Q2: Week 1- November 2-6, 2020




TeacherKevin Kearney
Subject AreaELA/ Reading
Grade Level7
Week #1
Unit of InstructionTheme and Central Idea
Standard(s) Taught

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 an objective 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.RI.1.2 – Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
LAFS.7.RI.1.3 – Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).
LAFS.7.RI.2.5 – Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.
LAFS.7.RI.2.6 – Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
Students will analyze plot structure in a short film: Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, & Resolution.
Students will analyze literature: Main Idea, Theme, Author’s Purpose, and Author’s Tone.

Classroom Activities

Monday: LAFS: Key Ideas & Details in Informational Text (Unit 1 Pages 2-10)
Type argumentative essays
Tuesday: Teacher Duty Day- No School
Wednesday: 1st, 2nd, 4th- iReady
5th, 6th, 8th- The Story of Nick Vujicic: No Arms, No Legs, No Worries
Thursday: Nick Vujicic – Film – The Butterfly Circus Assignment: Plot Diagram
Friday: Close Reader – Pg. 77: Teenagers and New Technology
Close Reader – Pg. 83: Labels & Illusions

Assignments Due

Monday, November 2nd:
Argumentative Essays (typed and emailed to LJrauler@volusia.k12.fl.us OR printed)
Argumentative Packet outlines

Friday, November 6th:
Spelling/Vocabulary Test and Butterfly Circus Plot Diagram

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