Quarter 1, Week 2

TeacherElizabeth Savory
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8th
Week #2
Unit of InstructionCulture & Belonging
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.8.RL.1.1 Cite textual evidence

LAFS.8.RL.1.2 Determine a theme or central idea; summarize

LAFS.8.RL.1.3 Analyze how dialogue propels action and reveals character

LAFS.8.W.1.2 Write informative/explanatory text to examine a topic

LAFS.8.W.2.4 Produce clear and coherent writing

LAFS.8.W.3.9a Apply grade 8 Reading standards to literature

LAFS.8.W.4.10 Write routinely over extended and shorter time frames

LAFS.8.L.1.1c Form and use verbs in the imperative mood

LAFS.8.L.3.4a Use context as a clue to the meaning of words

LAFS.8.L.3.4d Verify word meanings in a dictionary

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

1) To analyze plot and character
2) To make inferences and support them with evidence

3) To discuss the central question: How do Maya’s interactions with her family and friends reveal the challenges of being an immigrant in a new country?

4) To write a detailed response to a prompt

5) To work together effectively within a group

Classroom Activities

Free writes in response to prompts

Silent Reading

Popcorn reading aloud

Discussion of text and themes

Close reading

Group work on characterization

Independent writing on literature-based prompt

Socratic Seminar

Assignments Due

Characterization chart

Free writes/bell ringers

Character analysis group work

Independent written response (choice of prompt)

Additional Resources

Collections textbook: ‘My Favorite Chaperone’

My.hrw.com for audio recording, close reading examples

Power Point