• Q3 Week 1: January 10-14

    Upcoming Assessments: 

    • 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. 

     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.

    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)

    Daily Plans:

    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.