|Unit of Instruction||Approaching Adulthood/Argumentative Writing|
LAFS.8.RL.1.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
LAFS.910.RL.1.3 Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
LAFS.8.RL.1.1 Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
LAFS.8.RI.3.8 Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
Submit final draft of independent essay in Think Cerca
Create a graphic organizer for “Marigolds” to identify themes
Answer partner questions for “Marigolds”
Complete two CER paragraphs for “Marigolds”
Independent Silent Reading
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Independent argument essay, Final Draft (submit in ThinkCerca)
“Marigolds” Partner Questions
“Marigolds” CER paragraphs
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