Q4: Week 1 – March 29-April 2, 2021

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #1
Unit of InstructionInformative/Argumentative Writing Review & LAFS
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.7. W.1.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
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.RL.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
LAFS.7.RL.2.5 Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning.
LAFS.7.RL.2.6 Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Learning Targets:

Students will write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Students will write informative/explanatory texts to examine a
topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
Students will provide a statement of a theme or a central idea of a text.
Students will determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are
used in a text, including figurative meaning.

Classroom Activities

Argumentative Writing Review
Thesis, Evidence, Elaboration, and Summarizing
Prompts:
Should Students in America Attend School Year-Round
Is Social Media Bad for People
Should Schools have a Dress Code
Should People be Fined if they Refuse to Recycle
Should Students be Required to take Standardized Tests

LAFS: 129-168
Unit 4
Craft & Structure in Literature

March 29th – The Outsiders: End of Unit Project
March 30th – Argumentative Writing Review & LAFS
March 31st – FSA Review Day: Schoolwide
April 1st – Argumentative Writing Review & LAFS
April 2nd – Argumentative Writing Review & LAFS

Assignments Due

Chapters 9 & 10 (The Outsiders) Vocabulary/Spelling:

Outsiders End of Unit Project: Due April 5th

Additional Resources

Spruced – Neat in dress and appearance
Mortal – Causing or having caused death
Grimacing – An ugly, twisted expression on a person’s face,
Ruefully – Expressing sorrow or regret, esp. when in a slightly humorous way
Leery – Cautious or wary due to realistic suspicions
Agony – Extreme physical or mental suffering
Stupor – A state of near-unconsciousness or insensibility
Delirious –A disturbed state of mind resulting from illness