Quarter 2, Week 3

TeacherElizabeth Savory
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8th
Week #10/30/2017-11/3/2017
Unit of InstructionApproaching Adulthood
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.8.RI.1.1 Cite textual evidence

LAFS.8.RI.1.2 Determine central idea; summarize

LAFS.8.RI.1.3 Analyze how an idea is introduced and elaborated

LAFS.8.RI.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases

LAFS.8.RI.2.5 Analyze structure

LAFS.8.RI.2.6 Determine an author’s point of view and how it is conveyed

LAFS.8.RI.3.8 Trace and evaluate an argument

LAFS.8.RI.3.9 Compare and contrast texts

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • To trace and evaluate arguments
  • To evaluate supporting evidence to determine whether the evidence is relevant or irrelevant
  • To compare/contrast argument texts
  • To determine main ideas
  • To identify claims and counterclaims
Classroom Activities

Bell Ringers: free writing and vocabulary

Read argument texts: ‘When Do Children Become Adults?’

Complete evaluation charts of each argument

Discuss and compare arguments

Close Reader: Much Too Young to Work So Hard

Station rotations: teacher-led, partners, and small group

Scary stories for Halloween: The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, and ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ dramatic reading


Assignments Due

Close Reader: Much Too Young to Work So Hard

argument comparison charts

Additional Resources

Collections textbook

Close Reader

‘Tell-Tale Heart’ videos on Youtube

Scholastic Scope magazine: ‘Monkey’s Paw’ play