Q4: Week 6 – May 3-7, 2021

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #6
Unit of InstructionScience Fiction
Standard(s) Taught

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.W.1.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
LAFS.7.W.1.3a Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.
LAFS.7.W.1.3b Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
LAFS.7.W.1.3c Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another.
LAFS.7.W.1.3d Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events.
LAFS.7.W.1.3e Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on the narrated experiences or events.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Learning Targets:
– Observe and analyze narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters in a science fiction short story.

Classroom Activities

Monday, May 3rd – FSA Reading Exam
Introduction to Science Fiction
Tuesday, May 4th – FSA Reading Exam
Ray Bradbury: All in a Summer Day (Story and Short Film)
Wednesday, May 5th – Story – Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. &
Novel Study
Thursday, May 6th – Short Film: Harrison Bergeron and reading of The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
Friday, May 7th – Short Film: The Lottery and begin writing science fiction paper.

Assignments Due

No assignments due this week.
Please continue reading your novel.

Novel book report due May 21st.

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