Q3W2 – 01/13/2020

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #01/13/2020
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 select relevant evidence for informative essay

To plan informative essay

To learn how to write an effective introduction to an informative essay

To learn how to write an effective introduction

To learn how to write an effective body paragraph

To learn how to incorporate evidence into an essay

To learn how to use connectives

To learn how to write an effective Conclusion

Classroom Activities

Teacher-modeled Planning of Informative Essay 

Independent Essay Planning

Silent Reading

ReadyFlorida Lesson

Rotational Learning

ReadyFlorida lesson and Quiz

Silent reading

Researching informative essay topic

Station rotations, Blended learning



Assignments Due

ReadyFlorida quiz

Independent Essay 

Additional Resources


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