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Week of August 28-September 1, 2017

Weekly Objectives: Review academic and story vocabulary and practice inferencing skills.  Learn how to cite text for constructed response questions.

Monday – Students will complete study guide for test over Seventh Grade on Wednesday.

Tuesday – As a class we will review the study guide to insure everyone has the correct answers.  Teacher will read aloud from The Man Who Loved Clowns.  Students will practice identifying the story parts from that story.

Wednesday –  Test over Seventh Grade

Thursday – As a class, we will do an activity which teaches students how to cite information from the text for constructed response questions.

 Friday – Students will practice independently citing text.

 

Week of September 4-8, 2017

Weekly Objectives: Introduce and review story vocabulary, practice identifying internal/external conflict, and general comprehension of text. 

Monday – No School - Labor Day

Tuesday – Teacher will introduce vocabulary and internal/external conflict. Students will complete guided reading questions as they read Thank You Ma’am with a partner.

Wednesday –  Students will complete vocabulary practice and conflict chart. Students will complete study guide for test over Thank You Ma’am on Friday.

Thursday – As a class we will review the study guide to insure everyone has the correct answers.  Assess vocabulary application.

Friday – Test over Thank You Ma’am (Continued to next week)

 

Week of September 11-15, 2017

Weekly Objectives: Assess story vocabulary, internal/external conflict, and general comprehension of text. Read and analyze non-fiction and compose historical fiction essay.

MondayThank You M’am test

Tuesday – Teacher will introduce vocabulary for non-fiction text Always Remember about 9/11.  Students will read and discuss the story in small groups.  As a small group, they will answer the comprehension questions.

Wednesday –  Students will complete vocabulary assignment on iPad.  As a class, we will discuss what they  learned from the story.  Students will begin writing a historical fiction story in which the students will pretend they were there that day and use actual facts of the event in their stories.

Thursday – Assess vocabulary application.  Students will continue to work on historical fiction piece.

Friday – Review previously taught skills through a review game, and give students an opportunity to share their historical fiction story with the class.

 

Week of September 18-22, 2017

Weekly Objectives: Introduce and assess story vocabulary, cause & effect, point of view, context clues, and general comprehension of text. Read and analyze Dirk the Protector.

Monday – NO School

Tuesday – Complete historical fiction essay & submit through Google Docs.  Introduce vocab for Dirk the Protector.

Wednesday – Students will use vocab in sentences.  Students will work on context clue activity. As a class, we will discuss points of view, and student will need to decide the point of view for the story.  Students will read and discuss the Dirk the Protector in small groups.  As a small group, they will answer the comprehension questions.

Thursday – Students will complete vocabulary assignment on iPad.  Students will finish  reading story and answering questions.  As a class, we will discuss what they  learned from the story. (point of view, cause and effect, etc.)

Friday –Students will complete study guide for test on Monday.  Test moved to Tuesday because we needed more time to discuss the story.

 

 

Week of September 25-29, 2017

 

Weekly Objectives: Introduce and assess story vocabulary, cause & effect, point of view, context clues, and general comprehension of text. Read and analyze Rikki-tikki-tavi.

Monday – Complete Study Guide for Dirk the Protector

Tuesday – Assess skills and comprehension over Dirk the Protector.  Model reading

Wednesday – Students will look up the meanings of vocab for Rikki-tikki-tavi.  As a class, we will discuss feelings of suspense and foreshodowing.  Students will read and discuss the Rikki-tikki-tavi with a partner.  They will answer the comprehension questions.

Thursday – Students will use the vocab in sentences.  Students will finish  reading story and answering questions.  As a class, we will discuss what they  learned from the story. (point of view, cause and effect, foreshadowing, prediction, etc.)

Friday –Students will be assigned a story to read and answer comprehension questions and cause and effect activity. 

 

 

Week of October 9-13, 2017

Weekly Objectives:  Figurative Language

Monday – NO School

Tuesday – Students will complete an activity on figurative language and work on a personification activity

Wednesday –  Students will work in small groups.  They will be assigned figurative language (ie personification, metaphor, simile, etc.) and will have to develop a lesson to teach them to the class.

Thursday – Groups will take turns teaching their figurative language to the rest of the class.  Students will begin working on study guide for test over Rikki-tikki-tavi.

Friday – As a class we will go over the study guide and review for test on Monday.

Students have been assigned IXL lessons hat have been due for over two weeks.  Some students have not completed them and need to do so before this Friday, October 13.

 

 

Week of October 16-20, 2017

 

Weekly Objectives:  Skill Review and 1st Qtr. Assessment

Monday – Rikki-tikki-tavi test

Tuesday – As a class, we will review 1st qtr. skills for benchmark.

Wednesday –  Students will complete their 1st qtr. benchmark assessment.

Thursday –  1/2 day  Students will watch Rikki-tikki-tavi and complete a comparison chart to the story we read in class.

Friday – NO School!

REMINDER!!!  Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences are this Thursday, October 19.

 

Week of October 23-27, 2017

Weekly Objectives:  Compare and contrast written work with other media, simile and metaphor, prediction, character analysis, and theme

Monday – Complete benchmark and work on simile and metaphor activity

Tuesday – The class will watch Rikki-tikki-tavi and complete a venn diagram on the written story and video.

Wednesday –  Teacher will model character analysis and prediction through a read aloud.

Thursday – Introduce theme and how it differs from main idea.  As a class, the students will practice identifying themes.

Friday – Students will practice identifying theme.

 

Week of October 30- November 3, 2017

Weekly Objectives:  Theme, Review Figurative Language, Vocab., Author Mood, Tone, and Style

Monday – Students will define vocab and work independently a theme assignment.

Tuesday – Use vocab in own sentences. Kahoots

Wednesday –  Figurative Language Review 

Thursday – Introduce authors’ mood, tone, and style.  Identify the differences in them.  Begin reading The Only Girl in the World for Me with a partner.  Students will answer guided reading questions as they read.

Friday – Students will finish reading the story.  As a class we will discuss the story (style, character analysis, theme, etc.).

Early Dismissal on Tuesday, October 31st!

 

Week of November 6-10, 2017

Weekly Objectives:  Vocab. Review, Author Mood, Tone, and Style, Compare & Contrast, Analyze Texts

Monday – As a class, we will review vocab and discuss the story from last week and identify tone based on word choice by author and reader’s mood.

Tuesday – Students will read Breaking the Ice and answer guided reading questions as they read.

Wednesday – As a class, we will discuss the story from last week and identify tone based on word choice by author and reader’s mood.  Students will complete an activity on tone and mood.

Thursday – Students will complete a compare and contrast keynote on the two stories.

Friday – Students will finish their keynote and complete an assignment on compare and contrast

 

Week of November 13-17, 2017

Weekly Objectives:  Review Author Tone and Style and Reader’s Mood, Compare & Contrast, Analyze Texts

Monday – As a class, students will listen to four music clips and draw a picture of how the music makes them feel.  The will illustrate mood.

Tuesday – Students will analyze lyrics of popular songs to identify tone.  They will write down specific words from the lyrics to support their answer.

Wednesday – Students will read and analyze a passage where tone is prominent.

Thursday & Friday - Students will be given the opportunity to complete any unfinished assignments.  Students who have completed all assignments will watch a classic Dickens movie.

 

Week of November 27-December 1, 2017

Weekly Objectives: Build background knowledge on the Victorian Era and Charles Dickens’ life for the story A Christmas Carol.  Interpret information from graphic organizers.

Monday – No School - Teacher In-Service

Tuesday – Students will take notes on two articles over the Victorian Era.

Wednesday – As a class we will discuss the Victorian Era.  Students will begin taking notes on two articles on Charles Dickens’ life.

Thursday – Students will finish taking notes on Dickens’ life, and then we will discuss his life as a class.  Students will work on interpreting information from graphic organizers.

 Friday – Quiz using notes on Victorian Era and Dickens’ life.  Students will take turns introducing the characters in the play A Christmas Carol.

 

Week of December 4-8, 2017

Weekly Objectives: Identify differences between drama (plays) vs stories, read and interpret stage directions, vocabulary, and public speaking.

Monday-Friday:  The students will be acting out scenes 1 - 4 of A Christmas Carol

Monday & Tuesday – Students will learn vocabulary for scenes 1-2

Wednesday & Thursday – Students will learn vocabulary for scenes 3-4

 Friday – Finish acting out the scenes 1-4.

 

Week of December 11-15, 2017

Weekly Objectives:  Analyze theme and tone from the play, vocabulary, 2nd quarter review, and public speaking.

Monday & Tuesday – Students will learn vocabulary for scenes 5-6 and act out those scenes.

Wednesday - As a class, the students will complete study guide for test over A Christmas Carol.

Thursday – A Christmas Carol Test

Friday – Second quarter review activities

 

Week of December 18-20

We will be doing our 2nd quarter benchmark testing this week.

Reminder – We dismiss early on Wednesday, Dec. 20!

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

 

Week of January 4-5

Weekly Objectives:  Vocab & Fact vs Opinion

Thursday – Pretest on Reading for Information Unit.  Students will complete a vocab acitivity on What Do You Know About Sharks?

Friday – As a class, we will discern the difference between fact and opinion using various statements.  Students will be assigned an fact & opinion assignment.

 

Week of January 8-12

Weekly Objectives:  Review vocab & fact/opinion, indentify text features of non-fiction, comprehension skills, & indentify bias and load language sentences.

Monday:  Students will be introduced to the various text features using the story What Do You Know About Sharks?  They will be given an assignment to identify text features independently.

Tuesday:  As a class, we will review vocab & text features.  Students will have few minutes to complete yesterday’s assignment.  Students will be put in pairs to read and answer margin questions on What Do You Know About Sharks?

Wednesday:  Students will finish reading and answering questions over the story.  As a class, we will discuss what we learned from the story.  Students will be introduced to making an outline of the story using text features.

Thursday:  Students will complete an outline over the story they read.  They will do this with their partner.

Friday:  Snow Day!

Week of January 15-19 SNOW DAYS

Friday:  We will review fact/opinion and discuss bias and loaded language.  As a class, we will practice indentifying bias and loaded language sentences.  Students will be assigned as activity on bias.

 

Week of Janaury 22- 26

Weekly Objectives:  Idenditfy author’s attitude (positive, negative, or neutral bias) in informational writing, introduce and reveiw vocab, comprehension, supporting details, and review shark unit.

Monday:  Students will read three articles on sharks written from three different points of view.  They will be asked to identify the author’s attitude and then support their answew with evidence from the passage.

Tuesday:  As a class, we will go over the assignment from Monday.  Students will complete a vocab activity to learn the vocab for “Great White Sharks”.

Wednesday:  As a class, we will review vocab.  Students will read and answer questions with a partner the story “Great White Sharks”

Thursday:  Students will reading complete assignment from Wednesday and then we will discuss as a class.  Students will have a vocab review over story vocab.

Friday:  Students will complete study guide for shark unit.

TEST over the shark unit will be Tuesday, January 30.

 

Week of February 5-9

Weekly Objectives:  Introduce students to a variety of poetry, evaluate the meaning of figurative language as used in poetry, evaluate song lyrics

Monday:  Students will choose a song and evaluate the lyrics for the message or story.  They will write a short summary of the message.

Tuesday:  Students will share with the class the song they chose and what they feel the message is in the song.  Students will also evaluate figurative language.

Wednesday:  As a class we will discuss a variety of poetry and talk about the features of different poetry.  Students will take notes on poems.

Thursday:  Students will complete their notes on poetry and complete the activity of figuarative language.

Friday:  As a class we will begin to discuss The Charge of the Light Brigade.  We’ll look at how the poem can mean different things to different people.

 

Week of February 12-16

Weekly Objectives:  Continue reading variety of poetry and identify characteristics of each poem.

Monday:  Students will independently read Casey at the Bat, a narrative poem, and a anyalyze the poetic features and story.  

Tuesday:  Students will read two texts over 911, a free verse poem and article.  They will compare and contrast the two and identify features of the free verse poem.

Wednesday:  Students will evauate and analyze poetry on love.  They will identify various types of poems and give the meaning or story of the poems.

Thursday:  We will discuss as a class the lyric poem and how to identify it.  We will also review literal and figurative language meaning. Students will read with a partner a variety of lyric poems.

Friday:  Review of poetic concepts. We will work on line, stanza, and rhyme scheme.  Students will complete an activity on rhyme scheme.

 

Week of February 26-March 2

Weekly Objectives: Review poetry and introduce tall tales, myths, and fables

Monday:  Students will complete review assignment over poetry. 

Tuesday:  Students will complete study guide and practice test for test on Thursday.

Wednsday: Students will play a poetry review game.

Thursday:  Poetry test and make-up work day.

Thursday:  Introduce tall tales, myths, legends, and fables.

 

Week of March 5-9

Weekly Objuectives:  Become familiar with myths, legends, fables, and tall tales, practice listening comprehension, identify text structures, and cause & effect.  Presentation and public speaking

Monday:  Students will answer questions over material I read aloud to the class.

Tuesday:  Students will work in groups to create presentation of definition and characteristics of a myth, legend, fable, or tall tale.  They will find an example and highlight the specific characteristics.

Wednesday:  The students will make their presentations to the class.

Thursday:  Students will work on identifying text structures. (problem/solution, cause/effect, sequential, etc.)

Friday:  Students will identify cause and effect relationships.

 

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