Q3: Week 6 – March 1-5, 2021

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #6
Unit of InstructionLiterature - Poe
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. 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.
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.
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 techniques unique to each medium (e.g., lighting, sound, color, or camera focus and angles in a film).

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students Will:

– Follow Poe’s life from his humble beginnings, to his tragic death.

– Take an in depth look at Poe’s style of writing and literary theory.

– View three live action films set against a haunting gothic castle. Each film has its own unique aesthetic and works to transport viewers into the twisted mind of America’s most influential writer!

– Become engrossed in one of Edgar Allan Poe’s most musical poems! In The Bells the students can clearly track the distinct changes of tone Poe intended his readers to experience.

Classroom Activities

Monday, March 1st – Edgar Allan Poe Biography
The Raven
The Tell Tale Heart
Tuesday, March 2nd – The Tell Tale Heart Continued
Annabel Lee
Wednesday, March 3rd – The Outsiders
Thursday, March 4th – The Bells
Finish unit on Poe
IXL: Checkpoint Skills
Friday, March 5th – Spelling & Vocabulary Test
LAFS: Craft & Structure in Literature Pg. 119

Assignments Due

Friday, March 5th – The Outsiders
Chapters 3 & 4 Comprehension Questions
Chapters 5 & 6 Vocabulary
Spelling/Vocabulary Test – The Outsiders

Additional Resources