Q3W3, February 8 – 12

Informative-Explanatory Text-Based Writing Rubric One Page (4)

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #3
Unit of InstructionMove Toward Freedom
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.RI.8.1.1 Cite textual evidence
LAFS.RI.8.1.3 Analyze how a text makes connections.
LAFS.RI.8.2.4 Determine the meanings of words; analyze the impact of word choices.
LAFS.RI.8.2.5 Analyze structure.
LAFS.RI.8.2.6 Determine author’s point of view or purpose.
LAFS.8.SL.2.4 Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent
manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen
details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear
pronunciation.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will identify methods of characterization in a biography and analyze the author’s craft.
Students will cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the
text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Students will come to discussions prepared and present claims and findings in a focused manner.

Classroom Activities

Bellringers, free-writes
Continue reading from “Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad” (Collections Textbook)
Analyzing the Test questions pg. 164
DEAR time – students will read the weekly pages in their literature circle books
ReadyFlorida lesson 11, Analyzing Word Choice
ReadyFlorida Quiz
View movie about Harriet Tubman
Literature Circles Week 3

Assignments Due

Harriet Tubman quiz (Reading Formative)
Analyzing the Text questions (Reading Formative)
Mini-biography (Lang. Arts formative)

Additional Resources

Collections textbook
PowerPoint
iReady
ReadyFlorida workbook