Quarter 3 Week 1 January 26 – 29, 2021

ELA 07 VLT 2 Informative 2020-2021-1 (3)


TeacherDanielle Suhr
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #1
Unit of InstructionInformative Essays
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.7.RL.1.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to supporanalysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

LAFS.7.RL.1.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text;provide a summary of the text.

LAFS.7.RL.1.3 Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).

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.2.6 Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.

LAFS.7.RL.3.7 Compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to its audio, filmed, staged, or multimedia version, analyzing the effects of techniques unique to each medium (e.g., lighting, sound, color, or camera focus and angles in a film).

LAFS.7.RL.3.9 Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will write an informational essay.

Students will read our class novel, answer questions, and discuss.

Classroom Activities

Monday – Teacher Work Day

Tuesday – Informative Essay

Wednesday – Reading and Informative Essay

Thursday – Informative Essay

Friday – Informative Essay

Assignments Due
  1. Type a rough draft on WORD 365 (V Portal).
  2. Use 12 point font.
  3. Indent each paragraph.
  4. Make sure your name and date are on your paper.
  5. Write an introduction about your prompt.
  6. Write 3-4 paragraphs in the middle of the informative essay with examples from your research. Give SPECIFIC DETAILS.
  7. You can quote from your sources. The punctuation looks like this: The first article tells us, “90% of other animals have been killed and eaten by pythons.” Notice there is a comma before the quotation mark.
  8. You can paraphrase from your sources. You already know that paraphrasing means to put the ideas in your own words. Paraphrasing and its punctuation look like this: Pythons, which are not native to Florida, have taken a terrible toll on the environment, we learn from the second article. There are no quotation marks, but be sure to tell where you got this information.
  9. Write a conclusion. DON’T FORGET THIS. What is the most important thing you can say about the prompt? Say it here in the conclusion.
  10. Turn all quotes and paraphrasing YELLOW (highlight them).
  11. Read your rough draft out loud to 2 other people. Listen for mistakes. Fix them.
  12. Spellcheck for spelling errors.
  13. Send your rough draft to Dr. Forney at: mjforney@volusia.k12.fl.us and only that address.
  14. Your rough draft is due by Thursday, January 28. Send me your best work,
  15. If you don’t follow directions you will have to start over.
  16. Good luck, everyone. I think you can do a great job because you are amazing students. I believe in you. Please show me–prove to me–that you can produce 7th grade writing.
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