Quarter 2 Week 7 January 5 – 8, 2020

TeacherDanielle Suhr
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #7
Unit of InstructionTechnical, Connotative, and Figurative Language, reading a novel, spelling and vocabulary
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.7.RL.1.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to supporanalysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

LAFS.7.RL.1.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text;provide a summary of the text.

LAFS.7.RL.1.3 Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).

LAFS.7.RL.2.4 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.

LAFS.7.RL.2.6 Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.

LAFS.7.RL.3.7 Compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to its audio, filmed, staged, or multimedia version, analyzing the effects of techniques unique to each medium (e.g., lighting, sound, color, or camera focus and angles in a film).

LAFS.7.RL.3.9 Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Technical, Connotative, and Figurative Language

Reading to remember specific details

Learn the meanings of words you don’t know in the text

 

Classroom Activities

Monday – Home

Tuesday – Read pp. 88-89 in your Ready Florida 7th grade workbook. Underline words you don’t know. Underline or circle important information. Discuss with Dr. Forney and the rest of the class. You MUST answer questions and give information to get a participation grade. Learn the meaning of technical, connotative, and figurative writing. Read your chapter book.

Wednesday – Morning – Independent Reading. Be ready to show Dr. Forney your chapter book. Afternoon – Read pp. 90-91 in your Ready Florida workbook. Underline words you don’t know. Underline or circle important information. Discuss with Dr. Forney and the rest of the class. Discuss and practice how specific word choice affects the meaning and tone of a text. Analyze the structure of a informational text, including how the sections fit together and develop the ideas.

Thursday – Read pp. 92-94 in your Ready Florida workbook. Underline words you don’t know. Underline or circle important information. Discuss with Dr. Forney and the rest of the class. Explain the author’s point of view and how the author makes his or her ideas stand out from others. Play a game as a class. 

Friday – We will take a summative test on pp. 86-94 in your Ready Florida workbook. Study the articles, watch the three videos, and review the meanings of words in each passage. This test will count as a summative grade. You will be allowed to use your notes and your workbook. Play a game as a class. 

Assignments Due
  1. Watch all three videos on your own time. Take notes. Information from each video will be on the summative test on Friday. 
  2. Read 20 minutes each night on your new chapter book. Make sure you have one and are reading.
  3. Study the new words we learn each day this week in the Ready Florida workbook. 
  4. Participate in class by raising your hand and giving answers, adding ideas to our discussions, and paying attention.
  5. Study for the summative test on Friday. The material will come from the three videos that you watch on your own, the notes you’ve taken in your workbook, and the words we’ve defined from the various articles on insects. 
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