week 9                                Mrs. Elmy                 8th Grade ELA

Learning Target(standard)

Performance Task/Homework

Success Criteria

Mon

10/21

I can learn vocab words from the book MBSID (L.8.4)

I can use details from non

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

Unit: My Brother Sam is Dead-

  • Begin learning MBSID vocab from ch 4-7 on quizlet- quiz Friday 
  • Read ch 4 (17:45)
  • Journal #4

HW- finish discussion Q’s #1 ws- it’s due tomorrow!

Learn MBSID vocab words

Write a complete reflection for journal #4

Finish Q’s from ch 4

Tue

10/22

I can read 8th grade literature.

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

7 minutes of silent reading

In-class spelling bee (winners invited to school-wide bee on Monday, Oct 28th at 6:30pm in room 419)

Unit: My Brother Sam is Dead         

  • Discussion Q’s #1 due
  • Swap and check
  • Friendly Letter Research
  • Friendly Letter Rough Draft- due Friday

Increase your reading ability

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~Begin research on friendly letter and begin rough draft

Wed

10/23

I can read 8th grade literature.

I can use details from non

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

7 minutes of silent reading

Unit: My Brother Sam is Dead         

  • Discussion Q’s #2- due when we finish reading ch 7
  • ch 5 (16:37 min)
  • Journal #5
  • Work on friendly letter

Increase your reading ability

Write a complete reflection for journal #5, share with table partners

finish Q’s v ch 5

Thur

10/24

I can read 8th grade literature.

I can use details from non

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

7 minutes of silent reading

Unit: My Brother Sam is Dead

  • Work day/ catch-up day

HW-finish friendly letter- rough draft

Increase your reading ability

Be caught up with all of your MBSID work:

     -journals #1-5

     -discussion Q’s

     -vocab 1-7 learned

     -rough draft of letter

Fri

10/25

I can learn vocab words from the book MBSID (L.8.4)

I can read 8th grade literature.

Unit: My Brother Sam is Dead-

  • Friendly Letter Rough Draft- due
  • Vocab quiz (ch 4-7)

silent reading when done

------------End of 1st quarter-------------

~print R. Draft of letter

~earn 80% or better on your vocab quiz.

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.