Q4,W8 Honors

TeacherGinger Barnhart
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #05/13/2019
Unit of InstructionTo Kill a Mockingbird
Standard(s) Taught

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.RL.1.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text

LAFS.8.RL.1.3 Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision

LAFS.8.RL.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts

LAFS.8.SL.1.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  1. To explain how the narrative reveals character traits
  2. To understand setting and the role it will play in the narrative
  3. To identify themes, motifs, symbols and find evidence to support them
  4. To evaluate key ideas in a chapter
  5. To evaluate character choices
  6. To summarize main ideas
Classroom Activities

bell-ringers: predicting and summarizing; free writing on themes

vocabulary: defining with context clues and checking for accuracy

Read the novel (some teacher-read, some popcorn reading, some silently and independently, some homework)

Class discussion on characters, setting, and themes

Chapter reflections, questions

Assignments Due

Chapter 9 questions

Chapter 6-9 quiz

Chapter 14 questions

Chapter 16 quote explanations

Chapter 10-15 quiz

Additional Resources

Power Point

To Kill a Mockingbird novel by Harper Lee

Audio on Youtube

Discovering Literature Series: To Kill A Mockingbird, A Teaching Guide, Challenging Level

Milliken Publishing Company: To Kill A Mockingbird Teacher’s Guide