Q2W4, November 30 – December 4

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #12
Unit of InstructionA Christmas Carol
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.8.RL.1.1 Cite textual evidence that most strongly supports analysis

LAFS.8.RL.1.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text

LAFS.8.RL.1.3 Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story reveal character

LAFS.8.RL.1.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text

LAFS.8.L.3.6 Acquire and use general academic and domain-specific words and phrases

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will build background knowledge on Charles Dickens and A Christmas Carol

Students will develop vocabulary

Students will reflect on service and make thematic connections to A Christmas Carol

Students will learn to summarize literary texts

Students will find relevant textual evidence to show character development

Classroom Activities
  • Bell-ringers, free-writes, vocabulary
  • KWL and Videos to build background knowledge on Charles Dickens and “A Christmas Carol” 
  • Read “A Christmas Carol” Stave 1 
  • Stave 1 Vocabulary Semantic Map (Reading Formative)
  • DEAR Time – Independent Silent Reading
  • Analysis of Christmas Carols
  • ReadyFlorida, Lesson 9 – Summarizing Literary Texts
  • Character Cluster (Lang. Arts formative)
  • Stave 1 Vocabulary Crossword (Reading formative)
  • Read “A Christmas Carol” Stave 2
Assignments Due

Semantic Word Map (Reading formative)

Character Cluster (Lang. Arts formative)

Stave 1 Vocabulary Crossword (Reading formative)

Additional Resources

PowerPoint

“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens

ReadyFlorida Workbook