Q3W2, 02/01/2021

TeacherGinger Barnhart
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #02/01/2021
Unit of InstructionInformative VLT/ Move Toward Freedom
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.RI.8.1.1 Cite textual evidence
LAFS.RI.8.1.3 Analyze how a text makes connections.
LAFS.RI.8.2.4 Determine the meanings of words; analyze the impact of word choices.
LAFS.RI.8.2.5 Analyze structure.
LAFS.RI.8.2.6 Determine author’s point of view or purpose.
LAFS.8.W.1.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas,
concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of
relevant content.
LAFS.8.W.2.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization,
and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will outline informative texts to examine and convey ideas, concepts, through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
Students will produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Students will identify methods of characterization in a biography and analyze the author’s craft.

Classroom Activities

Review evidence, elaboration, and transition strategies.
Volusia Literacy Test (VLT – Informative Writing)
Independent reading
Narrative from the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave quiz
CPalms tutorials or iReady diagnostic (ONLY STUDENTS WHO DID NOT MAKE iREADY GAINS)
Read from Harriet Tubman: Condutor on the Underground Railroad (Collections Textbook)
Literature Circles

Assignments Due

VLT (Language Arts summative)
Frederick Douglass quiz (Reading formative)

Additional Resources

Collections Textbook
Google Classroom
iReady
PowerPoint