Q4: Wk 7- May 10- May 14

TeacherKevin Kearney
Subject AreaELA/ Reading
Grade Level7
Week #7
Unit of InstructionThe Outsiders
Standard(s) Taught

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.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.RL.2.6 Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.

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.
I can identify parts of speech in context.
I can analyze different points of view within a story.

Classroom Activities

Monday, May 10: No Bell Ringer
FSA Continued
Finish “The Outsiders” movie
Work on Song Assignment with additional time
Tuesday, May 11: Bell Ringer: Write about your top 3 moments since Spring Break with a minimum of 5
Intro to vocabulary
Vocabulary charts
The Outsiders chapters 7-9 questions
Wednesday, May 12: Bell Ringer: Write a brief story using at least 5 vocabulary words in no more than
4 sentences.
Poetry/ song analysis (Waltzing Matilda)
Work on Song Project (All students must have lyrics approved by the end of the day)
Thursday, May 13: Bell Ringer: How do you define “family”?
The Outsiders ch. 10
Work on Song Project
Friday, May 14: Bell Ringer: Write a brief story (no more than 5 sentences) from the point of view of
one of your family members.
Vocabulary Test
The Outsiders ch. 11
Work on Song Project

Assignments Due

Friday, May 14: Vocabulary Test
Vocabulary Chart
All Song Lyrics must be approved

Additional Resources

Vocabulary, Week 7:

Comport (v) conduct oneself; behave; accord with; agree with

Conform (v) behave according to socially acceptable conventions or standards; comply with rules, standards, or laws; be similar in form or type

Contempt (n) the feeling that a person or a thing is beneath consideration, worthless, or deserving scorn

Leery (adj) cautious or wary due to realistic suspicions

Liaison (n) a person who acts as a link to assist communication or cooperation between groups of people

Menace (n) a person or thing that is likely to cause harm; a threat or danger; a threatening quality, tone, or atmosphere; (v) threaten, especially in a malignant or hostile manner

Stifle (v) restrain (a reaction) or stop oneself acting on (an emotion); prevent or constrain (an activity or idea).

Taut (adj) stretched or pulled tight; not slack

Tentative (adj) not certain or fixed; provisional; done without confidence; hesitant

Weary (adj) feeling or showing tiredness, especially as a result of excessive exertion or lack of sleep