Q3: Week 3 – February 8-12, 2021

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #3
Unit of InstructionInformational Texts/The Most Daring of our Leaders
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.7.RI.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.RI.1.2 Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
LAFS.7.RI.1.3 Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).
LAFS.7.RI.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
LAFS.7.RI.2.5 Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.
LAFS.7.RI.2.6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.
LAFS.7.RI.3.7 Compare and contrast a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of the text, analyzing each medium’s portrayal of the subject (e.g., how the delivery of a speech affects the impact of the words).
LAFS.7.RI.3.8 Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.
LAFS.7.RI.3.9 Analyze how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by emphasizing different evidence or advancing different interpretations of facts.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Learning Targets:

Cite evidence from informative texts to support analysis.
Determine a theme based on details in the text.
Summarize a text using only information from the text.
Determine the meaning of literal and figurative language (metaphors and similes) in text.
Analyze how an author’s word choice affects tone and meaning.

Classroom Activities

Monday, February 8th – Narrative Nonfiction: Escape from Slavery Harriet Tubman
Paired Texts: Martin Luther King, Jr. & Harriet Tubman
Tuesday, February 9th – The History of Jazz (PPT)
Florida Collections: Page 307 Craig Kielburger Reflects on Working Toward Peace
Wednesday, February 10th – Reader’s Theatre Frederick Douglas & Close Reader: The Most Daring of Our Leaders – Lynne Olson
Thursday, February 11th – Close Reader: Speech from the Democratic National Convention: John Lewis
Doris is Coming ZZ Packer
Friday, February 12th – Sylvia Mendez: The Girl who Changed America
She is the civil rights hero you’ve never heard of. Until now.

Assignments Due

Friday, February 12th:
Spelling & Vocabulary Test

Additional Resources

Spelling & Vocabulary

Suffixes: Adjective Formers

Ly = Like (Orderly)

Suffices: Noun Formers

Ance/Ence = State, Quality (Ambivalence)
Er/Or/Ian/Ist = Person Who (Predecessor)
Arium/Orium = Place Where (Emporium)
Ment = Result (Abandonment)
Ology/Ologist = Study of, Person who studies (Psychologist)
Ness = State, Condition (Consciousness)
Phobia/Phobe = Fear, Someone who fears (Xenophobia)