Q3W8 (Feb 21 – 25)


TeacherKevin Kearney
Subject AreaELA/Journalism
Grade Level7
Week #8
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.1.1 Analyze the impact of setting on character development and plot in a literary text
ELA.7.R.3.3 Compare and contrast how authors with differing perspectives address the same or related topics or themes.
ELA.K12.EE.6.1 Use appropriate voice and tone when speaking or writing.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
Classroom Activities

Monday 2/21
Do Now: Salva’s life experience is very different from ours.
In what ways can we relate to or identify with Salva?
Does it make sense to compare our lives to his?
What are the benefits of comparing our experience to other people’s ?
What are the drawbacks?

Intro new vocab
Read and discuss “Heartbeat” short story (pg 103-106 in HMH book. Answer questions on pages 107 and 108)

Tuesday 2/22
Film with study packet: “The Good Lie”

Wednesday 2/23
Finish “The Good Lie” written responses
Independent Work Time

Thursday 2/24
Review Game Day!

Friday 2/25 (Mr. Kearney ABSENT)
Vocab Quiz
“A Long Walk to Water” Final Test

Assignments Due

Monday 2/21: Chapter Questions for “A Long Walk to Water” DUE

Friday 2/25: Vocab Quiz, ALWtW Final Test (summative)

Additional Resources

Q3W8 Vocab

Aloft (adj/adv)
up in or into the air; overhead.
“the congregation sways, hands aloft”
flying or situated in the air; overhead.
“while the plane is aloft, passengers may get up and move about”

Dispute NOUN
a disagreement, argument, or debate.
“a territorial dispute between the two countries”
debate · discussion · discourse · disputation · argument · controversy
argue about (something); discuss heatedly.
“he taught and disputed with local poets”
compete for; strive to win.
“the two drivers crashed while disputing the lead”

Fatigue NOUN
extreme tiredness resulting from mental or physical exertion or illness.
“he was nearly dead with fatigue”
weakness in materials, especially metal, caused by repeated variations of stress.
“metal fatigue”
cause (someone) to feel tired or exhausted.
“they were fatigued by their journey”
weaken (a material, especially metal) by repeated variations of stress.
“the nails have become rusted through or fatigued”

wild or distraught with fear, anxiety, or other emotion.
“she was frantic with worry”
conducted in a hurried, excited, and chaotic way, typically because of the need to act quickly.
“frantic attempts to resuscitate the girl”

Lumbered VERB
move in a slow, heavy, awkward way.
“a truck filled his mirror and lumbered past”
lurch · stumble · shamble · shuffle · reel · waddle · trudge ·

Riddled VERB
(be riddled)
make many holes in (someone or something), especially with gunshot.
“his car was riddled by sniper fire”
fill or permeate (someone or something), especially with something unpleasant or undesirable.
“the existing law is riddled with loopholes”
permeate · suffuse · fill · pervade · spread through · imbue · inform · charge · saturate · overrun · take over · overspread · infiltrate · run through · filter through · be diffused through · invade · beset · pester · plague

Shanty NOUN
a small, crudely built shack.
shack · hut · cabin · lean-to · shed · hovel

of, forming, or situated at the end or extremity of something.
“a terminal date” · [more]
(of a disease) predicted to lead to death, especially slowly; incurable.
“terminal cancer”
incurable · untreatable · inoperable · end-stage · fatal · mortal · deadly · lethal · killing
the end of a railroad or other transport route, or a station at such a point.
“a freight terminal” · [more]
a point of connection for closing an electric circuit.
“battery terminals”
a device at which a user enters data or commands for a computer system and which displays the received output.

Threadbare ADJECTIVE
(of cloth, clothing, or soft furnishings) becoming thin and tattered with age.
“shabby rooms with threadbare carpets”
(of a person, building, or room) poor or shabby in appearance.
“we huddle around a cassette deck in a threadbare rehearsal room”
(of an argument, excuse, idea, etc.) used so often that it is no longer effective.
“the song was a tissue of threadbare clichés”

of uncertain, indefinite, or unclear character or meaning.
“many patients suffer vague symptoms”
thinking or communicating in an unfocused or imprecise way.
“he had been very vague about his activities”
imprecise · inexact · rough · approximate · inexplicit · nonspecific · loose · ill-defined · generalized · ambiguous · equivocal · hazy