W.7.2

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

 
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Survival of the Fittest (2 Days)

7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Fitness does not mean stronger or faster.

 
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"Daedalus and Icarus" Plot Line

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Folklore
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Folklore
Mary Lynch
Mesa, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Retell a myth with illustrations.

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It's Getting Crowded ... Let's Move - Osmosis and Diffusion

7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore diffusion/osmosis through modeling, video simulations, and text to develop an evidence based explanation.

 
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Excretory System - Removal of Waste to Live

7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Systems & The Human Body
7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Systems & The Human Body
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students use a model to describe how structure and function of excretory system (i.e. kidney) affects our daily lives.

 
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"Arachne"

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Folklore
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Folklore
Mary Lynch
Mesa, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What happens when you insult a god?

 
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Greek Gods - Wanted Poster!

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Folklore
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Folklore
Mary Lynch
Mesa, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Getting to know Greek gods/goddesses.

 
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Planning Out Our Claim, Reasons and Evidence

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Explanatory Essay
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Explanatory Essay
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What do you claim?

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Theme

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Folklore
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Folklore
Mary Lynch
Mesa, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What lesson did I learn?

 
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9th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry Analysis
Donna Fletcher
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What does Paul Laurence Dunbar reveal in his words about the mask we wear in our lives?

 
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Reading Log Introduction

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Laying the Foundations: Teaching Routines, Procedures, and Expectations through Authentic Activities
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Laying the Foundations: Teaching Routines, Procedures, and Expectations through Authentic Activities
Taylor Tasha DeVries
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students practice reading and writing skills in weekly reading logs.

 
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Mitochondria "The Powerhouse of the Cell"

7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

An interactive lesson where students observe Cellular Respiration in Yeast.

 
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"Raven and the Sources of Light"

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Folklore
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Folklore
Mary Lynch
Mesa, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Is the Raven caring or a trickster?

 
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Word Roots, How Can I Use You?

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Folklore
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Folklore
Mary Lynch
Mesa, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Do word roots really help determine the meaning of new words?

 
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Artistic Interpretation of "Daedalus and Icarus"

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Folklore
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Folklore
Mary Lynch
Mesa, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Tell a story through art.

 
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Writing an Outline for an Informative Paragraph

7th Grade ELA » Unit: What Happened to Emmett Till?: Analyzing Multiple Sources to Discover History
7th Grade ELA » Unit: What Happened to Emmett Till?: Analyzing Multiple Sources to Discover History
Taylor Tasha DeVries
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Writing outlines before writing rough drafts helps students focus on ideas and organization.

 
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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.

Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

Use appropriate transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.

Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

Establish and maintain a formal style

Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.

Common Core ELA
 
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