|Unit of Instruction||Reading Percy Jackson (novel), discussing, writing short story, vocabulary|
LAFS.7.RL.1.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to supportanalysis 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 andanalyze 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 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 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, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
Monday – Testing
Tuesday – Go over Classroom Connect, vocabulary, Quick Writes, short story. Be ready to ask questions about anything you don’t understand. We will also read Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters as time permits.
Wednesday – Independent Reading, Short Story, Vocabulary
Thursday – Read Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters. Quiz.
Friday – Test on Vocabulary. Read Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters.
Due Friday, May 14, 2021
Write a short story which is between 2-3 pages, typed double spaced. This is not long enough to go into a lot of background material about the characters. Tell little bits of background material AS YOU WRITE THE PLOT. First, you will need by Wednesday of this week:
Then, after Dr. Forney has approved your story idea, you will use the rest of this week and all of next week to write your short story. The final story should be your BEST WORK. Short Story is due Friday, May 21, 2021.
Watch video of two homeless men.
Write a Quick Writes (half page typed) that answers these questions in paragraph form: What happened in the video? How do you suppose the boys got in this condition? How did the stranger help them? How did the boys feel when they were helped? What excited them? Why did the stranger help them?
Due Wednesday May 12, 2021.