Q1W6, 09/16/2019

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #09/16/2019
Unit of InstructionCulture and Belonging
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.8.RL.1.1 Cite textual evidence

LAFS.8.RL.1.2 Determine a theme or central idea; summarize

LAFS.8.RL.1.3 Analyze how dialogue propels action and reveals character

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.W.1.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • To make predictions about text
  • To build background knowledge
  • To identify imagery in text
  • To reflect on language in text
  • To engage effectively in a collaborative discussion, building on others’ ideas and expressing your own clearly.
  • 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
  • Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text
  • Determine author’s purpose

To complete ThinkCERCA reading and writing baseline assessments

Classroom Activities

Bonne Annee Quiz

Silent Reading

Teacher-led reading The House on Mango Street

Discussion of text and themes

Close reading, reflection on quotes in double-entry journal

Context vocabulary

ThinkCerca baseline assessments

Close Reader Workbook “What To Bring”

Assignments Due

Bonne Annee Quiz

ThinkCerca Baseline Assessments Writing

Close Reader “What To Bring”

Additional Resources

ThinkCERCA.com

Hrw.com for audio recording, close reading examples

Power Point

Collections Textbook: Bonne Anne

The House on Mango Street novel

CBS A Brief History of Haiti video

Close Reader Workbook