LAFS.8.RL 2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text,
including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific
word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other
LAFS.8.RL.1.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over
the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and
plot; provide an objective summary of the text
LAFS.8.RL.2.5 Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the
differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style.
LAFS.18.104.22.168 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using
search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source;
and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding
plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
Students will analyze the use of sound devices in a poem.
Students will determine theme in a poem.
Students will compare and contrast the structure of two texts and analyze how the differing structure contributes to meaning and style.
Students will gather relevant information from multiple sources.
Students will plan essay to include claim, reasons, and evidence.
ReadyFlorida Lesson 17, Comparing and Contrasting Structure
Read ‘There But for the Grace’ by Wislawa Szymborska
Annotate poem for inferences and sound devices
World Service Project reflection
Independent Silent Reading
Informational Text Structures Packet
Target Worksheet (Formative)
ReadyFlorida Lesson 17 quiz
‘There But for the Grace’ quiz (Formative)
‘There But for the Grace’ literary analysis (Formative)
Conduct research for Holocaust Research Essay and Exhibit
Summative Reflection Journal (Home, School, Community, and World Service Reflections) (Lang. Arts summative)
Target Worksheet (Lang. Arts formative)
There But for the Grace quiz (Reading formative)
There But for the Grace literary analysis (Lang. Arts formative)