Q4: Wk 3 – April 12 – April 16

TeacherKevin Kearney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #3
Unit of InstructionThe Outsiders, LAFS workbook
Standard(s) Taught

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.1.2b 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.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 control my attention to closely observe and describe an object.
I can read aloud with fluency and comprehension.
I can analyze the development of themes within a text.
I can interpret figurative language.

Classroom Activities

MONDAY 12:
-Bell Ringer: What does “family” mean to you? Who is included? Can it change? What connotations does the word “family” carry for you?
-Intro Vocab (include novel/literary terms)
-Read The Outsiders chapter 1
-Chapter 1 comprehension review
-Chapter 1 Analysis discussion

TUESDAY 13:
-Bell Ringer: Write a brief story using at least 4 vocab words in no more than 4 sentences.
– Finish The Outsiders chapter 1
-“Close attention” description and exercise
-Object inspired writing and peer review object matching

WEDNESDAY 14:
-Collect bell ringer notebooks
-LAFS: pg 153-157
-Vocab charts

THURSDAY 15:
-Bell Ringer: What are dreams to you? What do they mean? What are they for?
-Read The Outsiders chapter 2
-Chapter 2 comprehension questions
-Character description/illustration activity

FRIDAY 16:
-Bell Ringer: Write a brief story using at least 4 vocab words in no more than 4 sentences.
-Vocab Quiz
-The Outsiders analysis and discussion
-Reader’s Theatre

Assignments Due

Tuesday: close observation descriptive writing (in class)
Friday: vocab chart and vocab quiz

Friday Outsiders Chapter 3 questions:
QUESTIONS:
1) What does Cherry feel is the difference between Socs and
Greasers?
2) What is the name of Soda’s horse? What is the story behind it?
What happened to his horse? Do you think this is an example
of the hardships that Greasers suffer? Explain your answer.
3) What does Ponyboy realize about Cherry and sunsets? Do you
think this shows that Socs and Greasers are not so different
after all? Explain your answer.
4) Why didn’t Ponyboy, Johnny, and Two-Bit drive Cherry and
Marcia home?

Additional Resources

“Close Attention” exercise:
Write a 1 page observation study: Choose an object (can be anything small enough to examine in your hand, like a rock, pencil, piece of hardware, small toy or tool, etc) and observe it as closely as possible. Write down as thorough a description as you can, including descriptive language on colors, form, textures, materials, weight/density, purpose, character, etc. The purpose of this assignment is to carefully inspect something to discover as much detail as possible, and also to practice writing with descriptive and figurative language and elaboration (Example: not just “the object is brown” but instead “the object is a dull, dusty brown like a well worn leather shoe, the kind my grandpa used to wear on Sunday afternoons”)

Abiding (adj) (of a feeling or memory) lasting a long time; enduring
{Abide (v) to accept or act in accordance with (a rule, decision, recommendation)}

Asset (n) a useful or valuable thing, person, or quality

Concession (n) a thing that is granted, especially in response to demands; a thing conceded

Editorial (n) a newspaper article that gives an opinion on a topical issue

Gingerly (adj) showing great care or caution (adv) in a careful or cautious manner

Lope (v) run or move with a long bounding stride (n) a long bounding stride

Nonchalant (adj) feeling or appearing casually calm and relaxed; not displaying anxiety, interest, or enthusiasm

Roguish (adj) characteristic of a dishonest or unprincipled person; playfully mischievous, especially in a way that is sexually attractive

Savvy (n) shrewdness and practical knowledge; the ability to make good judgments
(adj) shrewd and knowledgeable; having common sense and good judgment

Unfathomable (adj) incapable of being fully explored or understood; impossible to measure the extent of