Q4W1 (March 21 – 25)


TeacherKevin Kearney
Subject AreaELA/Journalism
Grade Level7
Week #1
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.K12.EE.6.1 Use appropriate voice and tone when speaking or writing.
ELA.7.R.2.1 Explain how individual text sections and/or features convey a purpose in texts.
ELA.7.C.3.1 Follow the rules of standard English grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling appropriate to grade level.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
Classroom Activities

– Do Now: Tell a funny, scary, or interesting story from your spring break.
– Intro new vocab
– Computer assignment and check – HMH Growth Measure #3

– Do Now: Imagine yourself in 10 years. Describe what you see. Where will you be? What will you be doing? What will life be life?
– Finish HMH Growth Measure #3
– Newsela Resources: Editorials/Opinion articles – Argument Deconstruction worksheet

– Do Now: Use all 10 vocab words in complete sentences.
– Vocab Quiz
– Independent Work Time

Thursday and Friday: 7th grade Field Trip to Tallahassee – NO ASSIGNMENTS

Assignments Due

Wednesday: Vocab Quiz and Argument Deconstruction worksheet DUE

Additional Resources

Vocabulary Q4W1

Beguile (v) charm or enchant (someone), sometimes in a deceptive way.
“every prominent American artist has been beguiled by Maine”

Commemorate (v) recall and show respect for (someone or something).
“a wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate the war dead”
• celebrate (an event, a person, or a situation) by doing or building something.
“it was a night commemorated in a song”

Deluge (n) a severe flood.
“this may be the worst deluge in living memory”
a great quantity of something arriving at the same time.
“a deluge of complaints”
(verb) flood; inundate with a great quantity of something.
“he has been deluged with offers of work”

Dredge (v) clean out the bed of (a harbor, river, or other area of water) by scooping out mud, weeds, and rubbish with a dredge.
“the lower stretch of the river had been dredged”
To unearth or bring notice to

Elite (adj) superior in quality, rank, skill, etc.; the best part of something;
The fancy party featured society’s most elite members

Embark (v) to go on board a vehicle for transportation “the troops embarked at noon”
to make a start ”embarked on a new career”

Flagrant (adj) conspicuously offensive “flagrant errors”
so obviously inconsistent with what is right or proper as to appear to be a flouting of law or morality
flagrant violations of human rights

Perturb (v) to cause to be worried or upset :
Half way down the next flight, she smiled to think that a servant’s stare should so perturb her.

Morose (adj) having a sullen and gloomy disposition

Murmur (v) a half-suppressed or muttered complaint
GRUMBLING murmurs of disapproval
a low indistinct but often continuous sound “the murmur of the waves along the shore”
a soft or gentle utterance
the murmur of nannies cooing into baby carriages— Nancy Gibbs