Quarter 3 Week 4 January 28 – February 1

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #23
Unit of InstructionInformational Essay Writing, Reading for Details, Grammar
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.7.RI.1.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. 
LAFS.7.RI.1.2 Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text. 
LAFS.7.RI.1.3 Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events). 
LAFS.7.RI.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone. 
LAFS.7.RI.2.5 Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas. 
LAFS.7.RI.2.6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others. 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will learn to look critically at their writing.

Students will learn to proofread their writing with a critical eye.

Students will learn to use higher vocabulary in their writing.

Students will learn to use proper grammar and citing in their informational writing.

Classroom Activities

Students will look at informational essays on Japanese School Lunches.

Students will write along with the teacher as she demos from the board and the document camera.

Students will learn grammar errors and how to fix them.

Students will learn citing errors and how to fix them. 

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