Week 1.1: 8/14-8/18

TeacherKirsten Kiwior
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts
Grade Level8th
Week #1
Unit of InstructionIntroduction
Standard(s) Taught

8.L.1.1 – Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
8.RL.1.1 – Cite textual evidence in literature.
8.RL.1.2 – Determine a theme or central idea in literature.
8.RL.2.4 – Analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone.
8.RL.1.1 – Cite textual evidence in informational text.
8.RI.1.2 – Determine a central idea in informational text.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  1. To get to know one another and build our classroom community.
  2. To understand the rules, policies, expectations, and procedures of our classroom.
  3. To think critically about the message we communicate to the world through our actions, words, and image.
  4. To understand and identify subject & predicate in sentences.
  5. To gain a basic knowledge of the seven parts of speech.
  6. To identify theme in a poem and make text-to-self connections.
  7. To determine the main idea in informational text.
Classroom Activities

Policies, procedures, and expectations presentation.
“Pretty Good” poem and responses.
“Memes with a purpose” activity and responses.
Set up Interactive Notebook
Parts of Speech flipbook
Parts of Speech diagnostic activity
Subject & Predicate presentation
“Intelligent Listening” article and responses.

Assignments Due

“Pretty Good” poem responses
“Memes with a Purpose” responses
Parts of Speech diagnostic
“Intelligent Listening” responses

Additional Resources