Q4: Wk 5 – April 26 – April 30

Song Project Packet

TeacherKevin Kearney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #5
Unit of InstructionThe Outsiders, FSA Practice Test, assorted songs
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.3.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
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.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).

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

I can identify various literary devices in a text.
I can analyze how the properties of a text affect its meaning.
I can determine themes within a text an analyze how they are developed.
I can demonstrate reading comprehension in a formal evaluation.

Classroom Activities

-Bell Ringer: What is more important: what you say or how you say it? Explain.
-Intro new vocab
-Read The Outsiders chapter 5
-Make-up work and study time

-Bell Ringer: Write a brief story using at least 5 vocab words in no more than 4 sentences.
-FSA Reading Practice Test

-Bell Ringer: If you had to sit in isolation for a week and could only bring one piece of media (one album, one movie, one book, etc) what would you choose and why?
-Lesson: How the properties of a text can enhance its meaning
-Intro Song Project
-Begin working on Song Project packet

Bell Ringer: What has made you who you are? Have you chosen your personality? Do you struggle against your instincts? Why are you the way you are?
Read The Outsiders Chap 6 and 7
Song project work time

-Bell Ringer: Write a brief story using at least 5 vocab words in no more than 4 sentences.
-Vocab Quiz
-Outsiders chapters 5-7 quiz
-Song Project work time

Assignments Due

Vocab chart
Vocab Quiz
Outsiders chapter quiz (in class)

Additional Resources

Allusion (n) an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference

Elude (v) evade or escape from (a danger, enemy, or pursuer), typically in a skillful or cunning way

Free verse (n) poetry that does not rhyme or have a regular meter

Hyperbole (n) exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally

Implore (v) beg someone earnestly or desperately to do something

Indignant (adj) feeling or showing anger or annoyance at what is perceived as unfair treatment

Onomatopoeia (n) the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named

Sullen (adj) bad-tempered and sulky; gloomy; depressed

Vital (adj) absolutely necessary or important; essential

Wistful (adj) having or showing a feeling of vague or regretful longing