Q3W5, February 22 – 26


TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #5
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

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will identify the methods author’s use to create mood in a story.
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 analyze author’s word choice.
Students will come to discussions prepared and present claims and findings in a focused manner.

Classroom Activities

Bellringers, free-writes, Think-Pair-Share
Begin reading, “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh” by Ray Bradbury (Collections Textbook)
Literature Circles Week 4 discussion (make-up from Friday)
VLT Remediation
DEAR time – students will read the weekly pages in their literature circle books
Literary Analysis (Performance Assessment workbooks)
Read and annotate “Civil War Journal” (Close Reader workbooks)
Literature Circles Weeks 4 discussion

Assignments Due

“The Drummer Boy of Shiloh” quiz (Reading formative)
Literary Analysis (Language Arts formative)
Close Reader (Reading formative)

Additional Resources

Collections Textbook
Close Reader workbook
Performance Assessment workbook