Q3W8 – March 15-18

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #8
Unit of InstructionMove Toward Freedom/Unit Test
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

Students will present relevant information about famous abolitionist gathered from multiple sources.
Students will review standards for Unit 3 test.
Students will be assessed on their learning of the standards.
Students will come to discussions prepared and present claims and findings in a focused manner.

Classroom Activities

Monday: Standards Review; begin Collection 3 Unit Test – Move Toward Freedom
Tuesday: Finish Collection 3 Unit Test (Move Toward Freedom); extension tasks: presentation or missing work
Wednesday: Abolitionist Hall of Fame Presentations
Thursday: Literature Circles Socratic Seminar; Finish watching “Harriet” movie

Assignments Due

Abolitionist Hall of Fame Presentations (Language Arts Summative)
Collection 3 Unit Test (Reading Summative)

Lit-Circle packets (Language Arts Summative)
Quarter 3 Book Projects (Reading Summative)
“O Captain! My Captain!” Mini-Literary Analysis (Language Arts Summative)

Additional Resources

Collections Textbook
Google Classroom
Literature Circle novels