Q2W6, December 14-18

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #6
Unit of InstructionA Christmas Carol/iReady Diagnostic
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
iReady Diagnostic
DEAR Time – Independent Silent Reading
Create Your Own Christmas Carol Writing Task
Christmas Carol Writing Workshop
View “The Muppets Christmas Carol”

Assignments Due

Christmas Carol Writing Task

Scrooge and Regret Paragraph (LA Formative)
Christmas Carol Song Analysis, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” (LA Formative)
Christmas Present Summaries

Additional Resources