Welcome to 7th Grade ELA!

  • April 11 - 15 

    Monday 

    Lesson 3 BTS 

    Read "The People Could Fly" pg5 in Guidebook

    Fill out the character T-chart found on canvas under lesson 5 

    Leap Review 

     

    Tuesday 

    Lesson 4 

    Compare / Contrast fictional vs non-fictional text 

    Complete the following on canvas:

    "Lets discuss authors purpose" 

    Reading log L4 

    Leap Review 

     

    Wednesday

    Cont L4 as needed 

    Lesson 5 

    Cont to compare/contrast 

    Read Ch 1 Behind the Scenes found in pink wb 

    Annotate and work on vocab. 

    Leap Review

     

    Thursday 

    Cont Lesson 5 

    Complete Reading Log L5 found on canvas 

    Check all work from the week 

     

    Friday

    NO SCHOOL 

    HAPPY SPRING BREAK! 

     

     

     

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  • March 28th - April 1st

    Monday 

    Lesson 30 - Drafting conclusions. Students will continue working on CWT 

    Tuesday 

    Lesson 31 Revising essays to include adjectives and nouns. Students will continue working on CWT 

    Wednesday 

    Lesson 32 Revising - Editing- Publishing CWT essays. Students will conduct a peer review and turn in final copies. 

    Thursday 

    Cold read task 

    Friday 

    Leap practice 

    Introduction to the next unit "Behind the Scenes" 

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  • March 21 - 25 

    Monday 

    Lesson 27 

    Practice cold read

    Read Ch 9 WIB and write a timed response

     

    Tuesday 

    Lesson 28 Compare/contrast video to text 

    Watch the video "Finding remains" posted on canvas. 

    Complete the Venn Diagram h/o posted on canvas under lesson 28 WIB 

     

    Wednesday 

    LEAP practice 

    Lesson 29 

    Finish reading Ch 9 WIB 

    Review CWT 

    Complete Evidence chart posted on canvas under lesson 29

     

    Thursday

    Lesson 30

    Drafting a conclusion

    Class discussion on finding the most important information in a text 

    Students will work on drafting essays

     

    Friday 

    Lessons 31/32

    Drafting and revising CWT essays 

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  • March 14 - 18

    Monday

    No School - Teacher in service 

     

    Tuesday

    Lesson 25 Summarizing a text and identifying the central idea 

    Read Ch 7 WIB

    Fill out Summary h/o and analyzing graphic organizer h/o both located on canvas

    Write a summary on Ch 7 

    Wednesday 

    Lesson 26 Structuring a logical argument that demonstrates understanding of a text 

    Read Ch 8 WIB 

    Fill out developing reasoning h/o and cont. working on analyzing graphic organizer h/o both located on canvas 

    Thursday 

    Ch 6 WIB Quiz 

    Vocabulary and leap practice 

    Begin Lesson 27 

    Friday 

    Lesson 27 continued 

    Practice Cold Read 

    Read Ch 9 WIB 

    Cont. on analyzing graphic organizer h/o located on canvas 

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  • Mar 7 - 11 

    Monday 

    Lesson 22 

    Review Discussion prep handout and unbiased handout 

    Mock Discussion 

     

    Tuesday 

    Inter-class discussion 

     

    Wednesday 

    Leap Practice Writing 

    Lesson 23 

    Read Ch 5 WIB 

    Fill out Analyzing Graphic Organizer handout (posted on canvas) 

    Complete Reading log for lesson 23 on Canvas 

     

    Thursday 

    Lesson 24 

    Read Ch 6 WIB 

    Complete Analyzing Graphic Organizer handout 

    Complete Reading log for lesson 24 on Canvas 

     

    Friday 

    Lesson 25 

    Read Ch 7 WIB 

    Complete Summary handout posted on Canvas 

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  • Feb 28- Mar 4

     

    Mon 

    MARDI GRAS BREAK

    Tues

    MARDI GRAS BREAK 

    Wed 

    MARDI GRAS BREAK 

     

    Thursday 

    Welcome back! 

    Before the section vocabulary chart 

    Leap Practice writing 

    Section Quiz 

     

    Friday 

    Lets prepare for inter-class discussion 

    Unbiased handout 

    Discussion Prep handout 

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  • February 21st - 25th

    Monday 

    Lesson 20 - Analyzing how an author develops contrasting points of view in a literacy text 

    You will need:

    "Indian" handout and Graphic Organizer 

    Check your understanding by filling out the Reading log Lesson 20 on Canvas 

     

    Tuesday 

    Lesson 21 - Analyzing how the structure of a poem impacts its meaning 

    You will need: 

    TPCASTT on pg 38 in workbook

    Pocahontas by William Thankary pg 36-37 in wb 

    Check your understanding by filling out the Reading log lesson 21 on Canvas 

     

    Wednesday  RTI 3rd HOUR 

    Leap practice writing 

    Lesson 22 - Engaging in a class debate to express opinions supported by text evidence 

    You will need: 

    All handouts from the week 

    Written in Bone

    Blood on the River 

    Prepare for a class debate responding to the question "Why study so many different voices?"

     

    Thursday 

    Continue Lesson 22 

    Class Debate "Why study so many different voices across text?"

    Read Chapter in Blood on the River and complete reading log for the chapter

     

    Friday 

    QUIZ 

    Read Chapter in Blood on the River and complete reading log for the chapter 

    Have a safe and fun MARDI GRAS BREAK!! 

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  • February 14th - 18th 

    Monday 

    Vanentines Day! Students may wear school appropriate pink or red shirts with uniform bottom

    Section QUIZ

    Read Chapters 15 and 16 in Bloon on the River and answer reading log questions 

     

    Tuesday 

    Lesson 18 - Analyzing how an author develops contrasting points of view in text 

    Read Blood on the River stopping to analyze contrasting points of view using the Graphic Organizer on pages 34 and 35 in the workbook

     

    Wednesday - Continue with lesson 18 

    Read Chapter 21 Blood on the River and update the graphic organizer chart. 

    Complete all reading log questions for chapters 18-21 

     

    Thursday 

    Read Chapters 22 and 23 in Blood on the River 

    Complete reading log questions on both chapters 

    Update Graphic Organizer Chart on pages 34 - 35 in the workbook 

     

    Friday 

    Class discussion on this week's lessons. Complete the "Check your understanding" on canvas. 

    Lesson 19 - Analyzing further how an author develops contrasting points of view in a literary text 

    Read Chapters 24 and 25 in Blood on the River 

    Complete reading log and update graphic organizer 

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  • Feb. 7th - 11th 

    Monday 

    Lesson 15 - Prerparing claims, reasons and evidence for a class debate. 

    *Reading Log on canvas 

     

    Tuesday 

    Lesson 16 - Articulate your understading of character and setting through a debate 

    Student write final claim on Character over Setting 

    Final prep for class debate. Complete h/o in workbook pages 28-32

     

    Wednesday 

    Continue lesson 16 as needed 

    Interclass debate - Character vs Setting 

     

    Thursday 

    Lesson 17 - Comparing/contrasting literary and informational text 

    Read June July 1607 as a class 

    Respond to Reading Log on Canvas 

    Complete h/o page 33 in workbook 

     

    Friday 

    Continue Less 17 as needed 

    SECTION QUIZ 

    Read Ch. in Blood on the RIver and complete reading log 

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  • Jan 31 - Feb 4

    Monday 

    *At home writing assignment due

    Reviewing and writing essays 

     

    Tuesday 

    Reviewing and writing essays 

     

    Wednesday 

    Section Quiz 

     

    Thursday 

    Lesson 13 

    Analyzing how the setting and characters interact. 

     

    Friday 

    Lesson 14 

    Analyzing how the setting and characters interact and identifying text evidence to support it. 

    Students work in pairs to annotate Blood on the River Ch 11 and 12 

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  • Jan 24 - 28 

    Monday Lesson 10 

    Identifying claims and analyzing text 

    Read August - September 1607 and create claim.

    Log onto Canvas and fill out "Lets express our understanding" 

    Read Ch. Blood on the River and fill out reading log 

     

    Tuesday Lesson 11 

    Comparing and contrasting 

    Fill our soapstone on pg 26 in wb 

     

    Wednesday 

    Lesson 12 Analyzing interactions 

    Continue working on soapstone pg 26 in wb 

    *At home writing assignment given and explained. DUE DATE MONDAY JAN 31 

     

    Thursday 

    Cont. Lesson 12 as needed 

    Read Ch Blood on the River and reading log 

    Students are given bell ringer time to get help on writing assignment. 

     

    Friday 

    Check Canvas and complete reading logs 

    Review test and all work from the week. 

    Being Lesson 13 

    Students are given bell ringer time to ask for help on writing assignment 

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  • Jan 10 - 14

    Monday 

    Lesson 7 Continued 

    Determine the main idea of each section. 

    Reflect on chapter 1 using graphic organizer handout. 

    Group work - Read Chapter 2 Written in Bone. Using sticky notes to determine main ideas of each section of the chapter. 

     

    Tuesday

    Vocab Quiz "Ode to the Virginian Voyage" 

    Continue Lesson 7 as needed. 

    Read Chapter in Blood on the River 

     

    Wednesday 

    Lesson 8

    Analyzing how an author structures sections 

    Read Chaper 3 Written in Bone as a class. Have pairs reflect on main and central ideas using sticky notes. 

    Fill out Graphic Organizer handout. 

     

    Thursday 

    Continue Lesson 8 

    Participate in all class discussions and discussion boards

    Answer and turn in "Lets express our understanding" on Canvas

    Read Chapter in Blood on the River 

     

    Friday 

    Lesson 9 

    Group work - Reread chapters 2 and 3 in Written in Bone identifying interactions between individuals, events and ideas and determine how those interactions lead to the conclusion in the text.  

    Answer "Lets express our understanding" on canvas and submit. 

     

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  • Jan 3

    Teacher in-service 

    NO SCHOOL for students

     

    Jan 4

    Students return from break

    Lesson 5 Section 2 

    Determining the meaning of unfamilar words and paraphrasing 

    Reread "Ode to the Virgina Voyage" by Michael Drayton 

    Read one Chapter in Blood on the River 

     

    Jan 5

    Continue Lesson 5

    Review unfamilar words and paraphrasing 

    Work with a oartner to make study guides 

     

    Jan 6

    Lesson 6 

    Analyzing how structure and an author's word choice impact a poem's meaning 

    Complete Lesson 5 and 6 reading log and upload to canvas 

     

    Jan 7

    SECTION 1 and 2 QUIZ

    Lesson 7 

    Determining the central idea of a text and how the author develops the central idea 

    Read Chapter in Blood on the River 

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  • December 13th - 17th 

    Monday 

    Lesson 4 

    Revising sentences to enhance reader engaement

    To do on canvas:

    1) Lets Discuss

    2) Lets Write 

    Read Chapter in Blood on the River

     

    Tuesday

    Lesson 5 Determinging the meaning of unfamilar words and paraphrasing poetry 

    Read "Ode to the Virginia Voyage" by Michael Drayton

    Use context clues to determine meanings 

     

    Wednesday 

    Continue Lesson 5

    Chapter 1 Writting in Bone Vocab Quiz 

    Read Chapter in Blood on the River 

     

    Thursday 

    QUIZ Greek/Latin Roots 

    Read Chapter in Blood on the River 

     

    Friday

    Review Quizes and all work from the week 

    MERRY CHRISTMAS BREAK!

     

     

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  • December 6th - 10th

     

    Monday 

    Lesson 1 Written in Bone 

    Determining the meaning of unknown and multiple words

    Read paragraphs 1 and 2 

    Participate in discussion boards on canvas

     

    Tuesday

    Lesson 2 

    Identifying conclusions and evaluating informational text

    Read Chapter 1 Written in Bone

    Answer and participate in the following discussion boards on canvas 

    Lets work with words and reading logs 

     

    Wednesday

    Lesson 3

    Analyzing the features and an authors craft moves in informational text 

    Lets read and discuss 

    Students re-read chapter 1 and label important information with sticky notes

     

    Thursday

    Lesson 4 

    Revising sentences to enhance reader engagement and precise meaning

    Participate in the following discussion boards on canvas

    Lets Discuss

    Lets Write

     

    Friday

    Continue lesson 4 

    Catch up on all work from the week 

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  • Lesson Plan Outline 

    November 15th - 19th 

     

    Monday 

    Lesson 35

    Analyzing themes 

    Review Culminating writing task and essay rubric 

     

    Tuesday

    Lesson 36

    Preparing your essay / prewriting 

     

    Wednesday 

    Lesson 37 

    Preparing 1st draft of essay 

     

    Thursday 

    Lesson 38 

    Peer reviews / frist essay draft due 

     

    Friday 

    The Giver Movie 

     

    Happy Thanksgiving Break! 

     

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  • Lesson Plan Outline 

    November 8th-12th

    Monday

    Lesson 31

    Read and summarize "Harrison Bergeron" 

    Determine the meaning of unfamilar words 

    Participate in discussion boards on canvas 

    Write a paragraph 

     

    Tuesday

    Lesson 32

    Re-read Harrison Bergeron and analyze characters in the text by citing evidence. 

    Participate in discussion boards on canvas 

     

    Wednesday

    Lesson 33 

    Determine a Theme of "Harrison Bergeron" as it relates to equality and individuality. 

    Participate in all class discussions and discussion boards on canvas

     

    Thursday 

    No School/ Veterans Day

     

    Friday

    Lesson 34 

    Paragraph writing 

     

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  • Lesson Plan Outline 

    NOVEMBER 1-5th 

    Monday

    Lesson 29 

    Analyze the text's conclusion

    Read Chapter 23 and complete a  3 2 1 

    Answer split pg notes page 175 in wb

    Tuesday 

    Lesson 30

    Develop and present a text - based claim about the text.

    Answer split page notes page 176 in wb

    SPEED DEBATE 

    Wednesday

    Section 7 quiz 

    Brainstorm and conduct prewriting for "Chapter 24"

    Thursday

    Work on prewriting/rough drafts for "Chapter 24"

    Friday

    Lesson 31 

    Summarize "Harrison Bergeron" 

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  • Lesson Plan Outline Oct. 25-29th

     

    Monday

    Lesson 27 

    Read Chapters 20 and 21 in The Giver 

    Fill out a 3 2 1 work sheet for each chapter 

     

    Tuesday 

    Continue Lesson 27

    Participate in class discussions and discussion boards on canvas. Turn in all work by the end of class. 

     

    Wednesday

    Lesson 27

    Participate in Discussion Boards on Canvas

    Participate in Gallery Walk

    Practice Speed Debate 

     

    Thursday

    Quiz 

     

    Friday 

    Lesson 28

    Vote on class rules for speed debate

    Read Chapters 22 and 23 in The Giver and fill out a 3 2 1 worksheet for each chapter 

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  • Lesson Plan Outline October 18th- 22nd

     

    Monday 

    NO SCHOOL 

     

    Tuesday

    Lesson 24

    Analyze Jonas's point of view compared to others in his community

    You will need: 

    The Giver

    Split Page Notes pgs 172 in wb

    incident Chart pg 174 in wb 

    Read Chapter 17 The Giver 

     

    Wednesday 

    Lesson 25

    Determine word meaning and their connotations. Analyze incidents of release of plot impact characters

    You will need:

    The Giver - Read Chapter 18

    Split Page Notes pg 173 in wb

    Incident Chart pg 174 in wb

    Vocab Chart pg 186 in wb

     

    Thursday 

    Lesson 26

    Analyze how Jonas's perspective about release differs from others in his community 

    You will need:

    The Giver

    Incident Chart pg 186 in wb

    Participate in all class discussions and discussion boards on canvas

     

    Friday

    Review all work from the week. 

    Begin Lesson 27

    Discuss and identify themes of The Giver. Explain how Jonas's new knowledge of release helps to develop and convey the theme. 

    Participate in all class discussions and discussion boards on Canvas

     

     

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  • Lesson Plan Outline October 11th - 15th 

     

    Monday

    No School / Fall Break 

    Tuesday

    No School / Fall Break 

    Wednesday 

    Lesson 22

    Determining Themes 

    Students will read and determing the themes of two poems. "Imagine" by John Lennon and "The Human Abstract" by William Blake

    Thursday 

    Lesson 23

    Class Philosophical Charis Debate

    Students will engage in a class scholarly debate to connect ideas from "Imagine" "The Human Abstract" and "The Giver" 

    Friday

    QUIZ

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  • Lesson Plan Outline 

    Oct. 4th - 8th

     

    Monday

    Lesson 18 - Write Share Edit Claim

    Write claim and begin working on paragraph  

    Read Chapter 15 in The Giver and complete 3 2 1 

     

    Tuesday

    Lesson 19 Compare and contrast ideas across text 

    Continue writing support/challenge paragraphs 

     

    Wednesday 

    Lesson 20 Analyze The Givers perspective 

    Complete Split pg notes pages 166-167 in WB questions 1-3 

    Review Paragraphs 

     

    Thursday 

    Lesson 21 

    Read Chap 16 and complete 3 2 1 

    Analyze changes in Jonas's perspective 

    Answer question 4 in split page notes page 167 in WB citing evidence to support your answer 

     

    Friday 

    Lesson 22 

    Determine themes and connect them to The Giver 

    Read "The Human Abstract" pg 170 in WB

    Listen to "Imagine" by John Lennon 

    Participate in class discussion on canvas answering the question "How do "The Human Abstract" and "Imagine" connect to the "The Giver?" 

    Complete TP-CASTT poetry analysis in WB pg 171

     

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  • Lesson Plan Outline Sept. 27th - Oct 1st 

    Monday - 

    Cold Read 

    Lesson 14

    Review Indepenedent reading novels 

    Tuesday-

    Lesson 15 

    Review the Preamble 

    Students will be given a research topic to determine if it supports or challenges a right 

    Answer all daily assignments and discussions on Canvas

    Wednesday-

    Lesson 16

    Review credible sources and research topic 

    Answer all daily assignments and discussions on Canvas

    Thursday-

    Continue Lesson 16 as needed 

    Begin Lesson 17 

    Read ch 13 and fill out a 3 2 1 summary sheet

    Answer all daily assignments and discussions on Canvas

    Friday- 

    Lesson 17

    Read ch 14 and fill out a 3 2 1 summary sheet 

    Complete article summary

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  • Sept. 20th - 24th 

     

    Monday 

    Lesson 11

    Practice cold read

    early finishers will work on writing skills 

     

    Tuesday 

    Lesson 12 

    Review Cold Read

    Compare and Contrast The Hunger Games / The Giver

    Answer the discussion question posted in Canvas under daily assignments 

     

    Wednesday 

    Lesson 13

    Compare and contrast film and text verion of The Hunger Games and The Giver

    Complete discussions and writing assignments posted in Canvas under daily assignments 

    Work on T-Chart pg 159 in wb 

     

    Thursday 

    Half Day

    Students will work on independent reading novel and writing skills 

     

    Friday 

    Section QUIZ

    Early Finishers will work on indepenedent reading 

    Lesson 14 

    Discuss independent reading novel for extension task 

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  • Lesson Plan Outline Sept. 13th-17th

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  • Monday - School Closure / Weather  Lesson 10 

    Discussion on chapter 12 

    Paragraph writing using textual evidence 

    Tuesday -School Closure / Weather 

    Lesson 11

    Practice Cold Read Task

    Wednesday - Lesson 12

    Review Cold Read

    Class Discussion Board 

    Thursday - Lesson 13

    Compare and Contrast The Hunger Games and The Giver

    Class Discussion Board  

    Friday - Review day. Focus on writing skills. 

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  • Monday- No School / Labor Day

    Tuesday - Review Lesson 7 and have class discussion. Start lesson 8. Read chapters 9 and 10. 

    Wednesday - Continue Lesson 8. Read Chapter 11. 

    Thursday - Lesson 9. Review work from the week and quiz material. 

    Friday - Quiz on sections 1 & 2 

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  • You can find an outline for weekly lessons plans on the blackboard tab. 

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