Period 1 Object Writing: We will now change our writing. Today you will write about the following quote. What does it say, what does it mean, and why does it matter to you (or for us)? Expand your thoughts as much as you can.
Period 1, 4, and 5 will begin with 5 Day Grammar for today. We will then continue working on Assignment #2 of our reading journal (in Classroom) as we read along with the audio of the book. If we haven’t finished Assignment #4, we will also complete that. As we evaluate the exposition, we will pay special attention to the setting and the actions of the characters we meet. We will answer questions about what the setting and character actions reveal about our story. Most importantly, we are going to catch up with our reading.
We will also complete Thinking Prompts before we read. Please copy these into your Reading Journal and title them Assignment #4:
1. Compassion is a key concept to consider when choosing between a highly controlled “peaceful society” and personal freedom. What does “compassion” mean? What part does pain play in compassion? Can people in a society without pain have compassion?
2. What are the advantages of dressing and acting like others? How about dressing differently and acting differently? Do you prefer “sameness” or diversity?
3. Is it more important to you to feel safe, or would you rather have adventure? What are you willing to give up to feel safe? How does being safe or having fun influence your decisions in life?
4. Think of your two saddest memories. If you could erase those memories, would you do so? Explain why or why not.
Period 3 will begin with 5 Day Grammar for today. We will then continue working on our Reading Journal and begin analyzing our play by examining the exposition. We need to spend time today looking carefully at the characters we’ve met so far. Our focus will be on gaining a strong understanding of the main characters and exploring the conflict. We will look at character actions as indicators of their motives. We will also discuss the importance of where the play takes place. Most importantly, we are going to catch up with our reading.
There are 58 words that you must know in order to fully understand Act 1 of Inherit the Wind. We should start learning them now. You have already found 20 words that you need to learn and have added those to your reading journal.
|1.||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.|
|2.||RL.7.9 Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history.|
|3.||W.7.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. a. Introduce a topic or thesis statement clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension. b. Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples. c. Use appropriate transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts. d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic. e. Establish and maintain a formal style. f. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.|
|4.||L.7.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. a. Use a comma to separate coordinate adjectives (e.g., It was a fascinating, enjoyable movie but not He wore an old [,] green shirt). b. Spell correctly.|
|5.||L.7.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 7 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. a. Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase. b. Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., belligerent, bellicose, rebel). c. Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech or trace the etymology of words. d. Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).|
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