week 13                          Mrs. Elmy                 8th Grade ELA

Learning Target(standard)

Performance Task/Homework

Success Criteria



I can learn 8th grade vocabulary.

I can write clear and coherent writing on a specific topic (W.8.4)

I can use details from non

fiction text to support analysis and inferences in the text (RL.8.1 & 8.2)

Learn 2b words- practice set Friday

Corrections from 2a practice quiz due

Unit: My Brother Sam is Dead-

  • Ch 14 (13:30)
  • Journal #14
  • Work on q’a from ch 14

Increase my vocabulary

~Follow along as we read ch 14

~Write with detail on journal 14

~Answer Q’s from ch 14



I can read 8th grade literature.

Same as Monday

7 minutes of silent reading

Unit: My Brother Sam is Dead-

  • epilogue (8:33)
  • Journal #15
  • Finish discussion Q’s #3
  • Work day to get caught up on all things MBSID (all work due Wednesday!!)

HW-study finish journals #1-15, and finish discussion Q ws #3- both are due tomorrow.

Increase your reading ability

~Follow along as we read epilogue

~Write with detail on journal 15

~Answer Q’s from epilogue

Wed 11/20

Same as Monday

I can understand what historical fiction is.

Unit: My Brother Sam is Dead

  • Reflection Q’s #3 (ch 8-epilogue) due
  • Journals #1-15 due (submit to Google classroom)

New Unit: writing historical fiction

  • Student handout #1- “Step 1: Understanding historical fiction”
  • Study these definitions, you will have a quiz on them!

Turn in completed Q’s

Turn in completed journals

Understand the terminology related to historical fiction



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 #3- “Step 2: Research the setting”
  • 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 learn vocab words (L.8.4)

I can read 8th grade literature.

2b practice set (corrections due Mon)

silent reading remainder of hour

~earn 80% or better on practice set ws 3a

Increase your reading ability

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words or phrases based on grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

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.RL.8.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including  setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of 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.