Week 9 Quarter 1 October 26 – 30, 2020

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level8
Week #9
Unit of Instructionreading a novel, author's purpose, voice, characters, theme, elaboration, "Latino"
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, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
LAFS.8.RL.1.3 Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama 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.RI.3.9 I can analyze a case in which two or more texts provide conflicting information on the same topic and identify where the texts differ on matters of fact or opinion.
LAFS.8.W.3.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
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Assignments Due
  1. Read pp. 167-172 “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh” on my.hrw.com 8th grade student ebook.
  2. Read and do pp. 38 – 42 in Ready Florida.
  3. Read The House on Mango Street with our class.
  4. Write two double entry journals. Fold your paper in half long-wise. On the left, write down a quote from any vignette we’ve read in class. Give the page number. On the right, write your reaction/opinion of the quote. Be sure to write in COMPLETE SENTENCES.
  5. Read your chapter book. Your next book report is two weeks from today, November 9.
  6. Work in Edgenuity Language Arts.
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