TeacherKevin Kearney
Subject AreaELA/Journalism
Grade Level7
Week #5
Unit of Instruction
Standard(s) Taught

ELA.7.R.2.1 Explain how individual text sections and/or features convey a purpose in texts.
ELA.7.R.2.4 Track the development of an argument, analyzing the types of reasoning used, and their effectiveness.
ELA.7.C.1.5 Improve writing by planning, revising, and editing, considering feedback from adults and peers.
ELA.7.C.3.1 Follow the rules of standard English grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling appropriate to grade level.
ELA.K12.EE.6.1 Use appropriate voice and tone when speaking or writing.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
Classroom Activities

WEEK 5 – November 15-19
– DO Now: What are some things for which you are grateful? Why?
– Intro new vocab
Tuesday (Mr. Kearney ABSENT)
No Do Now
Split students up into 3 groups for centers. Give each group 30 minutes at each of the 3 centers.
Center #1: On computers. Have students log in to IXL and work on recommended skills through the Diagnostic tab.
Center #2: In text book (students have orange text books stacked on floor in front of white board).
Read pages 250-256 and answer ALL questions on pages 255 and 256. They can write directly in the book. Answer in complete sentences.
Read page 262 – 266 and answer ALL questions on 265 and 266
Center #3: Write sentences using this week’s vocab words. Complete missing work. Independent work/reading time.

Wednesday EARLY RELEASE (Mr. Kearney ABSENT)
Do Now: Think of a time when you felt really grateful for something someone did for you. Describe the experience in 5 sentences.
Make a hand-turkey by tracing your hand. Then inside of each finger/feather write a sentence using 2 of this week’s vocab words (listed on the board). You should have a total of 5 sentences using a total of 10 vocab words. Try to organize your sentences around a central theme, and write the theme in the center of the turkey.
Periods 5, 6 and 7: Study Hall/ Independent work time
Thursday (Mr. Kearney ABSENT)
Do Now: Describe your favorite Thanksgiving food in rich detail. Use descriptive and figurative language.”
CENTERS: first group to continue IXL grammar work on laptops.
second group choose 2 of the articles to read and answer questions on. The articles are a class set, so students will need to record their answers on a separate sheet of paper. Students may work in partners on this activity, if they wish. After 40 minutes, switch centers.
In each period, students must read and answer questions on 2 articles. However, the articles to choose from varies by period.
Period 1 may choose any 2 of the following articles : #1, 2, 3, 4
Period 2 may choose any 2 of the following articles : #2, 3, 4, 5
Period 3 may choose any 2 of the following articles : #3, 4, 5, 6

– Do Now: Sketch a new seating arrangement for this class. Then, write 3 sentences explaining why we should use your plan.
– Vocab review
– Vocab quiz
– Group discussion

Assignments Due
Additional Resources

Compassion (n) sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.
“the victims should be treated with compassion”

Exile (n) expulsion from one’s native land by authoritative decree; the fact or state of such expulsion:to live in exile.;
a person banished from his or her native land.
verb (used with object), ex·iled, ex·il·ing.
to expel or banish (a person) from his or her country;
to separate from country, home, etc.:Disagreements exiled him from his family.

Exposure (n) disclosure, as of something private or secret:the exposure of their invasion plans.
an act or instance of revealing or unmasking, as an impostor, crime, or fraud:the exposure of graft and corruption.

Flustered (adj) in a state of agitated or nervous confusion:
In the past, I have prepared to take exams feeling flustered and anxious, but now I am more confident in my abilities.

Ironic (adj) using words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning; containing or exemplifying irony:an ironic novel; an ironic remark.
of, relating to, or tending to use irony or mockery; ironical.
coincidental; unexpected:It was ironic that I was seated next to my ex-husband at the dinner.

Optical (adj) of or relating to sight or vision; visual

Perseverance (n) steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.

Recoil (v) to draw back; start or shrink back, as in alarm, horror, or disgust.
to spring or fly back, as in consequence of force of impact or the force of the discharge, as a firearm.
to spring or come back; react (usually followed by on or upon):Plots frequently recoil upon the plotters.

Refrain (v) to abstain from an impulse to say or do something (often followed by from):I refrained from telling him what I thought.

Regulate (v) to control or direct by a rule, principle, method, etc.:to regulate household expenses.
to adjust to some standard or requirement, as amount, degree, etc.:to regulate the temperature