Quarter 4 Week 5 April 26 – 30, 2021

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8th
Week #5
Unit of InstructionDivergent, Reading for Details, Vocabulary, Review Greek and Latin root words
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.Level 2

LAFS.8.RL.1.2Determine 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 plotprovide an objective summary of the textLevel 2

LAFS.8.RL.1.3Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decisionLevel 2

LAFS.8.RL.2.4Determine 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.Level 3

LAFS.8.RL.2.5Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style. Level 3

LAFS.8.RL.2.6Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader(e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor.

 

 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

My 8th grade students will:

Learn Greek and Latin root words.

Be respectful and kind to those in our class.

Write a Quick Writes using their best writing skills.

Read and Discuss Divergent, characters, author’s purpose.

Classroom Activities

Monday – Read and discuss vocabulary words. We will have a summative test on these words on Friday. Read and discuss Divergent.

Tuesday – Read and discuss vocabulary words. Read and discuss Divergent.

Wednesday – Morning – Independent reading, afternoon – Reading activity

ThursdayDivergent quiz, read and discuss Divergent.

FridaySummative test on vocabulary words, reading activity, Read Divergent.

Assignments Due

Vocabulary

  1. bloodcurdling – arousing fright, horror, or terror in an intense way
  2. twinge – a sudden sharp pain
  3. testy – easily irritated, in a bad mood
  4. initiation – the ritual of admitting someone into a secret or special group
  5. simulations – an imitation of a real object or process
  6. dauntless – brave and protective
  7. candor – honest, speaking only the truth
  8. abnegation – thinking of others before oneself, acting to help others
  9. erudite – intelligent
  10. amity – wanting friendly relationships
  11. serum – an amber-colored, protein-rich liquid that separates out when blood coagulates.
  12. talons – sharp-nailed toenails/claws of raptor birds
  13. carcass – a dead body of an animal
  14. cowardice – the opposite of brave: fearful, too scared to participate in defense
Additional Resources

Greek and Latin Root Words

  1. Anti – Against 
  2. Port  – carry
  3. Auto – self
  4. Pre – before 
  5. Bi – two
  6. Re – again
  7. Bio – life
  8. Sol – sun
  9. Circum – around
  10. Sub – under                                                                                                                                   
  11. Ex – out
  12. Syn – same
  13. Graph – write
  14. Tele – far away
  15. Inter – between
  16. Terra – land
  17. Multi – many
  18. Tract – pull
  19. Nym – name
  20. Trans – across
  21. Ology – study of
  22. Un – not
  23. Phone – sound
  24. Uni – one
  25. Duo – two
  26. Kilo – thousand
  27. Poly – many
  28. Aud – hear
  29. Extra – beyond
  30. Meter – measure
  31. Post – after
  32. Cent – hundred
  33. Geo – earth
  34. Non – not
  35. Scope – see
  36. Contra – against
  37. Gram – write
  38. Para – beside
  39. Scrib – write
  40. Dia – across
  41. Hemi – half
  42. Per – through
  43. Struct – build
  44. Dict – say
  45. Ject – throw
  46. Photos – light 
  47. Tri – three
  48. Forney – beautiful