Quarter 3: Adv ELA/ Beginning Creative Writing

TeacherSarah Wilson
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level7
Week #Quarter 3
Unit of InstructionThe Giver: Fiction Unit
Standard(s) Taught

Standards:
• CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.1
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
• CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.2
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.
• CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.3
Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
• CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.4
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.
• CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.5
Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning.
• CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.6
Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.
• CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.10
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.”
• VA.K.C.1.1 Create and share personal works of art with others.
• MU:Cr3.2.C.IIIa Share music through the use of notation, solo or group performance, or technology, and demonstrate and explain how the elements of music, compositional techniques and processes have been employed to realize expressive intent.
• TH.912.C.1.2 Create, refine, and sustain complex and believable characters for performance through the integration and application of artistic choices based on research, rehearsal, feedback, and refinement.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Learning Objectives
• Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text at 80% Mastery.
• 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 at 80% mastery.
• Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot) at 80%.
• 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 at 80% mastery.
• Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning at 80% mastery.
• Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text at 80% mastery.
• Demonstrate how interests, knowledge, and skills relate to personal choices and intent when creating, performing, and responding to music at 80% mastery.
• Create, refine, and sustain complex and believable characters for performance through the integration and application of artistic choices based on research, rehearsal, feedback, and refinement at 80% mastery.

Classroom Activities

Literary Circle
Group Discussions
Simulation Job Activity
Group and Independent Reading
Assessment
Student Scenes
Student Art Murals

Assignments Due

The Giver Utopian Building Project
Chapter Tests on Fridays

Additional Resources