Q3 – Week 1: January 7-11, 2019

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #20
Unit of InstructionAnalyzing Elements of Drama/Informative Writing
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.7.RL.1.2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
LAFS.7.RL.1.3: Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact.
LAFS.7.RL.2.5: Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure contributes to its meaning.
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.
LAFS.7.W.3.7: Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions for further research and investigation.
LAFS.7.W.2.6: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Learning Target: Students will provide an analysis of how particular elements of a story or drama interact. (RL.1.3) Learning Target: Students will provide a comparison and contrast of a text to a video of the text. (RL.3.7)

In this unit students will learn techniques for great informational and explanatory writing, including how to organize their ideas, how to use effective transitions, and how to craft strong introductions and conclusions.
 – Students will brainstorm and list the types of writing they do every day.
 – Lessons will be designed to show students why informational writing is important.
 – Students will read mentor texts and respond to prompts: Sequencing, Descriptive, Compare & Contrast, Problem & Solution, and Cause & Effect.

Classroom Activities

Monday, January 7 – Florida Collections:  Sorry, Wrong Number
Drama by Lucille Fletcher
Tuesday, January 8 – Film – Sorry, Wrong Number
Venn Diagram
Character Analysis
Wednesday, January 9- Periods 1, 2, & 3 – ThinkCERCA:  Informational & Explanatory Writing
Periods 5, 6, & 7 – iReady
Thursday, January 10 –  Why is informational writing important?
 Informational & Explanatory Mentor Texts
Sequence, Description, Compare & Contrast, Problem and Solution, and Cause and Effect
Friday, January 11 – Informational & Explanatory Writing – Introductions & Conclusions

Assignments Due

Friday, January 11 – 
ThinkCERCA:  Developing Effective Paragraphs
Spelling/Vocabulary Test

Port = Carry
Import
Portable
Teleport
Transport

Photo = Light
Photocopy
Photograph
Photon
Photosynthesis
Telephoto

Phon = Sound
Homophone
Microphone
Phonics
Saxophone
Symphony

Additional Resources