Q3W4, February 16 – 20

Informative-Explanatory Text-Based Writing Rubric One Page (4)

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #4
Unit of InstructionMove 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.SL.2.4 Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent
manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen
details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will identify the methods author’s use to create mood in a story.
Students will cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the
text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Students will analyze author’s word choice.
Students will come to discussions prepared and present claims and findings in a focused manner.

Classroom Activities

Bellringers, free-writes
Holocaust Essay Self-Assessment and Remediation
VLT Self-Assessment and Remediation
DEAR time – students will read the weekly pages in their literature circle books
ReadyFlorida Language lesson 10, Analyzing Word Meaning
ReadyFlorida Quiz
Read and annotate “A Mystery of Heroism” (Close Reader)
Begin reading, “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh” by Ray Bradbury (Collections Textbook)
Literature Circles Week 3

Assignments Due

ReadyFlorida quiz (diagnostic)
Essay rubrics
Close Reader Short Response (Reading formative)
iReady quiz – Only for those students who haven’t made their gains (Reading formative)

Additional Resources

Collections Textbook
Close Reader workbook
ReadyFlorida workbook
CPalms website