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Week 3

Can you believe it’s Week 3 already?! Time flies. Here’s a quick gist of what we’ll be looking at this week:

ELA: Monday we’ll start looking at how to write an argumentative paragraph with supporting details. Tuesday and Wednesday we will be testing! So come well rested! Thursday and Friday we will be continuing with The Giver and its various components such as interpretations and symbolic rituals! Exciting stuff!

Standards:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.1

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

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.7.4
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.SL.7.4
Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

SS: For Social Studies this week, be prepared for some awesome activities! From murder mysteries to travel brochures, we’ll be using various activities to discover more about ancient Rome, and how it went from a Republic to an Empire (and what this actually means).

Standards:

7.1 Students analyze the causes and effects of the vast expansion and ultimate disintegration of the Roman Empire.

“Patience you must have, my young Padawan.”

-Yoda

Week 2

Hi everyone! It was wonderful finally meeting all of you this past week! This coming week we will be diving into the content, so let’s get started!

ELA: For ELA this week, we will discuss the elements of a story, and start reading The Giver! Reading will be done in class, so you do not have to worry about taking the book home and reading independently. We will also be introduced to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, and relate it to our novel. The last two days this week, we will discuss roles and responsibilities, and how they relate to The Giver, as well as be able to create textual based claims.

Standards:

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

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.SL.11-12.1.A

Come to discussions prepared, having read and researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence from texts and other research on the topic or issue to stimulate a thoughtful, well-reasoned exchange of ideas.

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.

SS: For social studies, we will start learning about the Roman Empire! We will discuss geography, Roman myths (including gods and goddesses and the founding of Rome), Roman values and daily life, different types of government, and discuss reasons for the expansion of Rome. We will also be introduced to our unit project! But I don’t want to spoil it yet! 🙂 

Standards:

7.1 Students analyze the causes and effects of the vast expansion and ultimate disintegration of the Roman Empire.

“Always pass on what you have learned.”

– Yoda

 

Week 1

Hello all! For week one, we will be going over procedures for the classroom,  completing getting to know you activities, and community building. If you have any questions, feel free to email me!

Miss Villegas

msvillegas@coronacharter.org

“Much to learn you still have.”

-Yoda