week 14                          Mrs. Elmy                 8th Grade ELA

Learning Target(standard)

Performance Task/Homework

Success Criteria



I can read 8th grade literature.

I can research a topic using the internet and printed material (W.8.8)

7 minutes of silent reading

New Unit: writing historical fiction

  • Student handout- “Step 2: Research the setting” cont’d
  • Brainstorm time frames
  • Once you pick one, have Mrs. Elmy okay it (sign your ws)
  • Do research on the one you pick

Increase your reading ability

Complete step #2 and begin research on your time frame



I can read 8th grade literature.

Same as Monday

Library & 7 minutes of silent reading

Same as Monday

Notes one historical era/time-frame due Mon

Increase your reading ability

Wed 11/27

Thur 11/28

Fri 11/29


Thanksgiving Break!!

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.1 Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.8 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.