Q2: Week 4- November 30- December 4

TeacherKevin Kearney
Subject AreaELA/ Reading
Grade Level7
Week #4
Unit of InstructionFolk Tales and Poetry
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.7.RL.1.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis 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.
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.2.5 Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning.
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.
techniques unique to each medium (e.g., lighting, sound, color, or camera focus and angles in a film)

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Learning Targets:
– Students will identify elements of a folk tale and summarize the story.
– Students will learn how to analyze a poem’s form as well as the use of figurative language and sound devices to understand their effects on meaning.

Classroom Activities

Monday, November 30th – Folk Tale retold by Virginia Hamilton, “The People Could Fly.”
Florida Collections Pages 63 – 67
Assignment: Summarize Text on Page 68
Tuesday, December 1st – Poems about Nature: Close Reader Pages: 55-60
Problems with Hurricanes – Victor Hernandez Cruz
Prayer to the Pacific – Leslie Marmon Silko
Tornado at Talladega – Gwendolyn Brooks
Wednesday, December 2nd – Periods 1,2, and 4: Biography: William Shakespeare
Periods 5, 6,and 8 – Sonnet 43 – Shakespeare, Florida Collections page 74
Assignment: Analyzing Text Pg. 75, 1-4
Thursday, December 3rd – Song of Wandering Aengus – Yeats Florida Collections Pages 71 & 72
Your choice of book
Friday, December 4th – LAFS – Unit 1 – Lesson 3 & iReady

Assignments Due

Florida Collections Book:
Pg. 68 Summarize Text (Follow sample chart.)
Pg. 75 Analyze the Text 1-4

Additional Resources

Spelling & Vocabulary
Test: 12/4