Week 7 Quarter 1 October 12 – 16, 2020

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level8
Week #7
Unit of InstructionAnalyzing the Development of a Central Idea, finish essays, discuss argumentative texts and writing
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
LAFS.8.W.1.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence
LAFS.8.W.1.1a Introduce claim, distinguish from opposing claim, organize reasons and evidence logically

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • My students will continue to work on their informative essays: “Taking Care of a Horse.” We are writing this essay together so the students will produce an excellent essay and know what one looks like. Each student’s writing is original and has not been copied.
  • My students will work in their Florida Ready books on Lessons One and Two.
  • My students will work in Edgenuity.
  • Students will be able to determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text.
  • Students will be able to identify and analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
    Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings.
    Students will be able to analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
    Students will be able to compare and contrast two texts.
    Students will be able to trace and evaluate arguments and evaluate supporting evidence to determine whether the evidence is relevant or irrelevant.
Classroom Activities
Assignments Due
  1. Watch all three videos at the top of this page.
  2. Finish your essay. Write it in 365 Word. No exceptions. Share it with me by sending it to this address: mjforney@VCS.k2.fl.us  DO NOT SEND IT UNTIL WE ARE FINISHED WITH OUR LESSONS ON ESSAY WRITING AND I GIVE YOU PERMISSION. Thank you!
  3. Do lessons 1 and 2 in your Ready Florida workbook. Read carefully and take all quizzes. When we discuss these pages in class I want you to know the answers and be able to discuss.
  4. Read several chapters in your chapter book.
  5. Work on Edgenuity Language Arts – Do Everyday Heroes down to the quiz. This is due on Friday.
Additional Resources

I am available at the end of every class to talk with you personally. Please come to me with any problems, questions, or concerns. You and your parents are welcome to contact me via Remind. If you have an emergency or you can’t get out of the waiting room to get into my ZOOM class, call me at 386-956-7280. I don’t read e-mail, Remind, or text messages during class. 

*Accommodations:
ESE – Special Considerations based on IEP
504– Special Considerations based on Accommodation Plan
ESOL – Appropriate printed material, pre-teaching activities, various instructional approaches, student engagement and thinking activities, differentiation, check for content comprehension, resources for assistance, reinforce study skills, linguistic modifications, specific vocabulary, alternative assessment.