Quarter 3 Week 7 February 16-21, 2020

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade LevelQuarter 3 Week 7 February 17-21, 2020
Week #25
Unit of InstructionPunctuation, Informative Essay Writing, Informative Text, Drama, How Authors use History in Fiction
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.7.RL.2.5
Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning.                                                                                                                                 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.
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 an objective 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.2.5 Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning.
LAFS.7.RL.2.6 Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

My students will focus on punctuation in writing, reading and writing informative texts (essays), 2 plays, iReady workbooks, and small and large group discussions.

Classroom Activities

We will work together as a large group to learn punctuation in writing. Students will have practice sheets to show me how much they’ve learned. We will begin informative essays. We will read three short informative texts and practice writing and quoting from the three different “experts.” We will continue to read The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain as time permits. 

Weekly Agenda

Monday – No spellling or vocabulary this week. Instead, we will concentrate on specific skills for reading and writing, work on essays with Dr. Forney’s help, and read from The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain.
Make sure you have chosen a book for your next book report, due March 10-11. You will also get a rubric.
Homework: Parents should sign your poster rubric paper. Read 20-30 minutes of your book report book.

Tuesday – How do the authors bring out historical details? Which method is more enjoyable to read, poetry, nonfiction, or a play based on historical details? Which one gives more information? Work on essays.
Homework – Read 20-30 minutes. Parents should sign that you read.

Parent Signature_______________________________________

Wednesday – Independent Reading. Work on Essays.
NO HOMEWORK

Thursday – Read The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain. Work on Essays.
Homework – Read for 20-30 minutes. Parents should sign.

Parent Signature______________________________________

Friday – iReady practice sheets. Read The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain. Work on Essays.

Parents – I share cases of water with my students, so if you’d like to send a case of water, that would be a big help. 12 and 13-year-olds get thirsty! We also need anti-bacterial wipes for desk tops, and bags of
Jolly Ranchers. I love your children and count it a privilege to be their teacher.

Assignments Due
  1. Informative Essay
  2. Punctuation Practice Sheet
  3. List of Standards
Additional Resources