Q3 Week 1: January 10-14
- February DCA: Tuesday, February 8 (ASSESSMENT GRADE)
- February Writing DCA: February 14 (ASSESSMENT GRADE)
- March DCA (exam): March 15 (ASSESSMENT GRADE)
Standards Covered this Week:
RL.7.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choice (e.g., alliteration)on meaning and tone.
W.7.3a-3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-strutured event sequences.
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.
SL.7.1: 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.
- Narrative Essay: Due Friday, January 21
- i-Ready Lesson: Due Friday, January 21 (Daily Grade--completion)
Monday, January 17:
- NO SCHOOL: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Tuesday, January 18:
- Bellwork: Students will read the introduction to Lesson 13 on page 129 in Ready ("Analyzing Rhyme and Repetition")
- We will read and discuss the texts on pages 130-133 in Ready and students will answer the corresponding questions.
- Dr. Shurley will introduce narrative writing and discuss this week's narrative writing assignment. Students will begin thinking about the subjects of their narrative essays.
Wednesday, January 19:
- Bellwork: Lesson 13 Independent Practice (DAILY GRADE)
- Students will choose a real or imagined event or experience as the topic for their personal narrative essay. They will complete a plot diagram and outline for prewriting and planning.
Thursday, January 20:
- Bellwork: Students will read the mentor text "Big Hal and the Metallic Roof" and complete the mentor text deep dive.
- Students will write the rough draft of their personal narrative on notebook paper.
Friday, January 21:
- Bellwork: "Dialogue Fun" and "Thoughtshots"
- Students will swap narrative rough drafts with a partner and complete the revision checklist.
- Students will write the final draft of their narrative in Google Classroom and submit it electronically.