Q4W4 – April 10 – 14

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level7
Week #4
Unit of InstructionChange Agents
Standard(s) Taught
  • Paraphrase content from grade-level texts ELA.7.R.3.2
  • Compare two or more central ideas and their development throughout a text. ELA.7.R.2.2
  • Explain how individual text sections and/or features convey a purpose in texts ELA.7.R.2.1
  • Apply knowledge of Greek and Latin roots and affixes to determine meanings of words and phrases ELA.7.V.1.2
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

I will learn to paraphrase a history writing.

I will use key details and ideas to determine a central idea.


Classroom Activities


  • Video – Child Labor in the early 1900s
  • Read, Frances Perkins and the Triangle Factory Fire by David Brooks (paragraphs 1 – 10)



  • Expand Your Vocabulary, page 530
  • Read, Frances Perkins and the Triangle Factory Fire by David Brooks (Paragraphs 11 – 21)
  • Determine Central Idea and Paraphrase passages
  • Complete Assessment Practice Questions on page 527



  • DEAR Time



  • HMH Online Textbook:  Read “from Ashes to Roses” and complete the assessment practice questions


  • Write: in Word, create a fictional narrative about a Triangle Shirtwaist Factory worker based on the selection and any additional research you might do on the the event.
    • Choose a situation for your factory worker character.  Use either a first-person or a third-person narrator.
    • List events in chronological order and end with a conclusion.  Use vivid language to describe the action.  Show don’t tell!
    • Upload your narrative to gradebook.
  • Watch Your Language, page 531 (Combining Sentences with Phrases)




Assignments Due
  • Assessment Practice Questions – from Ashes to Roses
  • Narrative Writing – Triangle Shirtwaist Factory
  • Argumentative Essay PAST DUE!
Additional Resources