|Unit of Instruction||Divergent, Character's motive, Greek and Latin root words|
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.1.2: 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.
|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.
Monday – Town Hall Meeting. Review Vocabulary words of Greek and Latin root words. There will be a summative test on these words on Friday. Finish watching Holes. Read Divergent. Discuss. On your own time, watch the two videos.
Tuesday – Review Greek and Latin root words. Read Divergent. Discuss.
Wednesday – Morning: Independent reading – Please have your chapter book in class. Afternoon: Quick writes.
Thursday – Review Greek and Latin root words. Read Divergent. Discuss.
Friday – Summative Test over Greek and Latin root words. There will also be a few questions about the two videos you watched.
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