Q2W2, October 24 – 28

Break Down Prompts and Questions (2)

Bike Trail Prompt and Text (1) – Class prompt, only grading the outline for a formative

Summative Essay Prompt and Text – Due Wednesday (November 2nd)

Writing-Outline-Format-1 (2)

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level7
Week #2
Unit of InstructionInformative Writing
Standard(s) Taught

Write expository texts to explain and analyze information from multiple sources, using relevant supporting details and a logical organizational pattern. (ELA.7.C.1.4)

Follow the rules of standard English grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling appropriate to grade level. (ELA.7.C.3.1)

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

I will learn to find and sort relevant evidence.

I will develop an outline for an informative essay including a thesis statement, main ideas, evidence, and elaboration.

I will write an informative essay using relevant evidence, elaboration, and organization.

Classroom Activities


  • Read texts to find and sort relevant evidence. 
  • Use evidence graphic organizer to determine your main ideas and develop a thesis statement.


  • Develop an outline for your informative essay answering the prompt.  Must follow the template and be typed in a Word document and shared to rodgersj@ivyhawnschool.org.  BE SURE TO CHANGE THE EDITING SETTINGS TO ANYONE WITH THIS LINK!!!


  • Dear Time 
  • Turn in book selections for the Quarter 2 Book Project


Plan and Write an informative essay on Courage and Heroism using the following prompt and passages.  https://ivyhawnschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Text-and-Task.pdf

STEP 1: Breakdown the prompt

1.Box your signal words.

2.Label your topic and point.

3.Write synonyms and examples for words in the prompt.

4.Flip the prompt and brainstorm possible answers.


STEP 2:  Read passages and sort relevant evidence

1.Use three column system to sort evidence into main ideas

2.Once you have your main ideas, write your thesis statement (remember your thesis answers the prompt and introduces your main ideas)


STEP 3: Create and outline

1.Use the template on Classroom Connect to organize and plan your writing.

STEP 4: Type your essay in Word (vportal)

1.Must include an introduction with thesis, 3 body paragraphs, and a conclusion. 

2.Be sure you have 2 pieces of evidence per paragraph and that your elaboration doesn’t just restate the evidence.


STEP 5: Turn in your essay

1.Share to rodgersj@ivyhawnschool.org (change the “specify who can edit” option to “anyone with this link”

2.Final essay due Friday, November 4th.

Assignments Due

Bike Trail Prompt Outline (formative)


Additional Resources