Q3W7, February 13 – 17

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level7
Week #7
Unit of InstructionTake Control
Standard(s) Taught

Explain how individual text sections and/or features convey a purpose in texts ELA.7.R.2.1
Integrate academic vocabulary appropriate to grade level in speaking and writing ELA.7.V.1.1
Apply knowledge of context clues, figurative, language, word relationships, reference materials, and/or background knowledge to determine the connotative and denotative meaning of words and phrases ELA.7.V.1.3

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

I will cite evidence and evaluate details.

I will determine the author’s purpose.

I will analyze how text features/sections convey purpose.

I will identify the connotative and denotative meaning of words.

Classroom Activities


HMH Textbook 

  • Determine Author’s Purpose, p. 153
  • Cite Evidence and Evaluate Details, p. 153
  • Focus on Genre, p. 153
  • Read paragraphs 1–10, pp. 155–157
  • Day One Quick Check


  • Read paragraphs 1121, pp. 158161
  • Reflect on reading – connect to the Essential Question, p. 159
  • Day Two Quick Check


  • DEAR Time (25 minutes)
  • Double-Entry Journal (20 minutes)


Bell ringer-  Expand Your Vocabulary: Practice and Apply, p.164


  • Analyzing the Text questions pg 162 (complete in groups and review as a class)
  • Selection Test (online)
  • Connect to the essential question writing response




Assignments Due

Analyzing the Text questions (formative)

Write Your Own Sonnet (summative) –  assigned last week 


Additional Resources

If students are absent, they may makeup their work during DEAR Time on Wednesdays, or at home. They can access the online textbook at home.

HMH Online Textbook

  • go to: https://www.hmhco.com/
  • Log-in and be sure to select Volusia County Charter Dist
  • User – Alpha Code
  • Password – birthday




ESE – Special Considerations based on IEP

504– Special Considerations based on Accommodation Plan

ESOL – Appropriate printed material, pre-teaching activities, various instructional approaches, student engagement and thinking activities, differentiation, check for content comprehension, resources for assistance, reinforce study skills, linguistic modifications, specific vocabulary, alternative assessment.