Quarter 3 Week 6 March 1 – 5, 2021

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #6
Unit of InstructionAuthor's purpose, vocabulary, reading class novel
Standard(s) Taught

Strand: READING STANDARDS FOR LITERATURE Cognitive Complexity
LAFS.7.RL.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. Level 2
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. Level 3
LAFS.7.RL.1.3 Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot). Level 3
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 Level 3
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.2.5 Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning.
Level 2
LAFS.7.RL.2.6 Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text. Level 2
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 Level 2
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 Level 2
understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history.
LAFS.7.RL.4.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6–8 text complexity band Level 2
proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Vocabulary – You will have a summative test on these words on Friday.

  1. odd jobs – a variety of casual, manual labor jobs
  2. ditched – got rid of
  3. hallucinations – sensory experiences that appear real but are created by our mind
  4. psycho – slang for crazy or insane
  5. sudden squalls – sudden, violent rain storms
  6. obnoxious – especially irritating
  7. tournament – a series of contests between a number of competitors, who compete for an overall prize
  8. ajar – partially open, such as a door or drawer
  9. eavesdropper – a person who secretly listens to other peoples’ conversations 
  10. summer solstice – the longest day of summer
  11. asphalt – a dark pitch, used for surfacing roads, flooring, roofing, etc. 
  12. mournfully – an attitude of deep sadness
  13. nauseous – the warning feeling that you might vomit soon
  14. 7-layer dip – a mixture of diced tomatoes, black olives, shredded cheese, refried beans, sour cream, guacamole, green onions to be eaten with large corn chips
Classroom Activities

Monday – Short writing lesson, punctuation, Percy Jackson

Tuesday – Short writing lesson, quotes and paraphrasing, Percy Jackson, writing assignment, due tomorrow, Wednesday, by 5:00. Send to: mjforney@volusia.k12.fl.us

Wednesday – Independent Reading, pp. 132-136 Ready Florida workbook

Thursday – Discussion questions for Percy Jackson, Reading class novel

Friday – Summative Vocabulary  Test, Scattegories

Assignments Due
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