Quarter 1, Week 1

TeacherElizabeth Savory
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8th
Week #1
Unit of InstructionIntroductions, Culture & Belonging
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.8.RL.4.10 Read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems…LAFS.8.W.1.3d Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events

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

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

1) To get to know each other and begin to build our learning community
2) To establish rules, expectations and procedures

3) To review literary terms

4) To write a creative poem including a range of poetic devices

Classroom Activities

Free writes in response to prompts

Think, Pair, Share “Pretty Good” poem

Role play class rules/expectations

Create mini-posters for literary terms

Annotate ‘Where I’m From’ poem

Brainstorm, write their own poems (draft, feedback, edit)

Silent Reading

Partner interviews and presentations on a special object (Artifact Exchange)

Assignments Due

List of 10 Things I Should Know

Literary Terms mini-posters

‘Where I’m From’ poems

Artifact Exchange

Additional Resources

Class Syllabus

‘Pretty Good’ poem by Charles Osgood

Literary terms pretest

‘Where I’m From’ poem by George Ella Lyon