Q3: Week 2 – February 1-5, 2021

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #2
Unit of InstructionInformative/Explanatory Writing
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.7. 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.7. W.1.2a Introduce a topic clearly; previewing what is to follow, organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics(e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
LAFS.7. W.1.2b Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
LAFS.7. W.1.2c Use appropriate transitions to 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 and supports from the information or explanation presented.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Learning Target:
Students will outline informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey ideas, concepts, through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

Classroom Activities

Monday, February 1st – Introductory Paragraph Outline:
Hook: Quote, Statistic or Fact, Strong Statement, or Anecdote
Thesis Statement – Promise to the reader and gives the purpose of the essay
Body Paragraphs: Descriptive details, facts, (this is your evidence & elaboration) definitions, concrete details, information, and examples.
Tuesday, February 2nd – Review transitions and complete conclusion: Paraphrase the thesis statement, summarize the main points of the essay (topic sentences from body paragraphs), leave the readers with something to think about. It could be a strong reflection, the theme, a concluding thought, or a new (but related) idea.
Wednesday, February 3rd – Volusia Literacy Test (VLT – Informative Writing)
Thursday, February 4th – Finish VLT
Friday, February 5th – Movie – National Geographic National Parks Adventure
Spelling/Vocabulary Test
Informative Packets Submitted

Assignments Due

Friday, February 5th:

Spelling/Vocabulary Test
Informative Packets Submitted

Additional Resources

Spelling & Vocabulary:
En – Cause to (Enforce)
Ad – To, toward (Admire)
Ambi – Both, two (Ambiguous)

Suffixes: (These suffixes form adjectives)
Able/Ible – Can be done (Vulnerable)
Ish – Having character of (Sluggish)
Ic – Quality, relation (Domestic)
Ive – Having nature of (Combative)
Ous – Having quality of (Prestigious)