Q3W7, March 8 – 12

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #7
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 Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts.
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
LAFS.W.1.2 (a-b) a. Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what it to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories; include formatting, graphics, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension. b. Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
LAFS.W.2.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
LAFS.W.2.5 With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or typing a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.
LAFS.W.3.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

I can strengthen writing through improved note taking and organizing main ideas into broader categories.
I can strengthen writing by developing the topic with relevant, well0chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
I will learn about elegy as a poetic form.
I can understand how extended metaphors can be used to express feelings and ideas.
I will come to discussions prepared and present claims and findings in a focused manner.

Classroom Activities

Writing instruction – elaboration, integrating evidence
Read “O Captain, My Captain” (Collections textbook)
Complete Analyzing the Text questions
Plan and write a literary analysis
DEAR time – Complete weekly reading in Literature Circle books
“O Captain, My Captain” quiz
Abolitionist Performance Task
Unit Test Standards Review
Literature Circles Week 7

Assignments Due

“O Captain, My Captain” quiz (Reading formative)
Literary Analysis essay (Language Arts summative)
Literature Circle packets (Language Arts Summative)
Quarter 3 Book Projects (Reading Summative)

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