• Q2 Week 1: October 11-15

    Standards Covered this Week:

    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).

    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.

    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: 

    • Lesson 7 Independent Practice--in class on Wednesday, October 13 (DAILY GRADE)
    • Week 1 Homework: "Sweet, Difficult Sounds"--story and questions, due Friday, October 15 (DAILY GRADE)

    Daily Plans:

    Monday, October 11:

    • Bellwork: Students and teacher will read page 61 in the Ready book (introduction to Lesson 7)
    • Teacher Input/Group Practice: Students and teacher will read and discuss "A Different Day" on pages 62-63 in the Ready workbook and complete the practices that follow.
    • Teacher Input/Group Practice: Students and teacher will read and discuss "The Selfish Giant," by Oscar Wilde.
    • HOMEWORK: "Sweet, Difficult Sounds"--story and questions

    Tuesday, October 12:

    • Bellwork: Students will write sentences using the conjuntions "but," because," and "so"
    • Guided Practice: Students and teacher will read and discuss "The Substitute" on page 64 of the Ready workbook. Students will answer the questions on page 65.
    • Teacher Input/Group Practice: Students and teacher will read and discuss "The Treasure of Lemon Brown," by Walter Dean Myers.
    • HOMEWORK: "Sweet, Difficult Sounds"--story and questions

    Wednesday, October 13:

    • Bellwork: Students will answer a short writing prompt about "The Treasure of Lemon Brown."
    • Independent Practice: "excerpt from Little Women,' from the Ready workbook (DAILY GRADE)
    • Early Finishers may work on the homework assignment.
    • HOMEWORK: "Sweet, Difficult Sounds"--story and questions

    Thursday, October 14:

    • Bellwork: Students will read "How the Need to Belong Influences Human Behavior and Motivation."
    • Teacher Input: The teacher will introduce this quarter's extended text, Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science.
    • Teacher Input/Group Practice: Students and teacher will begin reading Phineas Gage.
    • HOMEWORK: "Sweet, Difficult Sounds"--story and questions

    Friday, October 15:

    • Bellwork: The teacher and students will go over this week's homework (Students will submit homework for a DAILY GRADE).
    • Independent Practice: Students will spend the rest of class working on their Q2 i-Ready Reading lessons.