Quarter 2, Week 7

TeacherElizabeth Savory
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8th
Week #11/27/2017-12/1/2017
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 plan an informative essay and organize research
  • To write an effective introduction with hook and clear claim
  • To write effective body paragraphs
  • To introduce quotes and cite evidence
  • To use connectives and transition ideas
  • To structure a paragraph with topic sentences
Classroom Activities

Silent Reading

Shared writing as a class: Robots

Independent writing: student chosen topics

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

Assignments Due

Home service reflection

Informative Essay planning sheets

Independent writing—informative essay first draft paragraphs: introduction and 1 body paragraph

Additional Resources

Power Point

3 Robots articles from ThinkCERCA for shared writing

Performance Assessment book for models

Internet research, various articles

My.hrw.com lessons on conducting research, informative writing

model paragraphs from student FSA examples