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Reader's Workshop #1. Lesson #1: Reviewing story elements in context. Today’s FOCUS Standard: ELACC7RL3- Analyze how particular elements of a story interact (e.g. how settings shape the character’s or plot). Let’s think about it…. How do you make a good impression ?

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Reader's Workshop #1

Lesson #1: Reviewing story elements in context.

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Today’s FOCUS Standard:

ELACC7RL3- Analyze how particular

elements of a story interact (e.g. how

settings shape the character’s or plot)

let s think about it
Let’s think about it…
  • How do you make a good impression?
  • Take a couple of minutes to discuss things that you do to make a good impression.

I am very impressed with the

plot development in your story!

before we read
Before we read…
  • Let’s talk about the ways we can make connections with the text.
  • There are 3 ways that we can connect to the text:
    • Text self (Connecting the story to yourself)
    • Text world (Connecting the story to some issue in the world)
    • Text text (connecting the text to another text)

Reading Strategy #1

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Vocabulary for Seventh Grade by Gary Soto

  • Quiver: shake with a slight, rapid movement.
  • Linger: to continue to stay; delay leaving
  • Portly: stout or overweight.
  • Ferocity: fierceness or extreme intensity
  • Sheepishly: with a bashful or embarrassed look.
  • Unison: harmony or agreement; as with one voice.

ELACC7L4 – Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases.

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Vocabulary for Seventh Grade by Gary Soto

  • Quiver: shake with a slight, rapid movement.
  • Linger: to continue to stay; delay leaving
  • Portly: stout or overweight.
  • Ferocity: fierceness or extreme intensity
  • Sheepishly: with a bashful or embarrassed look.
  • Unison: harmony or agreement; as with one voice.

ELACC7L4 – Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases.

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Here's a little background...

  • “Seventh Grade” is set in Fresno, California, where Gary Soto, the author, grew up. Fresno is located southeast of San Francisco. It’s dry, hot summers and cool, humid winters, are excellent for growing grapes. A large number of Latino families live in Fresno’s vineyards (places where grapes are grown).
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Page 32

Now Let's Read!!!

Turn to page 32 in your big read reading book. “Seventh Grade” by Gary Soto.

what is the main reason victor wants to take french
What is the main reason Victor wants to take French?

Victor wants to take French because Teresa is taking it.

how does victor respond when teresa talks to him after homeroom
How does Victor respond when Teresa talks to him after homeroom?

Victor can’t look at her and says the wrong thing.

explain the three events that happen after victor tells mr bueller that he speaks french
Explain the three events that happen after Victor tells Mr. Bueller that he speaks French.
  • Victor makes up some words and says them in a fake French accent.
  • Mr. Bueller knows the truth but doesn’t say anything.
  • After class, Teresa is impressed with Victor and wants to study with him.
create a list of details about the setting in seventh grade by gary soto
Create a list of details about the setting in Seventh Grade by Gary Soto.

Setting-is the time and place of the action. The time might be historical era, the season, or the time of day. The place may be a country, a neighborhood, or a room. In many stories, setting affects the action and the character’s feelings.

characters
Characters
  • Are the people, animals, or imaginary creatures that take place in a story. The character’s behavior directly affects what happens.
  • May be revealed through their appearance, speech, thoughts, and actions.
  • Some change during a story while others remain the same.
characters1
Characters
  • Are the people, animals, or imaginary creatures that take place in a story. The character’s behavior directly affects what happens.
  • May be revealed through their appearance, speech, thoughts, and actions.
  • Some change during a story while others remain the same.
characters2
Characters
  • Who are the characters in Seventh Grade by Gary Soto?
  • Who are the two main characters?
conflict
Conflict
  • A struggle between different forces.
  • It is the fuel that keeps the action moving forward.
  • It can be external or internal.
    • External conflict: a struggle b
model 1 setting p 25
Model 1: Setting(p. 25)

What details about the setting do you find in lines 1-4?

  • It is a late afternoon at the edge of a forest in Cambodia near the Thai border.
  • The narrator is at a spot where the trees have thinned out.
  • The path she is on gets wider as many paths come together.
model 2 conflict p 25
Model 2: Conflict(p. 25)

Describe the conflict the girl experiences?

The girl is aboard a ship that is leaving a deserted island without her brother, Ramo. She begs Chief Matasaip to wait, but he refuses.

Is the girl’s conflict internal or external?

  • External.
  • Her struggle is with another character.
  • She disagrees with the chief (lines 3-9) and the girl’s thoughts expressing frustration with the chief (line 10).
dinner party by mona gardner
Dinner Party by Mona Gardner
  • Students will work with a partner to analyze and illustrate the various parts of the story.
    • Questions 1-2: Exposition
    • Questions 3-4: Rising action
    • Question 5: Climax
    • Questions 6-7: Falling action and Resolution
  • Time limit: 15 minutes
unit 1 lean on me
Unit 1: LEAN ON ME
  • How does this short story relate to our Unit Theme: “Lean On Me?”
  • Turn to the Reading and Writing section of your notebooks and write your response.

ELACC7W10 – Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

assignment
Assignment
  • Answer questions # 1, 2, 3, & 8 on page 39.
  • Answer the questions in complete sentences!!!

Please write neatly! I will not accept messy work!!! If it is messy, you will write it over.