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Chad Compton
7th grade Language Arts

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Daily Lesson
Objective:
By the end
of this lesson the
student will be able
to effectively
recognise
and sort
genres of
fictional text.

Standards to be
addressed:
7.5 The student
will read and
demonstrate
comprehension of
a variety of fictional
texts, narrative
nonfiction, and
poetry
b) Compare and
contrast various
forms and genres
of fictional text.
Warm-up:
Time: 5 minutes
Compare fiction
and nonfiction
making list.
Then students
will list their
5 favorite works
of fiction. Can be
works they have
read in class
or on their own.
Teacher will have
genres list on the
board. Students will
 sort their 5 favorite
works into the
cateogries.

Introduction/
Instruction
(Teacher Actions):
Time: 60 minutes
Discuss the various
forms of fictional text.
http://www.slideshare.
net/elkissn/fiction-genres

Activity/Practice (Student Actions):
Time: 20 minutes
practice identifying the types of genres. (English 7 Lesson 45 Activity 1)
Closing:
Time: 5 minutes
QuickWrite: Have students choose their favorite genre and tell why it is their favorite.
Resources:
Parent Connection:


 


Daily Lesson Objective: By the end of this lesson the student will be able to effectively identify the various
genres.
Standards to be addressed:
7.5 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional texts, narrative nonfiction, and poetry
b) Compare and contrast various forms and genres of fictional text.

Warm-up:
Time: 15 minutes
On the chalkboard create a list with the genre headings at the top; Fiction, Non Fiction, Folktale, Poetry, and
Drama. Students will have to write all the subgenres (Science Fiction, Comedy, etc…)they can under the
correct genre heading.
Introduction/Instruction (Teacher Actions):
Time: 10 minutes
After reviewing the different types of genres and subgenres allow the students to create movie posters.
Students will create three movie posters. Each poster will feature a movie from a different subgenre. They can
be real movies or imagined, but each must include the following: Requirements: 1. The genre and subgenre
should be at the top of the poster 2. The title of the movie comes next 3. Include an appropriate full color
picture that shows the subgenre of the movie 4. Explain why this movie belongs in the subgenre you’ve
described. 5. Who your starring actors/actresses will be (actors/musicians or people you know) Subgenres to
use for this project (choose three): historical fiction, science fiction, realistic fiction, biography, autobiography,
fairy tale, fable, tall tale, or informational writing.

Activity/Practice (Student Actions):
Time: 60 minutes
Movie Poster (English 7 Lesson 46 Activity 1)

Closing:
Time: 5 minutes
Students will have 5 minutes at the end of class to share their favorite genre poster with their peers.

Resources:
Parent Connection:


Daily Lesson
Objective: By
the end of this
lesson the
student will be
able to effectively
identify the main
idea in nonfiction
text.

Standards to
be addressed:
7.6 The student
will read and
demonstrate
comprehension
of a variety of
nonfiction texts.
h) Identify the
main idea
● determine a
theme or central
idea of a text and
analyze its
development over
the course of the
text; provide an
objective summary
of the text

Warm-up:
Time: 5 minutes
Students will
edit 5 sentences
on the board for
corrections.
Introduction/
Instruction
(Teacher Actions):
Time: 45 minutes
Discuss Main
Idea Ppt with
practice questions.
(English 7 Lesson
47 Instructional
Material 1)

Activity/Practice
(Student Actions):
Time: 30 minutes
Students will
practice identifying
main idea.
(English 7 Lesson
47 Activity 1)
Closing:
Time: 10 minutes
https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=WODvggcGWfU

Resources:
Parent Connection:
Daily Lesson Objective: By
 the end of
this lesson
the student
will be able
to effectively
identify the
main idea and supporting
details in
nonfiction text.

Standards to
be addressed:
7.6 The student
will read and demonstrate comprehension
of a variety of nonfiction texts.
h) Identify the
main idea
i) Summarize
text identifying supporting
details.
● determine a
theme or central
idea of a text
and analyze its development
over the course
of the
text; provide an objective
summary of the
text

Warm-up:
Time: 5
minutes
Write 5
sentences on
the board for
students to
edit for
corrections.
Introduction
/Instruction (Teacher
Actions):
Time: 50 minutes
Display a nonfiction magazine article or a piece of nonfiction writing using available technology.
Identify the main idea statement in the article, and have students help find the supporting
details.

Activity/Practice (Student Actions):
Time: 30 minutes
Students will practice identifying main idea and discarding nonessential information. (English 7
Lesson 48 Activity 1)

Closing:
Time: 5 minutes
Students will AR read until dismissed.
Resources:
Parent Connection:

Daily Lesson
Objective: By the
end of this lesson
the student will
be able to effectively
determine the
meaning of
unfamiliar words
using context clues.

Standards to be
addressed:
7.4 The student
will read to
determine the
meanings and
pronunciations
of unfamiliar words
and
phrases within
authentic texts.
e) Use context
and sentence
structure to
determine meanings
and differentiate
among multiple
meanings of words.
● 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.

Warm-up:
Time: 5 minutes
QuickWrite: Would
you rather jump
out of a plane or go
scuba diving? Why?
Introduction/Instruction
(Teacher Actions):
Time: 45 minutes
Read aloud Papa’s
Parrot by Cynthia
Rylant (English 7
Lesson 49
Instructional
Material 1)

Activity/Practice
(Student Actions):
Time: 30 minutes
Students will answer
questions about Papa’s
Parrot using context
clues and prior
knowledge of
root words and
prefixes/suffixes.
(English 7
Lesson 49
Activity 1)

Closing:
Time: 10 minutes
Exit Slip: What does
Harry learn learn
about his father
when he takes
care of the shop
and Rocky?
Resources:
Parent Connection:
https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=IaDfmjs2sWI



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