Q3 – Week 7: February 19-22, 2019

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #25
Unit of InstructionPerformance Task: Florida Everglades Project
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.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students are to use technology to present information on the Everglades National Park (PowerPoint, Prezi, Nearpod, Animoto, Seesaw, Digital Portfolios, etc.) Students may work in small groups or independently.

Florida Everglades Presentation:

Ecosystem                                       Native Plants                                    Animals 
Weather/Rainfall                             Invasive Species                              Tourist Information 
Geology                                          Water Supply                   
Human Development                      Alligator/Crocodile
Restoration Plan                              Video Permitted/Include photographs                         

Classroom Activities

Monday, February 18 – No School
Tuesday, February 19 – Project Time – Student will have the entire period to work on their project. 
Wednesday, February 20 – 1, 2, & 3 = Everglades Project  5, 6, & 7 = Novel Study – The Outsiders (Class Novel)
Thursday, February 21 – Everglades Presentations
Friday, February 22 – Vocabulary Sentences Due & Everglades Presentations

Assignments Due

Tuesday, February 19 – Summative Novel Study Book Review
Thursday, February 21 – Florida Everglades Presentation
Friday, February 22 – Vocabulary Sentences Due

Additional Resources


Dis = not/opposite of
Anti = against
De = opposite from/away
Counter = opposite
Contra = against
Pre = before
Fore = before
Ante = before
Post = after