Q3 – Week 5: February 4-8, 2019

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #24
Unit of InstructionInformational Texts: Florida Everglades
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.
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.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

The week of February 4th will focus on the environment and the Everglades National Park. Learning Targets:
 – Acquaint students with threat to Everglades/South Florida ecosystem.
 – Develop within the students an understanding of the impact of invasive species to the Everglades and South Florida.
 – Direct students towards a status of active thinking, and, hopefully, active participation relating to the water supply.

Classroom Activities

Monday, February 4 –  Writing Contest:  Barbara Posey
Tuesday, February 5 – Finish writing contest & project. Introduction – Florida Everglades National Park
Wednesday, February 6 – Periods 1, 2, & 3 = Video Presentation:  Florida Everglades National Park.  Periods 5, 6, & 7 = Novel Study
Thursday, February 7 – Paired Texts:  Florida Everglades
Friday, February 8 –  Record Breaking Python Found in the Everglades

Assignments Due

Friday, February 8 = Spelling & Vocabulary Test
Students should be reading 20 – 30 minutes each night.

Vit/Viv = life or alive

Vis/Vid = See

Ped/Pod = Foot

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