Quarter 4, Week 7

TeacherElizabeth Savory
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8th
Week #4/30/2018-5/4/2018
Unit of InstructionTo Kill a Mockingbird
Standard(s) Taught

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

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
  4. To explain how the narrative reveals characters
  5. To understand setting and the role it will play in the narrative
Classroom Activities

bell-ringers: predicting and summarizing

anticipation guide

vocabulary: defining with context clues and checking for accuracy

Read chapters 1-5 (some teacher-read, some popcorn reading, some silently and independently, some homework)

Class discussion on characters and setting

Chapter reflections

Assignments Due

Scary Story final draft

Anticipation guide

Chapter reflections

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