Quarter 4, Week 2

TeacherElizabeth Savory
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8th
Week #3/26/2018-3/30/2018
Unit of InstructionThe Thrill of Horror
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.8.RL.1.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis and inferences

LAFS.8.RL.1.3 Analyze incidents in a story

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

LAFS.8.RL.2.6 Analyze how differences in points of view create suspense

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

To determine point of view and credibility of narrator

To identify techniques that create suspense

To use context clues to determine word meanings

To identify the main idea in a poem or article

To identify strengths and weaknesses in reading and testing skills

To utilize horror genre elements including suspense and descriptive detail in writing

Classroom Activities

Creative writing bell ringers–carry on story from the prompt

Using context clues to define unknown words in ‘The Outsider’

Close Reader, annotating ‘The Outsider’ in small groups and independently

NewsELA ‘horror’ articles and quizzes

Silent reading

Reading DIA and review

Read and discuss credibility of narrator and suspense in ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’

SWAT! vocabulary review game

Blended learning, station rotations using NewsELA, ThinkCERCA (The Raven) and Close Reader

Assignments Due

NewsELA quizzes (3-4)

ThinkCERCA The Raven quiz

Ideas for horror short story

‘The Outsider’ Close Reader pages 21-30

Reading DIA test

Additional Resources

Collections textbook: ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’

Close Reader: ‘The Outsider’ by H.P. Lovecraft

Scary story prompts

NewsELA ‘horror’ articles

ThinkCERCA ‘The Raven’