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TeacherKirsten Kiwior
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts
Grade Level8th
Week #7
Unit of InstructionCulture & Belonging; Nouns; Argumentative Essays
Standard(s) Taught

8.RI.1.1 – Cite textual evidence in informational text
8.RI.1.2 – Determine a central idea of an informational text
8.RI.2.6 – Determine author’s purpose
8.SL.1.1 – Engage in collaborative discussions
8.SL.1.1 – Command of English grammar and conventions
8.SL.2.6 – Adapt speech to a variety of contexts
8.W.1.1 – Write an argumentative essay
8.W.3.4 – Write routinely over extended time frames

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  1. To understand and comprehend informational text.
  2. To make inferences and support them with evidence.
  3. To make predictions based on text evidence.
  4. To work together effectively within a group.
  5. To build silent reading stamina.
  6. To prepare for and engage in collaborative discussions.
  7. To understand the different types of nouns
  8. To establish a claim and write an argumentative essay.
Classroom Activities

Nouns Pre-test and homework
Planning an argumentative essay – Performance Assessment (p.11-20)
Types of Nouns and Compound Nouns INB
Bonne Annee (p.31-36 of textbook)
Bonne Annee Socratic Seminar

Assignments Due

Nouns Pre-Test and HW packet
Performance Assessment booklet p.1-20
Types of Nouns & Compound Nouns INB
Bonne Annee Socratic Seminar notes

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