Q1W8, 09/30/2019

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #09/30/2019
Unit of InstructionCulture and Belonging
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.8.W.1.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence

LAFS.8.W.1.1a Introduce claim, distinguish from opposing claim, organize reasons and evidence logically

LAFS.8.W.1.1b Support claim with logical reasoning and relevant evidence

LAFS.8.W.1.1c Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion

LAFS.8.W.1.1d Establish and maintain formal style

LAFS.8.W.1.1e Provide concluding section that follows from and supports the argument presented

LAFS.8.W.2.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

LAFS.8.W.3.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

To select relevant textual evidence

To organize pros and cons

To effectively plan an argument essay

To write an effective claim and introductory paragraph

To reflect and connect with a literary text

Classroom Activities

Collection 1 Unit Test 

Performance Assessment books

ThinkCERCA highlighting text for evidence and planning essay

Whole-class planning of argument essay

Read and discuss The House on Mango Street, work on double-entry journals

Silent reading

Independent planning of argument essay

Annotating model intro paragraph, shared writing of intro, independent writing of intro

Station rotations-blending learning

Cultural Heritage Day

Assignments Due

Collection 1 Unit Test

Quarter 1 Book Project

Independent planning and introduction paragraph


Additional Resources


Performance Assessment booklet

Articles from ThinkCERCA.com