|Unit of Instruction||Culture and Belonging, ThinkCERCA|
LAFS.8.RI.1.1 Cite textual evidence.
LAFS.8.RI.1.2 Determine a central idea and analyze its development, including its relationship to supporting ideas.
LAFS.8.RI.1.3 Analyze how a text makes connections among ideas or events.
LAFS.8.RI.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases.
LAFS.8.RL.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
LAFS.8.W.1.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence
LAFS.8.SL.1.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
Define vocabulary using base words and context clues
Discuss factors that lead to immigration to the US from Haiti after watching background video
Record author’s attitudes towards Haiti and New York with evidence and inferences
Reading ‘Bonne Annee’ in small groups, discussion of author’s point of view
Silent independent reading
Teacher-led reading The House on Mango Street, discussion of language and themes
Close reading, reflection on quotes in double-entry journal
ThinkCerca baseline assessments
Close Reader Workbook “What To Bring”
Station rotations/blended learning
Bonne Annee quiz
ThinkCerca Baseline Assessments Writing
Close Reader “What To Bring”
A Brief History of Haiti, CBS video clip
Hrw.com for audio recording, close reading examples
Collections Textbook: Bonne Anne
The House on Mango Street novel
Close Reader Workbook: ‘What to Bring’