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SYLLABUS

7th Grade Reading


Periods 7 & 8
INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS

In 7th grade Reading, you will find that it is very similar to your 6th grade class. The stories have
changed and the nonfiction, poetry, and vocabulary expectations are high.

At the end of this course, you will


 Know how to infer meaning in a passage
 be able to compare and contrast two authors’ points of view when writing on the same
topic
 understand figurative language and and explain how it adds meaning to the text
 read novel on your own and be prepared to discuss it in class

NEEDS AND RESOURCES

Required Background
To successfully complete this course, you must
 know how to follow simple and complex directions (written and oral)
 be able to write complete sentences and read the requited text
 understand and meet classroom expectations
 as for help when necessary

Required Materials
To successfully complete this course, you will need
 McGraw Hill text book (remains in classroom)
 Chromebook or iPad provided by the school
 Pencils, pens, journal or notebook
 Organizational resource such as a planner

Online Resources
[Insert bulleted list of helpful Web sites.]
 www.hutsonisteaching.weebly.com
 https://www.cityofmesquite.com/604/E-Library
COURSE SCHEDULE

Week Strand/Genre TEKS


1st Six Weeks
1A,2A- Procedures & Expectations: myFuture
Vocabulary D,3C Building Vocabulary
1
Reading/Fiction 6A-C Mentor Literary Text: Seventh Grade
Fig 19
Vocabulary 1A, 2A Building Vocabulary
2 Reading/Fiction 6A-D Close Read & Analyze: No Guitar Blues
Formative Assessment Fig 19 Universal Screener BOY
Vocabulary 2A,3C Building Vocabulary
Reading/Fiction 4A,C,E Close Read & Analyze: Dark They Were, and
3
Write/Imaginative 15A Golden-Eyed
Write: Made up Story
Vocabulary 2A Building Vocabulary
Formative Assessment 4A ISIP assessment
4 Reading/Poetry Fig 19 Close Read & Analyze: The Runaway
15A Close Read & Analyze: Casey at the Bat
Write/Imaginative Made Up Story: Revise
Vocabulary 2C Building Vocabulary
Reading/Poetry 4A Close Read & Analyze: The Highwayman
5
Fig 19 Close Read & Analyze: Self-Selected narrative
poem
Vocabulary 2C Building Vocabulary
Reading/Poetry 4A Close Read & Analyze: Self-Selected narrative
6
Assessment Fig 19 poem
Six Weeks Test
2nd Six Weeks
Assessment 2A-B District Checkpoint
Vocabulary Building Vocabulary
7 Reading/Expository Mentor Expository Text: Gators Roam
Close Read & Analyze: Tribute Honors America’s
“Secret Weapons”
Vocabulary 2A,3A Building Vocabulary
8 Reading/Expository 10A-D Close Read & Analyze: A Wall of Remembrance
Reading/Fiction 6A-D Close Read & Analyze: Zebra
Vocabulary 2A,9A Building vocabulary
9 Reading/Expository 10A-D Close Read & Analyze: Why Did Texas Almost Fail
11A as a Spanish Colony?
Vocabulary 2A Building Vocabulary
Reading/Expository 10A-D Expository Text: What Do You Know about
10
Sharks?
Expository Text: Great White Sharks
Vocabulary 2A Building Vocabulary
11
Assessment Six Weeks Test
3rd Six Weeks
Reading/Persuasive 11A Close Read & Analyze: Today’s Youth Look to
12
Advertising…
Vocabulary 2A Building Vocabulary
13 Reading/Persuasive 11A Close Read & Analyze: Facts About Marketing to
Children
Vocabulary 2A,11A Building Vocabulary
Reading/Persuasive 5A Close Read & Analyze: Why We Shouldn’t Go to
14
Literary/Drama Mars
Close Read & Analyze: A Christmas Carol
Assessment 2A District Checkpoint
15 Vocabulary 5A Building Vocabulary
Literary/Drama Close Read & Analyze: A Christmas Carol
Vocabulary 2A Building Vocabulary
16 Literary/Drama 5A Close Read & Analyze: A Christmas Carol
Assessment Six weeks test
END of 1st semester

Week Strand/Genre TEKS


4th Six Weeks
17 Vocabulary 2B,3A&3C Building Vocabulary
Reading/Fiction 6A-C, 8A Charles
Fig.19 Amigo Brothers
18 Assessment 2B MOY Universal Screener
Reading/Fiction 3A-C Brer Possum’s Dilemma [folktale]
Fig.19 Waters of Gold [folktale]
19 Vocabulary 2A,B&E Building Vocabulary
Reading/Poetry 3A-C, 4A Beowulf [epic poem]
Reading/Fiction Fig.19 Sir Gawain & the Green Knight [legend]
20 Reading/Literary 7A,8A,9A Dirk the Protector [memoir]
Nonfiction Fig.19 Encounter with Martin Luther King [memoir]
21 Assessment 2A,4A,7A District Checkpoint
Vocabulary Fig.19 Building Vocabulary
Reading/Lit from Rose Parks
Nonfiction Let America be America Again
Reading/Poetry
22 Reading/Poetry 3B-C,4A maggie and milly and molly and may
8A The Names
Fig.19 Practice
23 Vocabulary 2A Building Vocabulary
Assessment Six Weeks Test
5th Six Weeks
24 Reading/Fiction 2A-B, 3A& A Day’s Wait
C,6A&B A Man Who Had No Eyes
8A-C,Fig.19 Papa’s Parrot
25 Reading/Persuasive 2A-B,10B- One Hundred Trees, Please
D,11A&B “The Great Society” Speech
12B from “We Shall Overcome” Speech
Fig.19 Teen Reading Survey & Take a Book Wherever You Go
26 Vocabulary 2A-C, 2E 3A&C Building Vocabulary
Reading/Drama 5A The Dream of Good Fortune
Reading/Fiction Fig.19 The People Could Fly [folk tale]
The King Who Wished for Gold & The Three Wishes
27 Reading/Expository 1A,2B,6A- from East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart [biography]
Reading/Fiction C,8A,10C&D from Out of the Dust
28 Assessment 2B&C-D 4A District Checkpoint
Vocabulary 8A Building Vocabulary
Reading/Poetry Fig.19 The Courage that My Mother Had
The Time We Climbed Snake Mountain
Ode to Enchanted Light & Snow in the Suburbs
29 Reading/Persuasive 2B,10D,11A– Pro Athlete’s Salaries Aren’t Overly Exorbitant and Do Professional Athletes Get
B,13A, Paid Too Much? [editorials]
Fig.19
30 Vocabulary 2B-C&E Building Vocabulary
Reading/Fiction 3C,6B-C The Hummingbird that Lived Through Winter
Fig.19 The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Man Who Was a Horse and A Mother in Mannville
Assessment Six Weeks Test
6th Six Weeks
31 Relevant Review 1A,2B,10B- Review & Apply Strategies for STAAR Reading Assessment
Reading/Research D,22A-B Close Read, Gather Sources, Note Take, Evaluate, & Synthesize: Research Cycle
23A-D,24 A-
B,25A-D
32 Relevant Review 1A,2C,22B23A Building Vocabulary
Vocabulary &C&D,24A Close Read, Gather Sources, Note Take, Evaluate, & Synthesize: Research Cycle
Reading/Research 25A&B
33 Relevant Review Fig.19 Close Read, Gather Sources, Note Take, Evaluate, & Synthesize: Research Cycle
Reading/Research
34 Vocabulary 2C Building Vocabulary
STATE Assessment Fig.19 STAAR Assessment
Reading/Novel Close Read & Analyze: Literature Circle [self-select]
35 Formative Fig.19 EOY Universal Screener
Assessment Close Read & Analyze: Literature Circle
Reading/Novel
36 Vocabulary 2C Building Vocabulary
Reading/Novel Fig.19 Close Read & Analyze: Literature Circle
Assessment Six Weeks Test

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES


General Rules:
Follow school rules
Complete assignments on time or make me aware of situations that prevent turning it in on time.
Be prepared for class.
Be respectful.
Follow directions
Anything you do in class should not cause a problem for you or anyone else

Grading Policies:
All assigned work will be graded within the week it is given, except for large projects. Late work is
accepted during the week it is due at a reduced score, unless arrangements with me have been
made. See the above GENERAL RULES. This does not apply to absent work. If a student is
absent they have the number of days they were gone to turn in the work. For example, if a
student is absent one day, then they have one extra day to turn in the work.

CONTACT INFORMATION
 Ms. Hutson 7th grade teacher
 972-882-5801
 khutson@mesquiteisd.org
 www.hutsonisteaching.weebly.com

Student Signature: _____________________________________ Date: ______

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