7th Grade Language Arts

week 13                                                                    Nov 18-22, 2019


Performance Task

Success Criteria



I can learn 7th grade words.

I can pick out several details from the text (RL.7.1)

I can examine text features such as italicization (RL.7.4)

I can analyze important quotations (RI.7.3)

10 min to practice 3b words (TEST Friday)

The Giver unit:

  • read ch 7 (10 min)
  • get ch. response Q’s (ch 7-9)

increase my vocabulary

-pick out details to support your answers on Q’s from ch 7

-know why an author would italicize words in text

-understand important quotations within the text



I can read 7th grade narrative fiction.I

 can analyze the author’s use of “mood” (RL.7.2)

I can examine a character’s point of view (RL.7.3)

I can write routinely over small time periods (free-write) (W.7.10)

7 minutes silent reading

The Giver unit:

  • read ch 8 (10 min)
  • free-write #5 “Isolation”
  • work time on Ch. Resp. Q’s (ch 7-9) -due Thurs

-increase my reading fluency

-understand what “mood” is in writing

-differentiate different characters points of view

-improve my writing skills



I can read 7th grade narrative fiction.

I can summarize text (RL.7.2)

I can cite textual evidence (RL.7.1)

7 minutes silent reading

The Giver unit:

  • read ch 9 (11 min)
  • work time on Ch. Resp. Q’s (ch 7-9)  -due tomorrow

-increase my reading fluency

-restate what the text says in my own words

-find evidence in the text to support my thinking



I can read 7th grade narrative fiction.

I can analyze how plot, setting or characters work in a text (RL.7.3)

I can make inferences based on what the text says (RL.7.1)

7 minutes silent reading

The Giver unit:

  • Ch. Resp. Q’s (ch 7-9) due
  • read ch 10 (14 min)
  • free-write #6 “Respect”
  • work on questions from ch 10

-increase my reading fluency

-see the differences in the two areas of Jonas’s community, and see how each impacts Jonas

-make an inference based on context clues of the text



I can use 7th grade vocabulary words

I can read 7th grade narrative fiction


silent reading remainder of hour

-earn 80% or better on TEST

-increase my reading fluency

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3 Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.3 Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).

all the time:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.10 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.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3 Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.