Q2W4, 11/04/2019

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #11/04/2019
Unit of InstructionArgumentative Writing/Approaching Adulthood
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.1.1a 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

LAFS.8.RL.1.2 Determine a theme.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • To write an effective body paragraph
  • To introduce and cite evidence
  • To use persuasive and ambitious vocabulary
  • To write an effective counterclaim paragraph
  • To use transition words and connectives
  • To determine the theme of a text
Classroom Activities

Collections Textbook: Hanging Fire/Teenagers (Honors)

Collections Textbook: When Do Kids Become Adults? (Honors)

Collections Textbook: Marigolds (Regular)

Station rotations-blended learning

iReady lessons

Volusia Literacy Test  (Honors Wed. & Thurs, Regular Thurs., & Fri.)


Assignments Due

Hanging Fire/Teenagers Quiz (Honors)

Marigolds Quiz (Regular)


Additional Resources

Performance Assessment Workbooks

Collections Textbook