Weekly Lesson Plans

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Teacher: Everett Class: English Language Arts, Grade: 7th Grade Week of: 2/23-2/27

Weekly Lesson Plans




H.O.T. Questions










Upon completion of this lesson students will be able to…

  • Understand and use new vocabulary.

  • Develop drafts by choosing an appropriate organizational strategy and building on ideas to create a focused piece of writing.

  • Write a multi-paragraph essay to convey information about a topic with a controlling idea, logically organized, and varied sentence structure.

  1. 10 Minute STAAR Practice

  2. Revise and edit essay

(Explain why it is important to learn how to work with different types of people.)

  1. Write final copy of essay

(Have 2 peers revise and edit, make at least 2 changes, and include 5 vocabulary words from any unit.)


Upon completion of this lesson students will be able to…

  • Use conventions of capitalization, and punctuation.

  • Spell correctly, using various resources to determine and check correct spellings.

  • Listen and interpret speaker’s message by interpreting both verbal and nonverbal cues.

  1. 10 Minute STAAR Practice

  2. Complete final copy essay on why it’s important to learn how to work with different types of people.

  3. Narrative vs. Expository PowerPoint (lecture/notes)

  4. Activity with example essays (determine which is expository or narrative)

Formative Assessment: Essay—Expository Essay


Upon completion of this lesson, student will be able to…

  • Understand and use elements of the writing process including: planning, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing.

  • Develop controlling idea and write about one’s own experiences with a clearly defined focus and communicates reasons for action or consequences.

  1. 10 Minute STAAR Practice

  2. Narrative vs. Expository practice

—Complete activity from Thurs. (if needed)

  1. Discuss tips/tricks for STAAR writing

  2. Talk about planning techniques and put them into practice for writing a personal narrative.

(Topic: Write a personal narrative about a time when you tried to make a good impression on someone. Be sure to write about your experience in detail and describe why it was memorable.)

Formative Assessment: Essay—Personal Narrative

Due March 2-3

English Language and Composition TEKS Chapter 110.19.b

Vocabulary Development

___2A-grade level academic words

___2B-context clues


___2D-foreighn words


Reading Comprehension-Genre/Theme


___3B-conventions in myth (extended simile, quest, hero’s journey)

___3C-analysis of time and place/influence

___4-Comprehension of text/poetry (importance of graphical elements: capital letters, line length, word position)


___6A-influence of plot development

___7-nonfiction/structural differences in autobiography/diary

___8-figurative language/sensory language

___9-informational text/culture and history

Informational-text/expository texts

___10A-evalutate text for accuracy

___10B-distinguish factual claims/assertions/opinions

___10C-organizational patterns

___10D-logical connections between/within/across texts/textual evidence

Informational text/persuasive text

___11A-central argument/cause and effect/ analogy/authority

___11B-rhetorical fallacies/hominem/exaggeration/stereotyping/categorical claims in persuasive texts

Informational texts/procedural texts

___12A-multi-dimensional instructions to complete a task/solve problem/perform procedures

___12B-explain the function of graphical components of a text

Media Literacy

___13A-explicit/implicit messages

___13B-visual and sound techniques

___13C-media influences and informs audiences

___13D-correct level of formality and tone

Writing/writing process

___14A-plan first draft/audience/range of topics/strategies

___14B-develop drafts/organizational strategy (sequence of events/cause-effect/compare-contrast)

___14C-revise drafts

___14D-edid drafts for grammar, mechanics, and spelling

___14E-revise final draft in response to feedback from peers and teacher/publish work for appropriate audiences

Writing/literary texts

___15A-imanginative story


___16-about own experiences

Writing/expository and procedural texts

___17A-multi paragraph essay to convey information about a topic

___17B-write a letter reflecting opinion/complaint/request

___17C-write responses to literary or expository texts that demonstrate writing skills for multi-paragraph essays/evidence

___17D-multimedia presentation with texts and graphics/technology

Writing persuasive texts

___18A-clear thesis or position

___18B-considers and responds to views of others/anticipates and answers reader concerns and counter-arguments

___18C-evidence/logically organized/support author’s point of view/differentiate between fact and opinion

Oral and written communication

___19A-identify, use, and understand parts of speech in context of reading, writing, and speaking

___19B-complex sentences/main vs. subordinating clauses

___19C-variety of complete sentences

Oral and written conventions

___20A-conventions of capitalization


Oral and written conventions/spelling

___21-spell correctly, use various resources to check correct spellings

Research/research plan

___22A-brainstorm/consult others/topic/formulate major research question

___22B-apply steps for obtaining and evaluating information/sources

Research/gathering sources

___23A-follow research plan to gather information from print to electronic sources

___23B-categorize information thematically

___23C-record bibliographic information (author/title/page number)

___23D-paraphrasing/plagiarism/reliable sources

Research/synthesizing information

___24A-narrow or broad major research question

___24B-utilize elements demonstrating reliability/validity/(publication date/coverage/point of view)

Research/organizing and presenting ideas

___25A-draw conclusions

___25B-evidence and reasoning

___25C-presents findings in meaningful way

___25D-follows accepted formats for integrating quotations/citations into written text to maintain flow of ideas


___26A-listen to and interpret speaker’s purpose by explaining content/evaluate delivery/ask questions

___26B-follow and give complex oral instructions to perform task/answer questions/solve problems

___26C-draw conclusions about speaker’s message/verbal communication (word choice/tone) nonverbal cues (posture/gesture/facial expressions)

Listening and speaking/speaking

___27-students speak clearly and to the point, using the conventions of language.

Listening and speaking/teamwork

___28-students work productively as a team/participate in discussion/plan agendas/have clear goals/meet deadlines/vote on key issues


Media videos




Instructional Strategies

Multimedia presentation

Student led instruction

Discovery learning

Cooperative work groups


Extra time

Modified assignments

One on one tutoring

Peer assistance

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