7th Grade Advanced ELA

DAR MIDDLE SCHOOL

Subject: 7th Advanced ELA

2017-2018

Teacher: Rhonda Starnes

Contact: starnesr@marshallk12.org

The teacher may give additional tests, quizzes or assignments at his/her discretion. Students should see the teacher for specific dates and times of what was covered during an absence from class.

The teacher reserves the right to modify this schedule as needed. Students are responsible for knowing about modifications announced in class.

 

Dates

Activities

Assignments

March 12 - 16 DGP: No DGP This week
Grammar Focus: Commas
Writing Focus: Expository Essay
Public Speaking Focus: How-To
DGP Test Week 23
How-To Essay
March 26 - 30 DGP: Week 24
Reading Skill: Cause and Effect 
Reading Focus: Folk Literature
Stories: "Icarus and Daedalus" and "Demeter and Persephone"
DGP week 24 test
Formal Assessment on "Icarus and Daedalus" and "Demeter and Persephone"
Vocabulary test
April 2 - 6
Free Read Due 4/6

DGP: Week 25
Grammar Focus: Capitalization
Reading Skill: Compare and Contrast
Literary Analysis: Cultural Context
Literary Focus: Folk Literature
Stories: “Sun and Moon in a Box” and “How the Snake Got Poison”
Free Read Book Cover Project


DGP week 25 test
Formal Assessment: selection readings
* Note * Free Read Assessment should be completed by Friday. 

April 9 - 13
DGP: No DGP this week
Global Scholar Testing
Reading Focus: Required Read 
Required Read

April 16 - 20 DGP: Week 27
Reading Skill: Making Predictions
Literary Analysis: Character growth
Novel: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (ch. 1 - 4)


Various handouts
Summary of chapters 1-4
April 23 - 27 DGP: Week 28
Reading Skill: Making Predictions
Literary Analysis: Theme
Novel: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (ch 5-16)

DGP week 27 test
vocabulary test
Chapter checks
Various handouts
April 30 - May 4
Required Read Due 5/4
DGP: Week 29
Reading Skill: Making Predictions
Literary Analysis: Figurative Language
Novel: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (ch 17-27)
DGP week 28 test
Vocabulary test
Novel Test
May 7 - 11


DGP: Week 30
Review Grammar and Writing Skills
DGP week 29 test 
May 14 - 18
Semester Exams 5/16-5/18

Awards Day 5/21
Review for Semester Exams

Semester Exams

Course of Study

8. Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history. [RL.7.9]

9. 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. [RL.7.10]

16. Compare and contrast a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of the text, analyzing each medium’s portrayal of the subject (e.g., how the delivery of a speech affects the impact of the words). [RI.7.7]

19. 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. [RI.7.10]

39d. Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary). [L.7.4d]

 

 

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