Q4: Week 2 – April 5-9, 2021

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #2
Unit of InstructionInformative/Argumentative Writing (FSA) & Reading
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

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.

Classroom Activities

Monday, April 5th – FSA Writing Review
Following FSA Review Day: The Role of the Rainforest
Who is at fault for the depleting state of rainforests across the globe, and how has this affected the global environment at large.
Tuesday, April 6th – FSA Writing Day
Wednesday, April 7th – LAFS & IXL (Author’s Purpose & Tone C – 1, 2, & 3)
Thursday, April 8th – LAFS & IXL (Analyzing Informational Texts G – 2) & Sentences, fragments, and run-ons Y – 5, 6, & 7)
Friday, April 9th – Vocabulary/Spelling Test: Chpts. 1 & 12 of The Outsiders
Revise Rain Forest Essay and Kahoot

Assignments Due

Monday, April 5th – The Outsiders Final Project (Periods 1 and 2 ONLY)
Friday, April 9th – Spelling & Vocabulary Test from The Outsiders Chpts. 11 & 12

Additional Resources

Spelling/Vocabulary:

1. Idolized – admire, revere, or love greatly or excessively
2. Liable – likely to do or to be something
3. Bewildered to become confused
4. Flinching – make a quick, nervous movement of the face or body as an instinctive reaction to surprise, fear or pain
5. Acquitted – free (someone) from a criminal charge
6. Compositions – a written work by a school/college student
7. Fender – the area around the wheel well of a vehicle
8. Roundabout – not saying what is meant clearly and directly