Q4W1, March 29 – April 2

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #1
Unit of InstructionThe Thrill of Horror, FSA Writing Review
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.8.W.2.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

LAFS.8.W.2.5 With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.

LAFS.8.W.2.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.

LAFS.8.W.3.8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

LAFS.8.W.3.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
a. Apply grade 8 Reading standards to literature (e.g., “Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new”).
b. Apply grade 8 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g., “Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced”).

LAFS.8.W.4.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will review the 8th grade writing standards.

Classroom Activities

Monday: Horror Story Pre-Test (500 words, submitted in Google Classroom)
Tuesday: Practice FSA Writing (Practice using the test site and learn how to use the computer-based tools/write in Google Classroom)
Wednesday: School-Wide FSA Review Day
Thursday: Integrating Evidence and Elaboration
Friday: Self-assess Horror story/intro to the Horror Genre

Assignments Due

Horror Story Pre-Test
Practice FSA Plan

Additional Resources