Let`s think about it…

January 23, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Arts & Humanities, Performing Arts, Drama
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Lesson #1: Reviewing story elements in context.

Today’s FOCUS Standard: ELACC7RL3- Analyze how particular elements of a story interact (e.g. how settings shape the character’s or plot)

Let’s think about it… • How do you make a good impression? • Take a couple of minutes to discuss things that you do to make a good impression.

I am very impressed with the plot development in your story!

Before we read… • •

Let’s talk about the ways we can make connections with the text. There are 3 ways that we can connect to the text: 1. Text 2. Text 3. Text

self (Connecting the story to yourself) world (Connecting the story to some issue in the world) text (connecting the text to another text)

• Quiver: shake with a slight, rapid movement. • Linger: to continue to stay; delay leaving • Portly: stout or overweight. • Ferocity: fierceness or extreme intensity • Sheepishly: with a bashful or embarrassed look. • Unison: harmony or agreement; as with one voice. ELACC7L4 – Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases.

• “Seventh Grade” is set in Fresno, California, where Gary Soto, the author, grew up. Fresno is located southeast of San Francisco. It’s dry, hot summers and cool, humid winters, are excellent for growing grapes. A large number of Latino families live in Fresno’s vineyards (places where grapes are grown).

Turn to page 32 in your big read reading book. “Seventh Grade” by Gary Soto.

Learning Agenda 1. Review expectations 2. Seventh Grade by Gary Soto 3. Paste vocabulary to the “Spelling” section of your binder 4. Staple “Open House” flier to your agenda (September 10th) 5. Homework: Finish classwork

Focus Standard: ELACC7RL3 Analyze how particular elements of a story interact (e.g. how settings shape the character’s or plot)

Literary Analysis: Plot (p. 27) • Plot is what happens Check your work: in a story. 1.Victor gets his class schedule, which includes French. 2.Victor promises himself that 1. List the most Teresa will be his girlfriend this year. important events in 3.Victor is unfriendly to Teresa when the story, Seventh she says hello. Grade by Gary 4.Victor pretends he can speak Soto. 2. Place the number of French. 5.Teresa compliments Victor on the events in the being able to speak French. correct position on the diagram. 6.Mr. Bueller does not embarrass Victor in front of Teresa. **Time allowed: 10 minutes**

• Task:

Question Support (p. 35) 4. Students will list their strongest connection to the story and how that connection helped them to understand the story. 5. See answers below a. b. c. d.


6. C-He knows that Victor is faking and sympathizes with him. He also remembered when he tried to impress a girl in college by spending all of his money on her.

Cont. Question Support (p. 35) 7. See answers below embarrass Victor.  Exposition: 1 event  Resolution: Teresa asks Victor to teach  Rising action: 2 her how to speak events 8. A word or phrase should  Climax: Victor be underlined and an pretends to speak reason why should be French written on the lines.  Falling action: Teresa tells Victor that she did not know that he Total points available: 12 could speak French. The teacher does not

Vocabulary Study (p. 31) • Directions: As I read the passage to you, listen for each boldfaced word and clues to the meaning. • Check your answers below:

1.Sheepishly 2.Quiver 3.Unison 4.Linger 5.Portly 6.Ferocity

ELACC7RL4: Determine the meaning of words as they are used in a text

Total points available: ______ 6

Vocabulary Practice (p. 32) Part A 1.Ferocity 2.Linger 3.Quiver 4.Sheepishly 5.Portly 6.Unison

Part B 1.D 2.B 3.F 4.E 5.C 6.A

ELACC7L4.a: Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase. Total points available:

______ 12

Vocabulary Strategy (p. 33) The Latin Root lect Part A 1.Select 2.Election 3.Lecture 4.Elective 5.Selective

Part B 1.B 2.C 3.E 4.D 5.A

ELACC7L4.b: Use common, grade appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word Total points available:

______ 10

My response to Seventh Grade by Gary Soto • How does this short story relate to our Unit Theme: “Lean On Me?” • What important message do you take from this story? • Write a response in your Rewriter’s Notebook that answers both questions. ELACC7W10 – Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

Learning Agenda August 31, 2012 Periods 4 and 5 only

• Review for assessment • Assessment over Seventh Grade by Gary Soto – Use a blue or black pen only – Response questions should be answered in complete sentences. – Responses should also be written on the college rule paper that was provided.

• Staple and place your assessment in your period’s inbox. • Independent Reading • Have a great Labor Day weekend 

Due Tuesday • Summer reading • Bring a copy of All of the Above by Shelley Pearsall

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