Quarter 2 Week 9 January 18 – 22, 2021

TeacherDanielle Suhr
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #9
Unit of InstructionReading a novel, tech, connotative, and figurative language, author's purpose, Submerged - Class Novel
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.7.RL.1.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to supporanalysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

LAFS.7.RL.1.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text;provide a summary of the text.

LAFS.7.RL.1.3 Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).

LAFS.7.RL.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.

LAFS.7.RL.2.6 Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.

LAFS.7.RL.3.7 Compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to its audio, filmed, staged, or multimedia version, analyzing the effects of techniques unique to each medium (e.g., lighting, sound, color, or camera focus and angles in a film).

LAFS.7.RL.3.9 Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

My students will read our class novel, Submerged.

My students will discuss questions and answers about the chapters we read.

My students will discuss author’s purpose, point of view, characterization, and word choice.

My students will take a quiz about details in Submerged.

Classroom Activities

Monday – Read, discuss, vocabulary, and predict details in Submerged

1. lulled – calmed almost to sleep
2. femur – your largest leg bone
3. irradiated – to expose to gamma rays to kill germs
4. conduit – a tube or channel to transport something
5. spiraling – winding or turning in one direction
6. orientation – sharing information with newcomers
7. quarantine – a period of being isolated for a while
8. impress – to make someone feel admiration
9. household – family members who live together
10. dimmer – fainter, paler, darker
11. gauze – a thin white material used for wounds
12. texture – the feel or look of something’s surface
13. tango – a dramatic Latin ballroom dance
14. scrubs – soft clothing worn by doctors & nurses

Tuesday – Read, discuss, vocabulary, and predict details in Submerged

Wednesday – Independent Reading, Read, discuss, vocabulary, and predict details in Submerged

Thursday – Read, discuss, vocabulary, and predict details in Submerged. Quiz on Submerged

Friday – Summative Vocabulary test. Read, discuss, vocabulary, and predict details in Submerged

Assignments Due
  1. Show up on time, be prepared with books, paper, pencils, etc.
  2. Participate by paying attention, answering and asking questions, joining discussions.
  3. Read in tandem with the class and know where we are in our story at all times.
  4. Study your vocabulary for a summative test on Friday.
  5. Know key details, characters, and facts about our class novel, Submerged
  6. Watch videos above on your own time.
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