Q2W5, December 7 – 11

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #5
Unit of InstructionA Christmas Carol
Standard(s) Taught

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 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, Service Project Reflection
ReadyFlorida Lesson 15, Determining Word Meanings.
Read “A Christmas Carol” Stave 2
Scrooge and Regret Paragraph (Lang. Arts formative)
DEAR Time – Independent Silent Reading
Analysis of Christmas Carols (Lang. Arts formative)
Read “A Christmas Carol” Stave 3
Stave 3 Christmas Present (Reading formative)
ReadyFlorida Lesson 15 quiz
Read “A Christmas Carol” Stave 4
View Film, “A Christmas Carol” (Disney Plus)
iReady Homework

Assignments Due

Scrooge and Regret Paragraph (LA Formative)
Stave 3 Christmas Present (R Formative)
Carol Analysis (LA Formative)
iReady Homework (R Formative)

Stave 1 Vocabulary Semantic Map (R Formative)
Character Cluster (LA formative)
Stave 1 Vocabulary Crossword (R formative)
Christmas Carol Analysis – My Grown-Up Christmas List (LA formative)
iReady Homework – Summarizing a Literary Text lesson (R Formative)

Additional Resources

“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens
ReadyFlorida Workbook
iReady (can be found on VPortal in the Digital Resources tab)