Q2W5, 11/12/2019

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #11/12/2019
Unit of InstructionApproaching Adulthood
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.8.RL.1.1 Cite text evidence

LAFS.8.RL.1.2 Determine a theme

LAFS.8.RL.1.3  Analyze how incidents in a story reveal a character.

LAFS.8.1.2  Write explanatory texts to examine a topic

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.4.10  Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames.


Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • Identify character motivation
  • Identify theme
  • Make inferences and determine the theme of a poem
  • Trace and evaluate arguments and evaluate supporting evidence to determine whether it is relevant or irrelevant.
  • Determine central ideas and details while analyzing relationships between ideas
  • Analyze the purpose of a public service announcement and understand the elements used in it


Classroom Activities

Poem comparison – Collections Textbook: Hanging Fire/Teenagers (Regular)

Evaluate an argument – Collections Textbook: When Do Kids Become Adults (Honors)

iReady/Ready Florida lessons

Silent Reading

Critical Vocabulary

Station rotations – blended learning

Closer Reader – Poems About Growing Up (regular)

Assignments Due

Hanging Fire/Teenagers Quiz (Regular)

When Do Kids Become Adults Quiz (Honors)

ReadyFlorida Quiz Lesson 6: Literature 1.1


Additional Resources

Collections Textbook

ReadyFlorida Workbooks


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