1st Nine Weeks

 

 

                           August 27-October 26             44 Days

 

 

WEEK #

 

 

Unit 1

 

 

Plot, Conflict, and Setting

 

 

Week 1

 

 

TEKS:

 

 

TMSFA

 

 

 (WK 3-4)

 

 

Unit Titles: Seventh grade, The Last Dog, Rikki-Tikki-tavi, Back to the Future

 

 

Genre:

 

 

Fiction, Expository

Week 2

 

 

Week 3

 

 

Week 4

 

 

CBA

 

 

WEEK #

 

 

Unit 2

 

 

Analyzing Character and Point of View

 

 

Week 5

 

 

TEKS:

 

 

6A, 6B, 6C,

 

 

Unit Titles: Zebra, A Wall of Remembrance/A Mother’s Words/ US involvement in Vietnam, The Scholarship Jacket, A Retrieved Reformation

 

 

Genre:

 

 

Fiction, Expository

 

 

                        

 

 

Week 6

 

 

Week 7

 

 

Week 8

 

 

Week 9

 

 

Review/Assess/Reteach/Extend

 

 

Testable TEKS

 

 

Vocabulary TEKS: 7.2A, 7.2B, 7.2E

 

 

Skills TEKS: 6A, 6B, 6C, 10A, 10D

 

 

Comprehension TEKS: Fig. 19D, E, F

 

 

TEKS 7.13A & 7.13C are embedded in all genres

 

 

TEKS 7.12B  is embedded in informational text

 

 

TEKS 7.8A is should be addressed in every lesson as writer’s craft

 

 

2nd Nine Weeks

 

 

                          October 29-January 18            45 Days

 

 

WEEK #

 

 

Unit 3

 

 

Understanding Theme, Cont.

 

 

Week 10

 

 

TEKS:

 

 

3A-C, 9A, 10A, 10D

 

 

Unit Titles: Amigo Brothers, The War of the Wall, Homeless

 

 

Genre:

 

 

Fiction,

 

 

Expository

 

 

Week 11

 

 

WEEK #

 

 

Unit 4

 

 

Mood, Tone, and Style

 

 

Week 12

 

 

TEKS:

 

 

3C, 4, 8

 

 

Unit Titles:

 

 

Dark They Were, and Golden-eye,  maggie and milly and molly and may, who are you little I, old age sticks

 

 

Genre:

 

 

Fiction, poetry

 

 

Week 13

 

 

CBA

 

 

Week 14

 

 

WEEK #

 

 

Unit 5

 

 

Appreciating Poetry

 

 

Week 15

 

 

TEKS:

 

 

3, 4, 8,

 

 

9, 10A

 

 

Unit Titles: The Names, The Charge of the Light Brigade/The Highwayman, Two Haiku/Fireflies/Fireflies in the Garden, Stars with Wings, The Delight Song of Tsoai-Talee/Four Skinny Trees

 

 

Genre:

 

 

Poetry,

 

 

Expository

 

 

Week 16

 

 

Week 17

 

 

Week 18

 

 

Review/Assess/Reteach/Extend

 

 

Testable TEKS

 

 

Vocabulary TEKS: 7.2A, 7.2B, 7.2E

 

 

Skills TEKS: 3A-3C, 4, 8, 9A 10A,10D

 

 

Comprehension TEKS: Fig. 19D, E, F

 

 

TEKS 7.13A & 7.13C are embedded in all genres

 

 

TEKS 7.12B  is embedded in informational text

 

 

TEKS 7.8A is should be addressed in every lesson as writer’s craft

 

 

3rd Nine Weeks

 

 

                                January 22-March 28                43 Days

 

 

WEEK #

 

 

Unit 7

 

 

Biography and Autobiography

 

 

Week 19

 

 

TEKS:

 

 

5, 7, 9, 10A-D,  TMSFA

 

 

(WK 20 & 21)

 

 

Unit Titles: Eleanor Roosevelt, Letter to the President General of the Daughters of the American Revolution/from the Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt, Clara Barton

 

 

Genre:

 

 

Literary nonfiction, drama, nonfiction

 

 

Week 20

 

 

Week 21

 

 

WEEK #

 

 

Unit 8

 

 

Information, Argument, and Persuasion

 

 

Week 22

 

 

CBA

 

 

TEKS:

 

 

10A-D,

 

 

11B,

 

 

12B

 

 

Unit Titles: Great White Sharks, Like Black Smoke: The Black Death’s Journey/A World Turned upside Down, How the Black Death Affected Europe, Preparing for Emergencies, Pro Athletes Salaries Aren’t overly Exorbitant/Do professional Athletes Get Paid Too Much?, Why We Shouldn’t Go to Mars

 

 

Genre:

 

 

Informational:

 

 

Expository & Persuasive

 

 

Week 23

 

 

Week 24

 

 

Week 25

 

 

Week 26

 

 

Week 27

 

 

Testable TEKS

 

 

Vocabulary TEKS: 7.2A, 7.2B, 7.2E

 

 

Skills TEKS: 5, 7, 9, 10A-D, 11B, 12B

 

 

Comprehension TEKS: Fig. 19D, E, F

 

 

TEKS 7.13A & 7.13C are embedded in all genres

 

 

TEKS 7.12B  is embedded in informational text

 

 

TEKS 7.8A is should be addressed in every lesson as writer’s craft

 

 

4th Nine Weeks

 

 

                                     April 1-June 7                       48 Days

 

 

WEEK #

 

 

Unit 8

 

 

Information, Argument, and Persuasion, Cont.

 

 

Week 28

 

 

STAAR-Writing

 

 

WEEK #

 

 

Unit 6

 

 

Myths, Legends, and Tales

 

 

Week 29

 

 

TEKS:

 

 

3A-C

 

 

Unit Titles: Prometheus/Orpheus and Eurydice, from Beowulf, from Young Arthur

 

 

Genre:

 

 

Literary

 

 

Week 30

 

 

Week 31

 

 

STAAR-Rdg

 

 

WEEK #

 

 

Unit 9

 

 

The Power of Research

 

 

Week 32

 

 

TEKS:

 

 

22 A-B, 24A-B, 14C-E, 17, 19B, 23A-D, 25A-D,

 

 

10A-D

 

 

Plan and focus research; Use the internet; Evaluate information; Evaluate a website; Use the library or media center; Choose and evaluate sources; Collect your own data

 

 

 

Genre: Informational

 

 

 

 

*Novel Studies by may be incorporated during Literature Circles

 

 

Week 33

 

 

Week 34

 

 

Week 35 TMSFA

 

 

(WK 34 &35)

 

 

Week 36

 

 

Testable TEKS

 

 

Vocabulary TEKS: 7.2A, 7.2B, 7.2E

 

 

Skills TEKS: 10A-D

 

 

Comprehension TEKS: Fig. 19D, E, F

 

 

TEKS 7.13A & 7.13C are embedded in all genres

 

 

TEKS 7.12B  is embedded in informational text

 

 

TEKS 7.8A is should be addressed in every lesson as writer’s craft