Q4W5, April 17 – 21

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level7
Week #5
Unit of InstructionChange Agents
Standard(s) Taught
  • Write expository texts to explain and analyze information from multiple sources, using relevant supporting details and logical organizational pattern ELA.7.C.1.4
  • Improve writing by planning, revising and editing, considering feedback from adults and peers ELA.7.C.1.5
  • Conduct research to answer a question, drawing on multiple reliable and valid sources, and generating additional questions for further research ELA.7.C.4.1
  • Present information orally, in a logical sequence, emphasizing key points that support central

    idea ELA.7.C.2.1

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

I will develop a plan for my research project.

I will develop a draft of my research.

I will edit and revise my research project.

I will publish my research project.


Classroom Activities


  • Finish Narrative Writing (Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Factory) – upload to gradebook for a formative grade
  • Remediation time


  • Complete the Compare Authors’ Perspectives activities on page 548 in the textbook
  • Research Project
    • With a partner, you will research another significant fire in history and its effects.
    • Together, you will research your fire and gather information using the graphic organizer on page 549.
    • You will compile your information into a PowerPoint presentation and give an oral presentation using timelines, photographs, charts, maps, or other media materials.


  • DEAR Time – Read “Sometimes a Dream Needs a Push” on pages 483 – 488 in the textbook.  Complete all annotations and questions in the margins.  Formative Grade


  • Prepare your PowerPoint presentation (60 minutes)
    • Presentation must include:
      • All information from the graphic organizer.
      • The effects of the fire.
      • Graphics/visuals/charts/timeline
      • Should be at least 4 slides.
  • Presentations (30 minutes) 
Assignments Due

Research PowerPoint (summative)

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Narrative Writing (formative)

Sometimes a Dream Needs a Push (formative)

Additional Resources
  • HMH online textbook 
  • go to: https://www.hmhco.com/
  • Log-in and be sure to select Volusia County Charter Dist
  • User – Alpha Code
  • Password – birthday