Quarter 2, Week 2

TeacherElizabeth Savory
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8th
Week #2
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.2.4 Determine figurative meanings

LAFS.8.RL.2.5 Compare and contrast the structure of 2 texts

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

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

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • To identify theme in a poem
  • To compare structure of 2 poems
  • To develop understanding of forming a claim
  • To understand counter-claim
  • To practice close reading and analytical skills
Classroom Activities

Read ‘Hanging Fire’ and ‘Teenagers’

Chart to compare speaker, themes, poetic language, structure

Short written response, CER comparison with partner

ThinkCERCA direct instruction lessons: Theme and Tone

Close Reader: The Whistle, Identity, Hard on the Gas

Class discussion and small group work

Assignments Due

‘Marigolds’ quiz

‘Hanging Fire’ and ‘Teenagers’ written comparison

Poems quiz

ThinkCERCA direct instruction quizzes: Theme and Tone

Close Reader: The Whistle, Identity, and Hard on the Gas

Additional Resources

Collections textbook

Power Point

ThinkCERCA direct instruction lessons

Close Reader workbook