Q1W3, September 14-18

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #3
Unit of InstructionApproaching Adulthood and Reading Diagnostic
Standard(s) Taught

8.RL.1.2 Determine a theme
8.RL.1.3 Analyze how incidents in a story reveal a character.
8.L.1.1a Language Conventions: Infinitives

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Identify character motivation
Identify theme
Make inferences and determine the theme of a poem
Compare and contrast the structure of 2 texts

Classroom Activities

Bell Ringers: Free writes
Language conventions – Infinitives
Poetry comparison of “Hanging Fire/Teenagers” (Collections Textbook)
Close Reader – “The Whistle” (workbook)
DEAR time (independent reading)
ReadyFlorida lesson (workbook)
iReady diagnostic

Assignments Due

Hanging Fire/Teenagers Quiz
ReadyFlorida quiz
iReady Diagnostic

Past due:
Writing diagnostic
Reading Placement Exam (diagnostic)
Where I Am From poem

Additional Resources

ReadyFlorida workbook
Collections Textbook


ESE – Special Considerations based on IEP

504– Special Considerations based on Accommodation Plan

ESOL – Appropriate printed material, pre-teaching activities, various instructional approaches, student engagement and thinking activities, differentiation, check for content comprehension, resources for assistance, reinforce study skills, linguistic modifications, specific vocabulary, alternative assessment.