Q4: Week 5 – April 26-30, 2021

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TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #5
Unit of InstructionFSA Reading Test Prep & Grammar Check
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; 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 of techniques unique to each medium (e.g., lighting, sound, color, or camera focus and angles in a film).
LAFS.7.RL.3.9 Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history.

READING STANDARDS FOR INFORMATIONAL TEXT
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

Students will:
– Pull Key Ideas & Details from a Text
– Uncover Author’s Purpose
– Analyze Evidence
– Compare and Contrast Passages
– Summarize a Text
– Review Text Structure
– Determine Theme
– Make Inferences
– Review the Elements of the Plot

Classroom Activities

Monday, April 26th – FSA Computer-Based Reading Practice Test and Platform Tools
Creative Writing Prompt: Invent a new animal that does not exist by choosing two common animals and mixing them together.
Tuesday, April 27th – Finish creative writing activity. Begin Author’s Purpose Review and LAFS Unit 2: Key Ideas and Details in Literature
Wednesday, April 28th – Novel Study & Misplaced Modifiers LAFS Pg. 235
Thursday, April 29th – Author’s Purpose – WIN A PIE DAY
Persuade
Inform
Entertain
Share a Personal Story
Friday, April 30th – George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Virtual Tour of Mount Vernon and history of Ice Cream

Assignments Due

Friday, April 30th:
Creative Writing Activity
All IXLs

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