Quarter 2, Week 4

TeacherElizabeth Savory
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8th
Week #11/6/2017-11/9/2017
Unit of InstructionArgument VLT and Encore! stories
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.8.W.1.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence

LAFS.8.W.2.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience

LAFS.8.W.3.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research

LAFS.8.RL.1.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text

LAFS.8.RL.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text

LAFS.8.RL.2.5 Compare and contrast the structure of tow or more texts

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

To complete argument VLT on Child Labor

To compare story elements and structure

To identify themes in stories

Classroom Activities

Argument writing VLT: Child Labor

Missing work reports and catch-up

Conjunctions worksheet and review

‘When Do Kids Become Adults’ Quiz

Silent Reading

Stations: reading and discussing stories

Reader’s Theatre

Assignments Due

VLT Argument Essay: Child Labor

‘When Do Kids Become Adults’ Quiz

Additional Resources

Power Point

Performance Assessment books: VLT, Child Labor texts and Prompt

‘The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County’ by Mark Twain

‘The Necklace’ by Guy de Maupassant

‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ by Washington Irving, Reader’s Theater Adaptation from Teachers Pay Teachers

‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ short Disney film at┬ádailymotion.com

Audio version of ‘The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County on Youtube