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1 Lesson #1: Reviewing story elements in context.

2 Today’s FOCUS Standard: ELACC7RL3- Analyze how particular elements of a story interact (e.g. how settings shape the character’s or plot)

3 Let’s think about it… How do you make a good impression? Take a couple of minutes to discuss things that you do to make a good impression. I am very impressed with the plot development in your story!

4 Before we read… Let’s talk about the ways we can make connections with the text. There are 3 ways that we can connect to the text: 1.Text self (Connecting the story to yourself) 2.Text world (Connecting the story to some issue in the world) 3.Text text (connecting the text to another text)

5 Quiver: shake with a slight, rapid movement.Quiver: shake with a slight, rapid movement. Linger: to continue to stay; delay leavingLinger: to continue to stay; delay leaving Portly: stout or overweight.Portly: stout or overweight. Ferocity: fierceness or extreme intensityFerocity: fierceness or extreme intensity Sheepishly: with a bashful or embarrassed look.Sheepishly: with a bashful or embarrassed look. Unison: harmony or agreement; as with one voice.Unison: harmony or agreement; as with one voice. ELACC7L4 – Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases.

6 Seventh Grade” is set in Fresno, California, where Gary Soto, the author, grew up. Fresno is located southeast of San Francisco. It’s dry, hot summers and cool, humid winters, are excellent for growing grapes. A large number of Latino families live in Fresno’s vineyards (places where grapes are grown).“Seventh Grade” is set in Fresno, California, where Gary Soto, the author, grew up. Fresno is located southeast of San Francisco. It’s dry, hot summers and cool, humid winters, are excellent for growing grapes. A large number of Latino families live in Fresno’s vineyards (places where grapes are grown).

7 Turn to page 32 in your big read reading book. “Seventh Grade” by Gary Soto.

8 Learning Agenda 1.Review expectations 2.Seventh Grade by Gary Soto 3.Paste vocabulary to the “Spelling” section of your binder 4.Staple “Open House” flier to your agenda (September 10 th ) 5.Homework: Finish classwork Focus Standard: ELACC7RL3 Analyze how particular elements of a story interact (e.g. how settings shape the character’s or plot)

9 Literary Analysis: Plot (p. 27) Plot is what happens in a story. Task: 1.List the most important events in the story, Seventh Grade by Gary Soto. 2.Place the number of the events in the correct position on the diagram. **Time allowed: 10 minutes** Check your work: 1.Victor gets his class schedule, which includes French. 2.Victor promises himself that Teresa will be his girlfriend this year. 3.Victor is unfriendly to Teresa when she says hello. 4.Victor pretends he can speak French. 5.Teresa compliments Victor on being able to speak French. 6.Mr. Bueller does not embarrass Victor in front of Teresa.

10 Question Support (p. 35) 4.Students will list their strongest connection to the story and how that connection helped them to understand the story. 5.See answers below a.M b.B c.V d.B 6.C-He knows that Victor is faking and sympathizes with him. He also remembered when he tried to impress a girl in college by spending all of his money on her.

11 Cont. Question Support (p. 35) 7.See answers below  Exposition: 1 event  Rising action: 2 events  Climax: Victor pretends to speak French  Falling action: Teresa tells Victor that she did not know that he could speak French. The teacher does not embarrass Victor.  Resolution: Teresa asks Victor to teach her how to speak 8.A word or phrase should be underlined and an reason why should be written on the lines. Total points available: 12

12 Vocabulary Study (p. 31) Directions: As I read the passage to you, listen for each boldfaced word and clues to the meaning. Check your answers below: 1.Sheepishly 2.Quiver 3.Unison 4.Linger 5.Portly 6.Ferocity ELACC7RL4: Determine the meaning of words as they are used in a text Total points available: ______ 6

13 Vocabulary Practice (p. 32) Part A 1.Ferocity 2.Linger 3.Quiver 4.Sheepishly 5.Portly 6.Unison ELACC7L4.a: Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase. Total points available: ______ 12 Part B 1.D 2.B 3.F 4.E 5.C 6.A

14 Vocabulary Strategy (p. 33) The Latin Root lect Part A 1.Select 2.Election 3.Lecture 4.Elective 5.Selective ELACC7L4.b: Use common, grade appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word Total points available: ______ 10 Part B 1.B 2.C 3.E 4.D 5.A

15 My response to Seventh Grade by Gary Soto How does this short story relate to our Unit Theme: “Lean On Me?” What important message do you take from this story? Write a response in your Rewriter’s Notebook that answers both questions. ELACC7W10 – Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

16 Learning Agenda August 31, 2012 Periods 4 and 5 only Review for assessment Assessment over Seventh Grade by Gary Soto –Use a blue or black pen only –Response questions should be answered in complete sentences. –Responses should also be written on the college rule paper that was provided. Staple and place your assessment in your period’s inbox. Independent Reading Have a great Labor Day weekend Due Tuesday Summer reading Bring a copy of All of the Above by Shelley Pearsall


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