Quarter 3, Week 6

TeacherElizabeth Savory
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8th
Week #2/12/2018-2/16/2018
Unit of InstructionAnne Frank’s Legacy, Literary Analysis
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.8.RL.1.1 Cite textual evidence that supports inferences

LAFS.8.RL.1.2 Determine a theme or central idea

LAFS.8.RL.2.4 Analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone

LAFS.8.W.1.1a-e Write arguments to support claims

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

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

LAFS.8.W.4.10 Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • To annotate ‘There But for the Grace’ poem for literary devices and inferences
  • To analyze sound devices in a poem to understand how they impact meaning
  • To analyze author’s word choice and syntax
  • To identify and explain theme
  • Cite strong textual evidence to support inferences
  • Make thematic connections to The Diary of Anne Frank
  • To plan a literary analysis essay
Classroom Activities

bell-ringers: power writing

Read ‘There But for the Grace’ and annotate as a class

Work with a partner on Performance Assessment tasks: Literary analysis

Whole class, partner, and independent literary analysis essay planning

ThinkCERCA additional reading practice–Black History Month topic choices

My.hrw.com interactive writing lessons

Station rotations, blended learning

Literature Circles Week 6

Period 2: informative writing review and intervention

Assignments Due

‘There But for the Grace’: annotated poem, group questions, quiz

Performance Assessment pages 68-86

Essay plan

ThinkCERCA Black History month quizzes

Literature circle packet, role 6

Additional Resources

Collections textbook, ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ play and ‘There But for the Grace’ poem

poem Discussion questions

Power Point


My.hrw.com interactive writing lessons

essay planning sheet