Week 1.8: 10/2-10/6

Helpful Attachments:

Book Talk Guidelines

Running Academic Vocabulary (Terms you should know)

Running Reading Vocabulary List (Vocabulary from our readings that should be in your INB)

Social Media Prompt: Should there be an age requirement for social media use?

Social Media 1: Why Teens Should be on Social Media

Social Media 2: The Age of Social Media

Social Media 3: Digital Citizens

Video Games Prompt: Do the potential benefits of video games outweigh the disadvantages?

Video Games 1: What Video Games Can Teach Us

Video Games 2: The Violent Side of Video Games

Video Games 3: The Power of Video Games

Video Games 4: Video Games Waste of Time

TeacherKirsten Kiwior
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8th
Week #8
Unit of InstructionCulture & Belonging; 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

Bonne Annee Analysis
Bonne Annee Test
Argumentative Essay
Plurals vs. Possessive Nouns

Assignments Due

Bonne Annnee analysis (p. 37, p. 38 #1-7, p. 39 #1-5)
Bonne Annee test
Argumentative Essay
Argumentative Essay edits
Plurals vs. Possessive nouns activity

Additional Resources

2nd/6th House Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/R5vQR2qTaczft8pk1 

3rd/7th House Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/gVROh1imPJJcDZxJ3

4th/8th House Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/1lViviuLX4UFalIp1