Q4 – Week 2: April 1-5, 2019

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #29
Unit of InstructionReview - Argumentative & Explanatory Writing, FSA & Novel Study
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.7.W.1.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. LAFS.7.W.1.1a Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
ohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
LAFS.7.W.1.2d Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
LAFS.7.W.1.2e Establish and maintain a formal style.
LAFS.7.W.1.2f Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.
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.RL.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.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 (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
LAFS.7.RL.2.4  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
LAFS.7.RL.2.5 Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning.
LAFS.7.RL.2.6 Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.
LAFS.7.RL.3.7  Compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to its audio, filmed, staged, or multimedia version, analyzing the effects of techniques unique to each medium (e.g., lighting, sound, color, or camera focus and angles in a film).

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

 – Students will write informative/explanatory/argumentative texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
 – Students will produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
 – Students will draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
 – Students will provide an analysis of how particular elements of a story or drama interact.
 – Student will provide an objective summary of a text.

Classroom Activities

Monday, April 1 – Peer reviews of argumentative and explanatory essays.  Dr. Forney’s students and Ms. Baker’s students will combine classes.
Tuesday, April 2 – FSA
Wednesday, April 3 – The Outsiders spelling/vocabulary test.  The Outsiders novel study.
Thursday, April 4 & Friday, April 5 – Finish The Outsiders

Assignments Due

Wednesday, April 3 – The Outsiders Vocabulary packet.  (Through Chapters 7, 8, & 9 – #4.)
The Outsiders spelling test. 


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