Q1W1, August 31-September 4

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #1
Unit of InstructionFirst Days, Poetry
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.8.RL.4.10 Read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems
LAFS.8.W.1.3d Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events
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

1) To get to know each other and begin to build our learning community
2) To establish rules, expectations, and procedures
3) To review literary terms
4) To write a creative poem including a range of poetic devices

Classroom Activities

Free writes in response to prompts
Review class rules/expectations
Create mini-posters for literary terms
Annotate ‘Where I’m From’ poem
Brainstorm, write their own poems (draft, feedback, edit)
Silent Reading

Assignments Due

List of 10 Things I Should Know
Literary Terms mini-posters
Choose First Quarter Novel
‘Where I’m From’ poem brainstorming

Additional Resources

Class Syllabus
‘Pretty Good’ poem by Charles Osgood
Literary terms pretest
‘Where I’m From’ poem by George Ella Lyon