Q3: Week 1 – January 6-10, 2020

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #19
Unit of InstructionInformative/Explanatory Essay
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.7.W.1.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
LAFS.7.W.2.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
LAFS.7.W.3.9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Learning Targets:

 – Read examples of informational essays.
 – Determine which essay structure will be best to explain the topic.
 – Use graphic organizers to plan an essay.
 – Develop an essay with facts, definitions, concrete details, information, and examples. 

Classroom Activities

Monday, January 6th – The Life Cycle of a Butterfly – Sequencing Prompt & Everyone Learns Differently – Descriptive Prompt
Tuesday, January 7th –  Moving into the Middle – Compare/ContrastCell Phones in School – Problem/Solution Prompt
Wednesday, January 8th – Periods 1, 2, & 3 = A Reason for Everything – Cause & Effect Prompt
Periods 5, 6, & 7 = Novel Study
Thursday, January 9th – Selecting a topic and writing an introduction.
Friday, January 10th –  Outlining body paragraphs. 

Assignments Due

Friday, January 10th = Informational Packet Due
Spelling/Vocabulary Test

 

Additional Resources

Mal = Bad/Abnormal

Dismal
Malfunction
Malice
Malignant
Malnourish

Metr/Meter = Measure

Barometer
Diameter
Optometry
Perimeter
Symmetry

Mis/Mit = Send

Dismiss
Mission
Omit
Submit
Transmit