Q2: Week 4 – November 30 -December 4, 2020 (F2F & Innovative)


TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #4
Unit of InstructionFolk Tales & Poetry
Standard(s) Taught

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

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Learning Targets:
– Students will identify elements of a folk tale and summarize the story.
– Students will learn how to analyze a poem’s form as well as the use of figurative language and sound devices to understand their effects on meaning.

Classroom Activities

Monday, November 30th – Folk Tale retold by Virginia Hamilton, “The People Could Fly.”
Florida Collections Pages 63 – 67
Assignment: Summarize Text on Page 68
Tuesday, December 1st – Poems about Nature: Close Reader Pages: 55-60
Problems with Hurricanes – Victor Hernandez Cruz
Prayer to the Pacific – Leslie Marmon Silko
Tornado at Talladega – Gwendolyn Brooks
Wednesday, December 2nd – Biography: William Shakespeare
Periods 5, 6, & 8 – Sonnet 43 – Shakespeare
Thursday, December 3rd – Song of Wandering Aengus – Yeats
Florida Collections Pages71 & 72
Assignment: Analyzing Text Pg. 75, 1-4
Friday, December 4th – LAFS – Unit 1 – Lesson 4 (Pages 27-34) & iReady

Assignments Due

Friday, December 4th:
Florida Collections Book:
Pg. 68 Summarize Text (Follow sample chart.)
Pg. 75 Analyze the Text 1-4

Florida Collections Book:
Pg. 68 Summarize Text (Follow sample chart.)
Pg. 75 Analyze the Text 1-4

Additional Resources

Spelling & Vocabulary
Test: 12/4