Week 1.3: 8/28-8/31

TeacherKirsten Kiwior
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts
Grade Level8th
Week #3
Unit of InstructionCulture and Belonging; Think CERCA
Standard(s) Taught

8.RL.1.1 – Cite textual evidence in literature
8.RL.1.2 – Determine a theme or central idea; summarize
8.RL.1.3 – Analyze how dialogue propels action and reveals character
8.RL.2.4 – Analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone
8.RI.1.1  – Cite textual evidence in literature
8.RI.1.2 – Determine a theme or central idea; summarize
8.W.1.1 – Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence
8.W.3.4 – Write routinely over extended time frames

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  1. To read and comprehend argumentative articles.
  2. To write a five-paragraph argumentative essay.
  3. To understand and comprehend literature.
  4. To analyze the development of a story’s plot structure.
  5. To make inferences and support them with evidence.
  6. To make predictions based on text evidence.
  7. To understand and apply the rules of sentence structure to create simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences.
  8. To work together effectively within a group.
  9. To build silent reading stamina.
  10. To discuss and debate as a group.
Classroom Activities

Think CERCA:
– What is CERCA?
– School in Ancient Rome
– Living on the Edge
– Leveling: Fitness Goals
– Pythons Invade & Essay

“Where I’m From” poem with regards to culture and self-identity.
Interactive Notebook Checklist
Read “My Favorite Chaperone”

Assignments Due

Think CERCA:
– What is CERCA?
– School in Ancient Rome
– Living on the Edge
– Leveling: Fitness Goals
– Pythons Invade & Essay

“Where I’m From” poem with regards to culture and self-identity.
Interactive Notebook Checklist
Read “My Favorite Chaperone”

Additional Resources