TeacherGinger Barnhart
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #11/05/2018
Unit of InstructionApproaching Adulthood
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.8.RI.1.1 Cite textual evidence

LAFS.8.RI.1.2 Determine central idea; summarize

LAFS.8.RI.1.3 Analyze how an idea is introduced and elaborated

LAFS.8.RI.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases

LAFS.8.RI.2.5 Analyze structure

LAFS.8.RI.2.6 Determine an author’s point of view and how it is conveyed

LAFS.8.RI.3.8 Trace and evaluate an argument

LAFS.8.RI.3.9 Compare and contrast texts

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • To trace and evaluate arguments
  • To evaluate supporting evidence to determine whether the evidence is relevant or irrelevant
  • To compare/contrast argument texts
  • To determine main ideas
  • To identify claims and counterclaims
Classroom Activities

Bell Ringers: free writing and vocabulary

Compare/contrast poem structure in Ready Florida workbooks

writing CER paragraphs to compare ‘Hanging Fire’ and ‘Teenagers’ poems

‘Hanging Fire’ and ‘Teenagers’ quiz

Silent independent reading

iReady growth checks and lessons

Read argument texts: ‘When Do Children Become Adults?’

Complete evaluation charts of each argument

Discuss and compare arguments

Close Reader: Much Too Young to Work So Hard

Blended learning station rotations: teacher-led, partners, and small group

Assignments Due

‘Hanging Fire’ and ‘Teenagers’ quiz

‘Hanging Fire’ and ‘Teenagers’ CER paragraphs (extra credit)

Close Reader: Much Too Young to Work So Hard

argument comparison charts

Additional Resources

Collections textbook: ‘Hanging Fire’, ‘Teenagers’, ‘When Do Kids Become Adults?’

Power Point


Ready Florida Workbooks

Close Reader: Much Too Young to Work So Hard