Q1, W4

TeacherElizabeth Savory
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8th
Week #9/3/2018-9/7/2018
Unit of InstructionCulture and Belonging, ThinkCERCA
Standard(s) Taught

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
  • To make predictions about text
  • To build background knowledge
  • To identify imagery in text
  • To reflect on language in text
  • To engage effectively in a collaborative discussion, building on others’ ideas and expressing your own clearly.
  • 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
  • Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text
  • Determine author’s purpose
  • To complete ThinkCERCA reading and writing baseline assessments
Classroom Activities

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

Assignments Due

Bonne Annee quiz

ThinkCerca Baseline Assessments Writing

Close Reader “What To Bring” 

Additional Resources

Power Point

A Brief History of Haiti, CBS video clip

ThinkCERCA.com

Hrw.com for audio recording, close reading examples

Collections Textbook: Bonne Anne

The House on Mango Street novel

Close Reader Workbook: ‘What to Bring’