Q4W9 (May 16 – 20)

TeacherKevin Kearney
Subject AreaELA/Journalism
Grade Level7
Week #9
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

(8th grade FSA testing)
Work on Grammar Test
Finish last Friday’s vocab quiz, if needed
Work time for Song Project

(Civics EOC)
(FSA testing)
Work on Grammar Test
Finish last Friday’s vocab quiz, if needed
Work time for Song Project

Song Project Demos (Mr. K will present several examples of song projects)
Independent Work Time

Song Project Work Time

Cumulative Vocabulary Review
Song Project Work Time

Assignments Due

Grammar Test Due Wednesday(finish in class)
Cumulative Vocab Test on FRIDAY 5/27 (postponed from Monday 5/23)
Song Project Presentations Due Tues-Wed 5/24 – 5/25

Song Project Presentation Requirements
Below are the MINUMUM requirements for the presentation.
Your digital presentation (such as powerpoint) must include ALL of the following:
– Song title and release date
– Band name and Musical genre
– Overall interpretation of the song’s meaning
– Does the song have a message or moral?
– Are there alternate meanings to the song and its lyrics?
– Thorough description of mood/atmosphere of song
– Description of song’s tone (the artists feelings towards the song’s subject)
– Does the song tell a story? Are there characters?
– Name the main theme or themes of the song (using a sentence, not just a word or two)
– Give examples from the song that demonstrate the theme
– Identify and explain at least 3 different poetic devices and provide examples
– Describe the formal properties of the song (tempo, instrumentation, vocal quality, melody, breaks, beat drops, etc) and…
– Explain how the SOUND of the music INFLUENCES your understanding of the song’s MEANING
– Share why you picked this song, and discuss its personal effect on you. What does it make you feel/think? Does it have sentimental value? Why does this song stand out to you?

Additional Resources


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