Q3W1 – 01/06/2020

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #01/06/2020
Unit of InstructionInformative Writing
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.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

LAFS.8.W.2.5 With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed

LAFS.8.W.3.7 Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources…

LAFS.8.W.3.8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

To generate ideas and begin research for an informative essay

To select and evaluate sources and articles

To select relevant evidence from informative texts

To plan an informative essay

Classroom Activities

ReadyFlorida lesson and Quiz

Silent reading

Researching informative essay topic

‘Conducting Research’ interactive lessons on my.hrw.com

Performance assessment book activities on Informative Writing with a partner

Station rotations, Blended learning

Teacher-led modeling of reading informative articles and selecting relevant evidence

Teacher-led modeling of planning informative essay

Assignments Due

3 sources for an informative essay topic

Performance assessment book pages 33-51

Additional Resources

Performance Assessment books: Informative Writing unit

my.hrw.com interactive lessons on conducting research and informative writing


ThinkCERCA articles for modeling