English Language Arts and Reading, Grade 7 PreAP Plans for the Week of September 16 ,2013

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September 16

Class Activities: 
1. Warm-Up: Literary Terms Notes
2. Plot "The Dinner Party"
3. *If time, begin reading "RTT"

Homework: Study "RTT" vocabulary and new literary terms (quiz on Thursday!) Quizlet: http://quizlet.com/_fnxq7


September 17

Class Activities: 
1. Warm-Up: Jeff Anderson writing exercise (write two words on board [i.e. "fledgling" and "singe"] and have students write in journal for two minutes about these two words)
2. Read/listen to "RTT"
3. "RTT" Reading Check

Homework: 
1. "RTT" Literary Devices Practice due tomorrow!
2. Study "RTT" vocabulary and new literary terms (quiz on Thursday!) Quizlet: http://quizlet.com/_fnxq7


September 18

Class Activities: 
1. Warm-Up: "RTT" Recap (character, setting, plot & vocab/lit terms) 
2. "RTT" Plot Diagram (individual)
3"RTT" Literary Devices (individual) 

Homework: Study "RTT" vocabulary and new literary terms (quiz tomorrow!) Quizlet: http://quizlet.com/_fnxq7


September 19

1. Warm-Up: "RTT" Q&A (refresh vocab + lit. devices)
2. "RTT" Vocab/Lit. Terms Quiz
3. Pass out "Rats" non-fiction article reading (3-2-1)

Homework: Read "Rats" article and be prepared for reading check!

September 20

Class Activities: 
1. Warm-Up: "Three Skeleton Key" Reading Check (formative)
2. Table Work: "Three Skeleton Key" Plot 
3. Begin working on HW

Homework: Re-read "Three Skeleton Key" and highlight at least FOUR examples of each sense (imagery--sight, sound, touch/feel, smell, taste). Make a key on final page of story that designates what colors represent each sense.