Syllabus

Quarter One- ELA Seventh Grade Syllabus

ELA Grading Scale:

  • Classwork/Quizzes - 50%

  • Tests/Projects - 40%

  • Homework - 10%


Detailed directions and rubrics are provided for all projects as they come.

Assignment rubrics require a minimum of student/teacher evaluation.

Timeline

What is my focus & objective?

What will I be expected to do?

Week 1


August 28- Sept 1

1.     Procedures & Expectations of a 21st Century Learner

2.     Spelling & Reading Comprehension Pre-Assessments

3.     Data Analysis

o    Understand and apply productive procedures within the classroom & school for a successful year

o    Apply prior knowledge to vocabulary and comprehension cold-read texts/lists in order to assess areas of needed growth

o    Set up Data Notebooks & discuss & understand the meaning/use of Lexile levels, SGP, personal learning goals, and reflection.

o    Understand expectations for Data Notebooks & the Growth Mindset for the year.

Week 2-3


September 4 -15

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

  • Elements of Fictional Text


o    Understand and apply elements of fiction to a variety of fictional texts both with teacher guidance & with self-selected texts

o    Identify, Understand and apply elements of fiction vocabulary below within a variety of fictional texts both with teacher guidance & independently

  • Character (Dynamic, Static)

  • Antagonist, Protagonist

  • Author’s Purpose/Point of View

  • Dialogue/Dialect

  • Genre & Style

  • Plot & Setting

  • Symbols

  • Theme

o    Create a Book Project to show mastery due week of September 11th

Week 4 & 5


September 18-29

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.


RI.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.

o    Understand & apply Inference formula (TC+BK+V=I) to a grade level text both with teacher guidance and independently

o    Analyze a given text using the Inference formula & construct thinking in proof statement to prove thinking

o    Design & Construct Mystery Bag Project to prove mastery of the inference skill due week of September 25th


Week 6 & 7


October 2-13

RL.7.1/RI.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.


RI.7.8 Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.


W.7.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

o    Apply, Analyze, and Evaluate evidence presented within graphics and texts, in order to produce a claim & support with reasoning.

o    Construct an organized argument to support opinion/claim with relevant and sound reasoning both verbally, as well as, in written form.

o    Claim & Reasoning Detective Report will be due week of October 9th.

Week 8 & 9


October 16-27

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.


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


RL.7.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, both figuratively and literally.


o    Understand elements of fiction, as they apply to poetry

o    Analyze a given poetry text for the elements of fiction and the impact on the text, author’s purpose, theme, and overall structure.

o    Understand and analyze figurative language, as well as, symbols used within the text.

o    Produce & Present Edgar Allan Poe Project week of October 23rd.

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