Q4: Wk 2 – April 5 – April 9

TeacherLaura Raulerson
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #2
Unit of InstructionFSA, free writing, "The Outsiders"
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. 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.
LAFS.7. W.1.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
LAFS.7. W.1.2b Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
LAFS.7. W.3.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
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.
LAFS.7. W.1.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
LAFS.7. W.1.2b Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
LAFS.7. W.2.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
LAFS.7. L.1.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

I can identify relevant text evidence from multiple sources and incorporate them smoothly into my writing.
I can select and use appropriate elaborative strategies in my writing.
I can effectively plan out the ideas, structure, and evidence of an essay before writing.
I can compose a formal essay fully addressing a given prompt.

Classroom Activities

MONDAY April 5

– Bell Ringer: Thinking about this ELA/Reading class, what do you most want to learn about or get better at before the school year ends?
– Discuss new class policies
– Introduce new vocabulary
– FSA instructions
– Open Freewriting

TUESDAY April 6
***FSA WRITING EXAM*** 7:50 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
– No 1st period class today
– Bell Ringer: Write a brief story using at least 4 vocab words in no more than 4 sentences.
– “Who Am I” PPT
– Work on vocab chart

WEDNESDAY April 7 – EARLY RELEASE DAY
***Due to 8th Grade FSA, your 1st period class will be longer than usual***
– Bell Ringer: Describe your experience with the FSA. Do not discuss the content of the test, simply describe how you felt while taking it. Did you feel prepared? Was it easy/hard? How did it compare to your expectations?
– (1st period only: vocab games)
– Multimedia thematic analysis: explore the interaction between sound, lyric and visuals in music videos

THURSDAY April 8
– Bell Ringer: Describe your experience with cliques (in-groups, clubs, selective social groups).
– New Unit Intro: NOVEL: The Outsiders
– Themes discussion: what ideas and topics are relevant to 7th grade life?
– Theme exploration: What is identity? How do we create it?

FRIDAY April 9
– Bell Ringer: Write a brief story using at least 4 vocab words in no more than 4 sentences.
– Vocab Quiz
– Outsiders Intro Continued

Assignments Due

Freewriting page (Monday in class)
Vocab Chart (due Friday)
Vocab Quiz (on Friday)

Additional Resources

Q4wk2 Vocabulary

Exposition (n) a comprehensive description and explanation of an idea or theory
Indifferent (adj) having no particular interest or sympathy
Industrious (adj) diligent and hard-working; working energetically or devotedly
Inevitable (adj) certain to happen; unavoidable; cannot be prevented
Inference (n) a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning
Ludicrous (adj) so foolish or unreasonable as to be amusing; ridiculous
Mitigate (v) make less severe, serious, or painful
Naïve (adj) showing a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment
Omit (v) leave out or exclude (someone or something), either intentionally or forgetfully
Theme (n) the subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person’s thoughts, or an exhibition