Q4 – Week 7 & 8: May 6-10, & 13-17, 2019

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #32 & 33
Unit of InstructionScience Fiction & Writing Dialogue
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.7.W.1.3a-e: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. LAFS.7.W.2.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
LAFS.7.L.2.3a: Choose language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely, recognizing and eliminating wordiness and redundancy.
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.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.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

 – Students will provide an analysis of 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.
 – Students will provide a statement on the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone of a provided text.
 – Students will analyze multiple science fiction short stories.
 – Students will compare and contrast science fiction readings to film version.
 – Students will understand the process of writing dialogue.
 – Students will produce a science fiction paper.
 – Students will tell a story or make a point through dialogue.
 – Students will understand how, when, and why dialogue is used in writing.
 – Students will create and share a piece of digital writing to class.

Classroom Activities

Week of May 6-10, 2019

Students will learn to write dialogue and produce a polished piece of writing.
Students will learn the definition of science fiction and be taught how to write a science fiction paper.  

Week of May 13-17, 2019

Students will read multiple science fiction stories and compare the stories to the film version.
All Summer in a Day – Ray Bradbury
Harrison Bergeron – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
The Lottery – Shirley Jackson
The Monsters are Due on Maple Street

 

Assignments Due

Friday, May 10th:
Spelling Test & Spelling Homework Due

It’s
Library
Maneuver
Neighbor
Possession
Pronunciation
Receipt
Relevant
Schedule
There  (vs their or they’re)
Vacuum
Then  (vs than)

Friday, May 17th:
Spelling Test & Spelling Homework Due

Repetition
Necessary
Weather (vs whether)
Beautiful
Chaos
Desert (vs dessert)
Kindergarten
Psychology
Surprise
Accommodate
Apparent
Category

Additional Resources

Writing dialogue for, “Dustin.”

Rubric for Science Fiction Essay
Advanced Proficient In Progress… Plot (20 pts)
-The exposition in the story is clear.
-There is a clear climax in the story.
-The story comes to a clear resolution. (18-20 pts)
– The exposition in the story is clear.
-There is a clear climax in the story.
-The story comes to a clear resolution.
– One section of the plot may be unclear or over/under-developed. (16-17 pts)
-more than one section of the plot is unclear or over/under developed
(15-0 pts) Setting (10 pts)
-The setting is clearly described including time and place. The setting of the story impacts the plot.(9-10 pts)
-The setting may be general including time and place. Setting connects to the plot.
(8 pts)
– It is unclear where the story takes place and/or how the setting impacts the plot. (7-0 pts) Science Fiction Elements including research (10 pts)
-The story incorporates many science fiction elements or the science fiction element is well-thought out and researched.
Specific researched details enhance the storyline and define the genre. (9-10 pts)
-The story incorporates at least one science fiction element. Details are present and help define the genre in a general way. (8 pts)
-The story incorporates one science fiction element. Researched details are missing, undeveloped or incorrectly explained.
(7 pts) Character-ization (5 pts)
-Characters are well-developed
– Many parts of the story describe the characters in clear detail.
– The characters traits revealed through interesting dialogue. (5 pts)
– Characters are fully developed.
-The story describes the characters in a general way.
-Dialogue is present
(4 pts)
– description is general and may feel incomplete.
Dialogue may be missing
(3-0 pts)
Theme (5 pts) Theme statement:
-The story includes a well-developed theme, central idea or message.
– I’ve underlined two or more places in my story where my theme is supported. (5 pts)
-The story includes a well-developed theme, central idea or message.
– I’ve underlined one place in my story where my theme is supported.
(4 pts)
-The story has a topic, but the overall theme, central idea, or message is unclear.
(3-0 pts) Style (5 pts)
– Interesting figurative language and creative word choice enhances the story and allows reader to picture the story.
Word choice feels above grade level
-Sentences are varied in length.
(5 pts)
figurative language and creative word choice are present in the story.
-words chosen are at grade level
-The parts of the story are smooth and clear.
-Sentences are varied in length.
(4 pts)
Figurative language and creative word choice are present but may feel out of place or unusual to the story
-Sentence variety is attempted.
(3-0 pts) Mechanics (5 pts)
-There are 2-0 errors in capitalization, spelling and punctuation.
-The manuscript is clean and ready to publish. (5 pts)
-There are 3-5 errors in capitalization, spelling, punctuation, grammar, or sentence structure, but they do not take away from the meaning in the story. (4 pts)
-There are more than 6 errors. They may take away from the reader’s understanding of the story at times. (3-0 pts)