Q2W8, January 11 – 15

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #8
Unit of InstructionAnne Frank's Legacy and Informative Writing
Standard(s) Taught

8.RI.1.1 Cite text evidence to support analysis
8.RI.1.2 Determine central Idea
8.RI.2.4 Analyze Impact of Word Choice
8.RI.2.5 Analyze structure
8.RI.2.6 Determine Author’s Point of View or Purpose
8.W.1.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas,
concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of
relevant content.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will cite text evidence to support analysis.
Student will determine the central idea of a text.
Students will analyze impact of word choice.
Students will analyze structure.
Students will determine author’s point of view or purpose.
Students will generate ideas and begin research for informative essay
Students will plan and write an informative essay.

Classroom Activities

Read speech by Elie Wielsel, “After Auschwitz.” (Collections Textbook)
“After Auschwitz” quiz (Formative)
Auschwitz Digital Tour and questions
Independent silent reading/iReady
Informational Text Structures Packet (formative)
Research and gather evidence for Informative Essay
Plan and write Informative Essay
Writing Workshop – revise Informative Essay

Assignments Due

“After Auschwitz” quiz (Reading Formative)
Writing workshop checklist (Language Arts Formative)
Informative Essay First Draft
Quarter 2 Independent Book Projects (Reading Summative)

Additional Resources

Collections Textbook