How do people form friendships in the midst of trouble?
Days 1-2 - SEED 1
Days 3-7 - PLAN 1
Days 8-12 - PLAN 2
Days 13-18 - PLAN 3
Day 19 - SEED 2
Days 20-21 - SEED 3
Days 22-23 - SEED 4
Days 24-30 - PLAN 4
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Lesson seeds are ideas that can be used to build a lesson aligned to the CCSS. Lesson seeds are not meant to be all-inclusive, nor are they substitutes for instruction. When developing
lessons from these seeds, teachers must consider the needs of all learners. It is also important to build checkpoints into the lessons where appropriate formative assessment will inform a teachers instructional pacing and delivery.
In this lesson, students should read specific chapters in Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in order to analyze and discuss Twain’s use of figurative language, the tone in his works, and how language and tone contribute to Twain’s writing style.
TEACHERS PLANNING, PREPARATION AND MATERIALS
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.
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.
RL.7.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Speaking & Listening
SL.7.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
W.7.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
L.7.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
L.7.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.