TeacherGinger Barnhart
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #02/19/2019
Unit of InstructionAnne Frank's Legacy/ Informative VLT
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.8.RL.1.1 Cite textual evidence that supports inferences

LAFS.8.RL.1.3 Analyze how dialogue or incidents in a drama propel the action, reveal character, or provoke a decision


LAFS.8.RL.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text

LAFS.8.RL.2.6 Analyze how differences in points of view create suspense

LAFS.8.W.3.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection

LAFS.8.SL.1.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussion

LAFS.8.RI.1.2 Determine central idea and supporting ideas

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

LAFS.8.W.3.7 Conduct short research projects

LAFS.8.W.3.8 Gather information from multiple print and digital sources

LAFS.8.W.3.9 Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research

LAFS.8.L.3.6 Acquire and use general academic and domain-specific words and phrases

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • To analyze stage directions of a drama, including its effect on plot and character
  • Cite strong textual evidence to support inferences
  • Analyze how particular lines of dialogue propel the action and reveal aspects of a character
  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases as used in the text using context clues
  • To write effective body paragraphs
  • To introduce quotes and cite evidence
  • To use connectives and transition between ideas
  • To structure a paragraph with topic sentences
  • To summarize/paraphrase information effectively as well as use quotes
  • To write an effective conclusion
  • To proofread a final draft of an essay
  • To evaluate an essay using rubric criteria
Classroom Activities

bell-ringers: reflection, partner discussion, and making predictions, Informative Writing review, Act 1 review

Read and perform Act I, scene 5 of ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ 

Literature circles-week 4

Silent independent reading

“Diary of Anne Frank” Act 1 Quiz

Informative Writing VLT

Assignments Due

Literature circle packet, role 4

Formative Grade: Literature circle roles 1-3

“The Diary of Anne Frank” Act 1 Quiz

Informative VLT Test

Independent Informative Essay remediations

Additional Resources


Collections textbook, ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ play

Power Point

Literature circle novels: Diary of a Young Girl, Night, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The Book Thief

FSA Informative Writing Rubric