reasonable inferences about the characters, setting, and plot of a literary text.
Tuesday, February 26 – Rotation Stations
Inference Task Cards
Wednesday, February 27 – Novel Study
The Outsiders
Thursday, February 28 & Friday, March 1
IXL & Close Reading
Tip 1: As you read the article for the first time, highlight words you are unfamiliar with in RED. Read the article again. Highlight clues that help show the meaning of the unfamiliar words in BLUE.

Tip 2: After each section ask yourself, “How does the author want the reader to feel about this topic?” Go back through the section and highlight words in GREEN that the author used to make the reader feel a certain way.

Tip 3: Highlight the 5 most challenging words in the article in YELLOW. Make a note for each word. Write a simpler word or phrase that could replace the challenging word WITHOUT changing the meaning of the sentence.

Assignments Due

Outsiders Spelling/Vocabulary Packet
Friday, March 1:  Spelling/Vocabulary Test

Additional Resources