Q3: Week 4 – February 16-19, 2021

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #4
Unit of InstructionInformative/Explanatory Essay Revisions & Text Structure
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.RI.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
LAFS.7.RI.2.5 Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Learning Targets:

– Students will revise informative/explanatory essay. Students will do a reverse outline of essay allowing them to visualize missing components of the essay.
– Students will analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text.
– Students will determine an author’s point of view and determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in a text.

Classroom Activities

Monday, February 15th – No School
Tuesday, February 15th – VLT Informative Essay Revisions
Wednesday, February 16th – LAFS Workbook P. 95 (Analyzing Text Structure) and IXL T: 1 & 2 and JJ: 1
Thursday, February 17th – Begin the novel The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Friday, February 18th – LAFS Workbook P. 103 (Determining Point of View)

Assignments Due

Friday, February 18th:

Spelling & Vocabulary Test
Informative Essay Revisions Due (Summative Grade)

Additional Resources

Spelling & Vocabulary Words: The Outsiders Chapters 1 & 2