Q3W6, March 1 – 5

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #6
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 and analyze a compare-and-contrast organizational patter in a text.
Students will analyze the impact of a word’s connotation on meaning.
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

Writing instruction – main ideas
Read “from Bloody Times: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Manhunt for Jefferson Davis” (Collections textbook)
Complete Analyzing the Text questions
DEAR time – Complete weekly reading in Literature Circle books
“Bloody Times” quiz
Literary Analysis: How do we respond to historic events? (Performance Assessment workbook)
Literature Circles Week 6

Assignments Due

Bloody Times Analyzing the Text questions (reading formative)
Bloody Times quiz (Reading formative)
Literary Analysis planning sheet and essay (Language Arts formative)

COMING UP: Quarter 3 Book Projects due March 12th

Additional Resources

Collections Textbook
Performance Assessment workbook
Literature Circle novels
Google classroom

ESE – Special Considerations based on IEP
504– Special Considerations based on Accommodation Plan
ESOL – Appropriate printed material, pre-teaching activities, various instructional approaches, student engagement and thinking activities, differentiation, check for content comprehension, resources for assistance, reinforce study skills, linguistic modifications, specific vocabulary, alternative assessment.