Q4: Week 4 – April 20-24, 2020

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #32
Unit of InstructionTheme in Literary Text & The Outsiders Novel Study
Standard(s) Taught

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.
Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
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.
Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning.
Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Learning Targets:
In this lesson students will learn:
 – What a theme is.
 – How to identify themes in literature and poetry and how authors express themes through the choices they make.
 – How a theme can be developed in a story.

Classroom Activities

Monday, April 20th – Today I would like you to read EACH slide in the PPT listed under additional resources.  
This week you will read Chapters 7 & 8 in The Outsiders novel.
Zoom Meeting: For security reasons, live lessons in large groups are discontinued.  Zoom is available for one-on-one sessions and in a small group setting.
The YouTube channel link is below.  Please view!  
Tuesday, April 21st – ThinkCERCA –  TWO ThinkCERCA lessons.  Do Themes first and then Determining Theme in Literary Texts second. (Very short lesson.)
Wednesday, April 22nd – Read The Outsiders or listen to Audible
Thursday, April 24th –  45 Minutes on iReady
Friday, April 25th –  Read The Outsiders or listen to Audible
By Friday you should have completed Chapters 7 & 8 of The Outsiders.  The work to complete is listed below. 
All work should be typed and sent via V-Portal using Word to:  HLBaker@volusia.k12.fl.us
You may pick up paper packets at Ivy Hawn – Yellow. (Follow Connect Ed instructions.)
If you prefer to handwrite the material, you may take a photo of your work and send via Remind. 

Assignments Due

Graded Assignments:
Tuesday, April 21st – ThinkCERCA  Themes & Determining Themes in Literary Texts
Thursday, April 23rd – 45-Minutes on iReady
Friday, April 24th – Chapters 7 & 8 Comprehension & Vocabulary Questions

Additional Resources

Guest Teacher- Chpt. 7 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGgQfgveSxU&feature=youtu.be

Reference – 15CommonLiteraryDevicesReferenceSheet 

Questions & Vocab – Outsiders