Quarter 2 Week 9 January 18 – 22, 2021

Writing an Informative Essay – WW1

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level8
Week #9
Unit of InstructionInformative Essay, WW2 Research
Standard(s) Taught

8.RI.1.1 Cite text evidence to support analysis
8.RI.1.2 Determine central Idea
8.RI.2.4 Analyze Impact of Word Choice
8.RI.2.5 Analyze structure
8.RI.2.6 Determine Author’s Point of View or Purpose
8.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

My students will research a specific topic of World War 2.

My students will each write an informative essay that speaks to a specific topic of World War 2.

My students will collaborate with Dr. Forney and improve their essays.

My students will work to put together a project for the wall outside our classroom.

Classroom Activities

Monday – Research and write informative essay about one specific aspect of World War 2.

Tuesday – Research and write informative essay about one specific aspect of World War 2.

Wednesday – Independent reading, Research and write informative essay about one specific aspect of World War 2.

Thursday – Work on project/dispay

Friday –  Work on project/display

Assignments Due
  1. Show up on time for class.
  2. Have paper, pencils, and your books ready to go.
  3. Participate in conversations and discussions.
  4. Ask and answer questions. 
  5. Watch the videos on your own time each week.
  6. Work on your research.
  7. Write an informative 2-page essay. It must be typed, 14 pt. font, written on Word 365, sent to  Dr. Forney at: mjforney@volusia.k12.fl.us
Additional Resources

Know these vocabulary words and terms:

  1. The Holocaust
  2. Allied Powers
  3. Concentration Camp
  4. Ghetto
  5. Star of David
  6. Anne Frank
  7. Adolf Hitler
  8. Blitzkrieg
  9. Genocide
  10. Hiroshima