Q1,W2

TeacherGinger Barnhart
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #8/20/2018
Unit of InstructionCulture and Belonging
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.8.RL.1.1 Cite textual evidence

LAFS.8.RL.1.2 Determine a theme or central idea; summarize

LAFS.8.RL.1.3 Analyze how dialogue propels action and reveals character

LAFS.8.W.1.2 Write informative/explanatory text to examine a topic

LAFS.8.W.2.4 Produce clear and coherent writing

LAFS.8.W.3.9a Apply grade 8 Reading standards to literature

LAFS.8.W.4.10 Write routinely over extended and shorter time frames

LAFS.8.L.1.1c Form and use verbs in the imperative mood

LAFS.8.L.3.4a Use context as a clue to the meaning of words

LAFS.8.L.3.4d Verify word meanings in a dictionary

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

1) To analyze plot and character
2) To make inferences and support them with evidence

3) To discuss the central question: How do Maya’s interactions with her family and friends reveal the challenges of being an immigrant in a new country?

4) To write a detailed response to a prompt

5) To work together effectively within a group

Classroom Activities

Free writes in response to prompts

Silent Reading, Popcorn reading aloud, listening to audio recording of “My Favorite Chaperone” story

Discussion of text and themes

Close reading

Group work on characterization

Independent writing on literature-based prompt

Socratic Seminar

Assignments Due

Where I’m From poem final draft

Characterization chart

Free writes/bell ringers

Character analysis group work

“My Favorite Chaperone” quiz

Independent written response (choice of prompt)

Additional Resources

Collections textbook: ‘My Favorite Chaperone’

My.hrw.com for audio recording, close reading examples

Power Point