Q3: Wk 7 – March 8-12

TeacherKevin Kearney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #7
Unit of InstructionA Long Walk to Water, reading fluency, elaboration, LAFS summative evaluation
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.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. L.2.3 Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
LAFS.7.SL.1.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
LAFS.7. W.1.2d Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
LAFS.7. L.1.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

I can increase my reading fluency to an average of 140-150 WPM.
I can identify relevant text evidence from multiple sources and incorporate them smoothly into my writing.
I can analyze the interaction of various story elements to determine theme, tone, and effect.
I can select and use appropriate elaborative strategies in my writing.
I can spell and define grade level vocabulary words as used in reading passages.

Classroom Activities

Monday March 8:
Fluency packet
New Vocabulary
A Long Walk to Water chapters 11-12

Tuesday March 9:
Elaboration exercise
A Long Walk to Water chapters 12-13

Wednesday March 10:
IXLs PP 1,2
Vocabulary Chart
Fluency packet questions (due Friday)

Thursday March 11:
LAFS pages 111-116 Interim Assessment!

Friday March 12:
Vocabulary Quiz
A Long Walk to Water chapters 14-15
Finish Fluency packet questions, IXLs

Assignments Due

LAFS Unit 3 Assessment
Vocab Quiz
Fluency packet questions
IXLs PP 1,2

Additional Resources

1st and 2nd period vocabulary:
(only 2 new words this week but reviewing terms from previous two weeks)
Sentiments – feelings of sympathy
Penmanship – quality of someone’s handwriting
Animosity- A strong feeling of dislike or hatred
Barriers- Something difficult to overcome
Distinctly- Vividly, clearly
Participated- Be involved with others doing something
Irrevocable- impossible to change
Society- a group of people who work together with a common culture or beliefs
Participants- person who participates in an event
Sensitivity- an understanding of the feelings of other people
Melody- a song or tune
Ineffable- something too great to be described

4th period vocabulary:
Self-evident – easy to see, obvious
Endowed – provided with, given to
Unalienable – cannot give up or get rid of
Deriving – coming from
Consent – agree, allow
Abolish – get rid of
Usurpation – taking power from someone in charge
Despotism – one person has all the power