Quarter 2, Week 1

TeacherElizabeth Savory
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8th
Week #1
Unit of InstructionApproaching Adulthood
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.8.RL.1.1 Cite textual evidence

LAFS.8.RL.1.2 Determine theme

LAFS.8.RL.1.3 Analyze how incidents in a story reveal a character

LAFS.8.RL.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text

LAFS.8.W.1.2 Write explanatory texts 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 time frames and shorter time frames

LAFS.8.L.1.1a Explain the function of infinitives

LAFS.8.L.3.4b Use Latin affixes as clues to meaning

LAFS.8.L.3.6 Acquire and use grade-appropriate academic and domain-specific words

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • To identify theme in a story
  • To identify character motivation
  • To use evidence to support a claim
  • To develop vocabulary
Classroom Activities

Read ‘Marigolds’ by Eugenia Collier

Discuss theme and character motivation

Partner discussion questions

Short written response


Assignments Due

‘Marigolds’ partner questions and individual written response

‘Marigolds’ test

Additional Resources

Collections textbook

‘Marigolds’ audio (my.hrw.com)

Power Point

‘Marigolds’ questions and writing prompt

ThinkCERCA ‘Growing Up’ texts and activities