• Q2 Week 3: October 25-29

    Standards Covered this Week:

    RL.7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

    RL.7.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an accurate summary of the text based upon this analysis.

    RL.7.3 Analyze how particular elements of a literary text interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).

    W.7.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

    Ongoing Standards:

    RL.7.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

    RI.7.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

    W.7.10: Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

    Assignments: 

    • Unit Test: Wednesday, October 27 (ASSESSMENT GRADE)
    • Informative essay on a brain injury survivor: due Friday, October 29 (DAILY GRADE)

    Daily Plans:

    Monday, October 18:

    • Bellwork: Students will complete an ACT prep activity on punctuation.
    • Students and teacher will read and discuss "The Tell-Tale Heart," by Edgar Allan Poe.
    • HOMEWORK: None

    Tuesday, October 19:

    • Bellwork: Students will work in groups to write scary stories starting with the same writing prompt.
    • Students and teacher will read and discuss "The Elevator," by William Sleator.
    • HOMEWORK: None

    Wednesday, October 20:

    • Students will take the Unit 2 test.
    • Early Finishers will continue to read Phineas Gage and work on guided notes.
    • HOMEWORK: None.

    Thursday, October 21:

    • Bellwork: Students will review a slide presentation about informative/explanatory writing.
    • Students and teacher will research, plan, and write a short essay about a brain injury survivor.
    • HOMEWORK: Finish informative essay (DUE FRIDAY)

    Friday, October 22:

    • Bellwork: Students will finish and submit their informative essays.
    • Students will work on i-Ready reading lessons.