ELA-8 11/27/17

TeacherGinger Barnhart
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #11/27/17
Unit of InstructionQ2W7
Standard(s) Taught
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
Establish and maintain a formal style.
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will learn to compose an effective conclusion for an informative essay.

Students will review informative FSA Models and grading rubrics


Classroom Activities

Classroom writing: Robots

Paired writing: Earthquakes

Individual topic: conclusion and rough draft

Assignments Due

Paired writing: Earthquake completion

FSA Model Questions

Individual Informative Essay Draft

Christmas Carol Week 1 Service Project Reflection

Additional Resources