Quarter 2 Week 3 November 16 – 20

TeacherDanielle Suhr
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #12
Unit of InstructionArgumentative Essay, class novel, chapter book, iReady Florida
Standard(s) Taught

VLT – Argumentative Essay:
LAFS.7.W.1.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
a. Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and
organize the reasons and evidence logically.
b. Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using
accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the
topic or text.
c. Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the
relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.
d. Establish and maintain a formal style.
e. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports
the argument presented.

Story Elements:
LAFS.7.RL.1.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from 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)

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

My students will continue to learn how to write a solid argumentative essay.

My students will practice text marking.

My students will read their chapter books.

My students will take the VLT.


Classroom Activities

Monday – Argumentative Essay, read class novel

Tuesday – Argumentative Essay, read class novel

Wednesday – Argumentative Essay, read class novel, Start VLT

Thursday – VLT

Friday – VLT

Assignments Due
  1. Watch video on your own time. This is mandatory! It’s very short and very good!
  2. Complete VLT writing diagnostic.
  3. Get a new chapter book by WEDNESDAY for independent reading.
  4. Work on Edgenuity Language Arts and your chapter book if you finish your VLT.
  5. Your next book report is due on December 14.
Additional Resources


Read passages aloud, help correct words that were mispronounced, explain the meanings of words, offer different ways to express knowledge, stay after other students have left to work on assignments to work one-on-one with students or to answer their questions or solve problems for them, offer longer times to complete assignments, break learning into smaller chunks, play learning games that teach new information or reinforce information already taught, teach with pictures and videos to give students visual clues and experiences