Quarter 3 Week 6 March 1 – 5, 2021

TeacherDanielle Suhr
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level8
Week #6
Unit of InstructionAuthor's purpose, vocabulary, reading class novel, punctuating quotes and paraphrases
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
Level 2
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.
Level 2
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.
Level 2
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.
Level 3
LAFS.8.RL.2.5: Compare 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.2.6: Analyze 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.
Level 2
LAFS.8.RL.3.7: Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the
choices made by the director or actors.
Level 3
LAFS.8.RL.3.9: Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious
works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new.
Level 3

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


  1. recited – to speak aloud something you have memorized
  2. reconsidered – to have changed your mind after thinking about it
  3. writhing  –  moving and slithering around
  4. outlaw – one who breaks the law
  5. bushel – a measure of capacity equal to 64 US pints, used for dry goods
  6. jarred – having been put in a jar
  7. one-room schoolhouse – a tiny school where all grade levels are taught in the same room
  8. incurable – unable to be cured
  9. spewed – forcefully expel or spit out large quantities of something
  10. grotesque – hideous; comically or repulsively ugly or distorted
  11. nozzle – a long spout at the end of a pipe, hose, or tube used to control a jet of liquid
  12. distracted – unable to concentrate because one’s mind is preoccupied
  13. wobbled – moved unsteadily from side to side
  14. quivering – trembling or shaking with a rapid motion



Classroom Activities

Monday – Read Holes, Discuss, short writing lesson

Tuesday – Read Holes, Discuss, short writing lesson, review vocabulary

Wednesday – morning: silent reading afternoon:                                                                                              writing assignment due Friday by 5:00. 

Thursday – Read Holes, Discuss, short writing lesson

Friday – Vocabulary Test, Kahoot, short writing lesson

Assignments Due
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