Q3W7 (Feb 14 – 18)


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

ELA.7.R.2.4 Track the development of an argument, analyzing the types of reasoning used, and their effectiveness.
ELA.7.R.3.4 Explain the meaning and/or significance of rhetorical devices in a text.
ELA.7.R.2.1 Explain how individual text sections and/or features convey a purpose in texts.
ELA.7.R.1.1 Analyze the impact of setting on character development and plot in a literary text
ELA.7.R.3.2 Paraphrase content from grade-level texts.
ELA.7.R.3.3 Compare and contrast how authors with differing perspectives address the same or related topics or themes.
ELA.7.C.3.1 Follow the rules of standard English grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling appropriate to grade level.
ELA.7.C.4.1 Conduct research to answer a question, drawing on multiple reliable and valid sources and generating additional questions for further research.
ELA.K12.EE.6.1 Use appropriate voice and tone when speaking or writing.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
Classroom Activities

Monday 2/14
Do Now: What is love, in your own words?
Policy Updates
Intro new Vocab
Flash Debates

Tuesday 2/15
Do Now: Thinking about Salva’s journey, which aspect of his experience would be the hardest to deal with if you were him?
Finish reading novel A Long Walk to Water (thru end of book)
Work on chapter questions (due Friday)

Wednesday 2/16
Do Now:
In theater: vocal production workshop
Independent Work Time

Thursday 2/17
Do Now: Use all of this week’s vocab words in complete sentences.
Partner Debates (students partner up to write a 3 minute persuasive speech on a given topic, peers complete evaluation rubrics of each speech)

Friday 2/18
Vocab Quiz
Finish ALWTW Chapter Questions
Finish remaining debate speeches
Mini-Lecture: Types of Elaboration
Creative Writing Activity: Choose one of the provided objects (assorted, random, older, well worn household items) and completely fill up a page describing it. Use the questions below as a guide

Describe the object
Shape, size, colors, textures
Compare the appearance to other objects
Use figurative language in the description
(red as fresh blood, brown like grandpa’s old leather shoe)

Evaluate the object
What is it made of? How might it have been made? What is its purpose?
How has it been used? What do the markings/wear-and-tear tell you about the object’s history?

Speculate on the object’s purpose/experience/path through time to this moment
Make up a story to explain the path the object might have taken from creation to this moment.

Assignments Due

Friday: Vocab Quiz, ALWTW Chapter Questions Due

Additional Resources

Q3W7 (ALWTW chap 11-14)

Earnest (adj) sincere and serious; not lighthearted or playful
an earnest plea for help an earnest young journalist

Emaciated (adj) very thin and feeble especially from lack of nutrition or illness
He was deadly pale and terribly emaciated, with the protruding, brilliant eyes of a man whose spirit was greater than his strength.— Arthur Conan Doyle
My cheek had grown pale with study, and my person had become emaciated with confinement.— Mary Shelley

Grudging (adj) reluctant, unwilling
a grudging supporter of the reform movement a grudging admirer
done, given, or allowed unwillingly, reluctantly, or sparingly
grudging compliance

Merciless (adj) having or sowing no kindness, forbearance, or forgiveness; pitiless
The prisoner endured a merciless beating at the hands of the corrupt warden.

Mingled (v) to bring or mix together or with something else usually without fundamental loss of identity; intermix
The story mingles fact with fiction.
to move about (as in a group)
mingled with the guests

Mourn (v) to feel or express grief or sorrow
When he dies, people throughout the world will mourn.
to show the customary signs of grief for a death
She mourned for thirty days in black clothes

Peril (n) danger; risk; exposure to the risk of being injured, destroyed, or lost
the fire put the city in peril

Prod (v) to poke or stir; to thrust a pointed instrument into
The boys used a stick to prod the cadaver beside the train tracks
to urge someone on; to incite to action
The salesman prodded the customer to buy the new truck.

Ration (n) a share especially as determined by supply; a food allowance for one day; food; provisions
Each camper was happy to get their ration of meat after the long hike.
(v) to use sparingly; to distribute equitably
The group had to ration their supply of water to make sure they didn’t run out.

Trek (n) a trip or movement especially when involving difficulties or complex organization : an arduous journey
It was the hardest trek Zeke had ever been on.
(v) to make one’s way arduously; to journey by foot
Rashida trekked all the way across town to go to the concert.