Q4W8 (May 9 – 13)

Song Project Packet

TeacherKevin Kearney
Subject AreaELA/Journalism
Grade Level7
Week #8
Unit of Instruction
Standard(s) Taught

ELA.K12.EE.6.1 Use appropriate voice and tone when speaking or writing.
ELA.7.C.3.1 Follow the rules of standard English grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling appropriate to grade level.
ELA.7.R.1.4 Analyze the impact of various poetic forms on meaning and style.
ELA.7.R.2.3 Explain how an author establishes and achieves purpose through diction and syntax.
ELA.7.R.3.1 Analyze how figurative language contributes to tone and meaning and explain examples of allusions in text(s).
ELA.7.R.3.2 Paraphrase content from grade level texts.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
Classroom Activities

Monday May 9
FSA MATH (no 1st period)
Intro new Vocab
Submit lyrics for Song Project and begin analysis

Tuesday May 10
FSA MATH (no 5th period)
Continue Song Project analysis and research interpretations

Wednesday May 11
(8th grade FSA, extended 1st period, no 2nd/3rd period)
Vocab Round Robin
Independent Work Time

Thursday May 12
(8th grade FSA, extended 1st period, short 2nd period)
Grammar Review!

Friday May 13
Vocab Quiz
Grammar Test (summative)

Assignments Due

Friday: vocab quiz and grammar test
May 25: Song Project due

Additional Resources

Q4W8 Vocab

Allege (v) claim or assert that someone has done something illegal or wrong

“the witness alleges that she saw the defendant littering in the park”

Adequate (adj) satisfactory or acceptable in quality or quantity

“this office is perfectly adequate for my needs”

Changeable (adj) irregular; inconstant; able to change or be changed

“the weather will be changeable with rain at times” “cover the tables with changeable cloths”

Culminate (v) reach a climax or point of highest development

“the tensions and disorders which culminated in World War II”

be the climax or point of highest development of

“her book culminated a research project on the symmetry studies of Escher”

Exploit (v) make full use of and derive benefit from (often in an unfair or selfish way)

“You chose to exploit the kindness of that old man”

Fabricate (v) invent or concoct (something), typically with deceitful intent

“the officers fabricated evidence”

construct or manufacture something, especially from prepared components

“you will have to fabricate an exhaust system”

Indefinite (adj) lasting for an unknown/unstated length of time; not clearly defined

“My parents said I’m grounded indefinitely” “the layers of atmosphere have indefinite boundaries”

Irate (adj) feeling or characterized by great anger

“Irene became irate in the traffic jam in Iran.”

Liable (adj) responsible by law; legally answerable; likely to do or to be something

“the company is liable to for any damages” “that fence is liable to break”

Negligent (adj) failing to take proper care in doing something; lazily careless

“the mayor blamed the bridge collapse on the negligent inspector”