Q4W9, May 24 – 28

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #9
Unit of InstructionSpring Novel Study/iReady Diagnostic
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.8.RL.1.1:Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.Level 2

LAFS.8.RL.1.2:Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.

LAFS.8.RL.1.3:Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.

LAFS.8.RL.2.4:Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

LAFS.8.RL.2.5: Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style.

LAFS.8.RL.2.6:Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader(e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor.

LAFS.8.RL.3.7:Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
Classroom Activities

Novel Study Activities

Pride and Prejudice
– Read Passages 3 & 4
– QuickWrites
– Complete vocabulary and text questions
– Learn the minuet
– Literary Mingle Character Dating Profile (characterization activity)

The Giver
– QuickWrites
– Reading chapters 14 – 23
– Complete vocabulary and pop quizzes
– Finish watching The Truman Show

Wednesday is GRADVENTURE! Please arrive between 6:30AM and 6:45AM as we will leave the school by 7:00AM. Pick up will be at 10:00PM at Ivy Hawn.

Assignments Due

QuickWrites week 1 and 2
The Giver vocabulary
The Giver Pop Quizzes
Pride and Prejuduce Packets 3 and 4
Pride and Prejudice Literary Mingle
iReady Diagnostic
Quarter 4 Book Projects (only students who did not make their iReady gains)

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