Q3 – Week 3: January 22-25, 2019

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #22
Unit of InstructionInformative/Explanatory Essay & How Authors use Fiction to Alter History
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.7.W.1.2a-f: 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.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.
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. 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.3.9: Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Learning Targets:
 – Students will write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

 – Students will provide a comparison of a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history. 

Classroom Activities

Monday, January 21 – No School
Tuesday, January 22 –  Students will finish typing informative/explanatory essay.  Parents will read essay and complete and sign-off on writing checklist.
Wednesday, January 23 – 1, 2, & 3 = Students will exchange essays and critique the work of their peer.  Students will revise using ARMS:  A = Add details, words, and sentences.  R = Remove unneeded details, words, and sentences.  M = Move information for clarity and organization.  S = Substitute specific, vivid words for bland ones.    5, 6, & 7 = Final in class edits of paper.
Thursday, January 24 – iReady & Novel Study
Friday, January 25 – Spelling/Vocabulary Test.  Florida Ready LAFS – Workbook assessment.
Texts: Close Reader: “The Most Daring of [Our] Leaders,” p. 95 “Speech from the Democratic National Convention,” and “Doris is Coming,” p. 103

Assignments Due

Friday, January 25 – Spelling/Vocabulary Test
Florida Ready LAFS – Pages 27-35

VAC = Empty/Free
Evacuate
Vacate
Vacancy
Vacuous
Vacuum

TRACT = Pull/Draw
Attract
Detract
Extract
Subtract
Traction

THERM = Heat
Geothermal
Hypothermia
Thermal
Thermos
Thermostat

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