Q3: Week 2- February 1-5, 2021

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)

TeacherKevin Kearney
Subject AreaELA/ Reading
Grade Level7
Week #2
Unit of InstructionInformative/Explanatory Essay
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, February 1st – Introductory Paragraph Outline:
Hook: Quote, Statistic or Fact, Strong Statement, or Anecdote
Thesis Statement – Promise to the reader and gives the purpose of the
– Body Paragraphs: Descriptive details, facts, (this is your evidence
& elaboration) definitions, concrete details, information, and
– Review transitions and complete conclusion: Paraphrase the thesis
statement, summarize the main points of the essay (topic sentences
from body paragraphs), leave the readers with something to think
about. It could be a strong reflection, the theme, a concluding
thought, or a new (but related) idea.
Tuesday, February 2nd- Volusia Literacy Test (VLT- Informative Writing)
Wednesday, February 3rd – Volusia Literacy Test (VLT – Informative Writing)
Thursday, February 4th – Paired Readings/ Everglades Readings
– Read independently
Friday, February 5th – Movie – National Geographic National Parks Adventure
– Spelling/Vocabulary Test
– Read independently

Assignments Due

Friday, February 5th:

Spelling/Vocabulary Test

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