Quarter 4, Week 10

TeacherElizabeth Savory
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8th
Week #5/21/2018-5/25/2018
Unit of InstructionTo Kill a Mockingbird
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.8.RL.1.1 Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text

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.1.3 Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision

LAFS.8.RL.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts

LAFS.8.SL.1.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly

LAFS.8.RL.3.7 Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating choices made by the director or actors

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  1. To use context clues to define vocabulary
  2. To explain and evaluate character choices
  3. To identify themes of prejudice, justice, growing up, hypocrisy
  4. To explain symbolism
  5. To summarize main ideas in a chapter
  6. To explain themes of prejudice, justice, growing up, hypocrisy found in the novel
  7. To compare/contrast the novel with the film
  8. To act out characters
Classroom Activities

bell-ringers: predicting and summarizing, silent reading, free writing on themes

vocabulary: defining with context clues and checking for accuracy; matching activities

Read chapters 23-29 (some teacher-read, some popcorn reading, some silently and independently, some with audio recording)

Class and small group discussion on characters and themes

Chapter reflections, questions

Maycomb Tea Party

Watch and evaluate film of To Kill a Mockingbird

Assignments Due

Chapter 16-20 quiz

Chapter 21-25 quiz

Chapter 20 speech summary

Chapter 23 key quotes

Additional Resources

Power Point

To Kill a Mockingbird novel

Discovering Literature Series: To Kill A Mockingbird, A Teaching Guide, Challenging Level

Milliken Publishing Company: To Kill A Mockingbird Teacher’s Guide

To Kill a Mockingbird dvd