TeacherKevin Kearney
Subject AreaELA/Journalism
Grade Level7
Week #7
Unit of Instruction
Standard(s) Taught


Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
Classroom Activities

– Do Now: Do you really become an adult when you turn 18? Explain your answer. Should teenagers be treated like adults when they commit serious crimes?
– Intro new vocab
– Understand different types of narration (1st person, 3rd person, limited, omniscient, voice-over)
– Begin reading “Monster” in HMH text book
– Do Now: Have you ever been blamed for something that was not your fault? Or allowed someone to take the blame for something that was your fault? What did it feel like? Did the experience change your perspective on anything?
– Finish reading “Monster” (screenplay), discussion and book questions (pg 68 #1-3)
– Start reading “Monster” (graphic novel), discussion and book questions (pg 77 #1, 2a, 2b and pg 78 #1-6)

– Do Now: In your opinion, what is the best story telling medium? What is the best way to tell a story? Why?
– Small groups: answer questions on pg 82-83 comparing the two versions of “Monster”
– Independent work time
– Do Now: If the story of your life were to be told through art, what art form would it be? Why?
– Small groups: Complete pages 82-83 in the literature text book and prepare a brief presentation for the class answering the question “Which version of the story “Monster” does a better job convincing the reader to sympathize with the main character. Defend your position with specific examples from the text.”
– Period 3 only: Centers. Station 1: Parts of Speech review with Mrs. Baker. Station 2: missing work and vocab review with Mr. Kearney. Station 3: IXL Diagnostic for ELA on laptops

– Do Now: What are 3 of your favorite words (must be school appropriate, but slang is ok). Why do you like these words?
– vocab quiz
– IXL diagnostic

Assignments Due
Additional Resources

Acknowledge (v) to admit to be real or true; recognize the existence, truth, or fact of something

Analyze (v) to examine the structure or constitution of something in order to explain and interpret it

Contradiction (n) the act of saying something opposite or very different in meaning from something else

Detention (n) state of being kept under restraint or in custody

Incarcerate (v) imprison or confine

Juvenile (adj, n) of, for, or relating to young people; a young person

Narrator (n) the person or character who tells the story or comments on events

Omniscient (adj) having complete or unlimited knowledge, awareness, or understanding; perceiving all things.

Suppress (v) restrain; forcibly put an end to; prevent the development, action, or expression of

Reliable (adj) consistently good in quality or performance; able to be trusted