Q4: Week 8 – May 18-22, 2020

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #36
Unit of InstructioniReady Diagnostic 3 & Science Fiction
Standard(s) Taught

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.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Learning Targets: 
 – Observe 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 18th – This week you will focus on the iReady Diagnostic #3.  Please take your time and SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW!  You may take 2 days to complete the diagnostic. 
Tuesday, May 19th –  Finish iReady Diagnostic #3
Wednesday, May 20th –  At this point in the year, we would be reading lots of science fiction short stories.  Today, I want you to listen to the story All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury. Pay attention to how Ray Bradbury writes dialogue.  Pay attention to the commas, quotes, and capitalization.  All Summer in a Day, is a poignant story of childhood cruelty on Venus, where the Sun comes out only every seven years.
Thursday, May 21st –  Watch the short film of All Summer in a Day.
Friday, May 22nd –  Have a lovely Friday!

Assignments Due

By Friday, May 22nd – Please have completed the iReady Diagnostic #3.  There are no further assignments.  Please use this time to complete all outstanding work for English, math, science, and civics.  Please make sure you have checked in with your elective teachers, too!

Additional Resources

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALoEDaWmTfs  All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury – Reading

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFWJwTzSurg  All Summer in a Day short film. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKltACUrb0g&feature=youtu.be  Mrs. Baker’s quick announcement sent out on Friday.  (5/15)

RayBradbury is an American author best known for his highly imaginative short stories and novels that blend a poetic style, nostalgia for childhood, social criticism, and an awareness of the hazards of runaway technology.  Bradbury’s  novel, Fahrenheit 451 (1953), is regarded as his greatest work. In a future society where books are forbidden, Guy Montag, a “fireman” whose job is the burning of books, takes a book and is seduced by reading. Fahrenheit 451 has been acclaimed for its anti-censorship themes and its defense of literature against the encroachment of electronic media.