7th Grade ELA

DAR MIDDLE SCHOOL

Subject: 7th 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 Grammar Focus: Parts of Speech
Reading Focus: AR (new goals)
N0 DGP this week! 
Students will be grouped into groups of four or less and each group will be tasked with creating a game to teach a grammar skill.
March 26 - 30 DGP: Week 24
Grammar Focus: Nouns
Reading Focus: Context Clues
Story: "Papa's Parrot" (pg 23-31)
DGP week 24
"Papa's Parrot" test
Correct/Resubmit Grammar Games
 April 2 - 6 DGP Week: 25
Grammar Focus: Personal Pronouns
Reading Focus: “All Summer in a Day”
Reading Skill: Author's Purpose
Literary Analysis: Setting
DGP week 25
Grammar workbook pages 121-126
Vocabulary test
Assessment on "All Summer in a Day"
April 9 -13 DGP: No DGP this week
Global Scholar Testing
Reading Focus: AR
AR reading
April 16 - 20 DGP: Week 27
Novel Study: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (ch. 1 - 4)
Reading Skill: Making Predictions
Literary Analysis: Setting
Vocabulary test (Friday)
Various worksheets
Summary of chapters 1-4
April 23 -27  DGP: week 28
Novel Study: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (ch. 5-10)
Reading Skill: Making Predictions
Literary Analysis: Character Growth
DGP: week 27 test
Various worksheets
Chapter quizzes
April 20 - May 4
AR Due May 4
DGP: Week 29
Novel Study: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (ch. 10-12)
Reading Skill: Making Predictions
Literary Analysis: Theme
 DGP: week 28 test
Novel test
AR
May 7 - 11 DGP: week 30
Grammar and Writing Review
 
May - 14-18
​Awards Day - May 21
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]