Q4, W7-10

TeacherElizabeth Savory
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8th
Week #5/6/2019-5/31/2019
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 build background knowledge on the text and its themes
  2. To use context clues to define vocabulary
  3. To make predictions and check their accuracy using textual evidence
  4. To explain how the narrative reveals character traits
  5. To understand setting and the role it will play in the narrative
  6. To identify themes, motifs, symbols and find evidence to support them
  7. To evaluate key ideas in a chapter
  8. To evaluate character choices
  9. To summarize main ideas
  10. To explain themes of prejudice, growing up, hypocrisy found in the novel
  11. To compare/contrast the novel and the film
  12. To act out characters
Classroom Activities

bell-ringers: predicting and summarizing; free writing on themes

anticipation guide

vocabulary: defining with context clues and checking for accuracy

Read the novel (some teacher-read, some popcorn reading, some silently and independently, some homework)

Class discussion on characters, setting, and themes

Chapter reflections, questions

Act out court scenes

Maycomb Tea Party

Watch and evaluate film of To Kill a Mockingbird

Assignments Due

Anticipation guide

Chapter reflections

Chapter 1-5 quiz

Chapter 9 questions

Chapter 6-9 quiz

Chapter 14 questions

Chapter 16 quote explanations

Chapter 10-15 quiz

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 by Harper Lee

Audio on Youtube

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