Q3: Week 1 – January 25-29, 2021


TeacherKevin Kearney
Subject AreaELA/ Reading
Grade Level7
Week #1
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, January 25th: No School (Teacher Duty Day/End of Quarter 2)
Tuesday, January 26th: Review Informative Essay Organization Patterns
Informational Text: Record-breaking Python Found in Everglades
Wednesday, January 27th: Volusia County District Interim Assessment – Reading on iReady
Literary Terms Quiz (See Quizlet)
Thursday, January 28th: Finish DIA
Paired Texts: The Everglades: An Endangered Habitat
Friday, January 29th: Spelling/Vocabulary Quiz
Begin outline of informative essay selecting one of five organizational patterns:

Assignments Due

Wednesday, January 25th: Literary Terms Quiz
Friday, January 27th: Spelling/Vocabulary Quiz

Additional Resources

Trans: Across, beyond, change (Translate)
Auto: Self, same (Autonomy)
Inter: Between, among (Interim)
Intra: Inside, within (Intravenous)
Ex/Ef: Out, away from (Expansion)
A/An: Not, without (Atheist)
Peri: Around (Perimeter)
Sym/Syn: With, together (Synonymous)