Q3,W3

TeacherGinger Barnhart
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #01/22/2019
Unit of InstructionInformative Writing
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.8.RI.1.2 Determine central idea and supporting ideas

LAFS.8.W.1.2 Write informative/explanatory text to examine a topic

LAFS.8.W.3.7 Conduct short research projects

LAFS.8.W.3.8 Gather information from multiple print and digital sources

LAFS.8.W.3.9 Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research

LAFS.8.L.3.6 Acquire and use general academic and domain-specific words and phrases

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • To write effective body paragraphs
  • To introduce quotes and cite evidence
  • To use connectives and transition between ideas
  • To structure a paragraph with topic sentences
  • To summarize/paraphrase information effectively as well as use quotes
  • To write an effective conclusion
  • To proofread a final draft of an essay
  • To evaluate an essay using rubric criteria
Classroom Activities

Silent Reading

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Shared writing conclusions as a class: Adolescence and risk-taking 

Independent writing conclusions and final drafts: student chosen topics

Various bell-ringers on hooks, connectives, introducing quotes using model texts and examples

Typing and proofreading final drafts of essays

Partner work evaluating sample essays using rubric criteria

Assignments Due

Independent writing—informative essay first draft paragraphs: conclusion

Informative essay final drafts submitted on VPortal

Additional Resources

Power Point

3 articles from ThinkCERCA on Adolescence and risk for shared writing

Internet research, various articles

model paragraphs from student FSA examples

VPortal for typing and submitting essay

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