Q2W7, 12/02/2019

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #12/02/2019
Unit of InstructionA Christmas Carol
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.8.RL.1.1 Cite textual evidence that most strongly supports analysis

LAFS.8.RL.1.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text

LAFS.8.RL.1.3 Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story reveal character

LAFS.8.RL.1.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text

LAFS.8.L.3.6 Acquire and use general academic and domain-specific words and phrases

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • To develop background info on Charles Dickens and A Christmas Carol
  • To develop vocabulary
  • To reflect on service, make thematic connections to A Christmas Carol
  • To develop understanding of character

To find relevant textual evidence to show character development

Classroom Activities

Charles Dickens KWL chart and introduction video

A Christmas Carol Stave I vocabulary crossword

Read Stave I and discuss as a class

Independent Silent Reading


ReadyFlorida Analyzing the impact of dialogue lessons and quiz

Read Stave II in small groups

Assignments Due

Home Service Reflection (Tuesday)

A Christmas Carol Stave I Vocab Crossword

ReadyFlorida Quiz (Thursday)

Scrooge Character Cluster (Thursday)

Scrooge and Regret Paragraph (Friday)

Dickens/Christmas Carol KWL chart–extra credit (Monday)

Additional Resources

Power Point

A Christmas Carol books

Charles Dickens BBC video

Charles Dickens biography

ReadyFlorida workbooks