Eighth Grade ELA
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Due to formatting limitations, standards are abbreviated. Full text of standards are listed on tab "Complete Standards"
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ActivitiesResourcesAssessmentTimeframeLiteratureInformational TextsWritingSpeaking & ListeningLanguage
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Text Analysis WorkshopHolt McDougal page 28-35Guided Notes, classroom discussions, exit tickets, plot diagram chart2 daysAnalyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action; reveal aspects of a character; or provoke a decision.
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Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
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Read and analyze "Raymond's Run" Focus on inferences, sentence fragments, academic vocabularyHolt McDougal page 36-49Worksheet, reader response questions, classroom discussions, extended constructed response: article.3 daysCite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
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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.Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and concepts and information through the selection and organization and analysis of relevant content.Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
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Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing or speaking or reading or listening.
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Use common grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g. precede - recede - secede).
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Read and analyze "The Ransom of Red Chief" Focus on run-on sentence, coordinating conjunctions, Review inference and introduce predictionsHolt Mcdougal page 50-65Classroom discussions, worksheets, Extended constructed response: analysis, Vocabulary worksheet prefixes2 daysAnalyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action; reveal aspects of a character; or provoke a decision.Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and concepts and information through the selection and organization and analysis of relevant content.Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
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Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization and punctuation and spelling when writing.
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Use common grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g. precede - recede - secede).
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Use context (e.g. the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
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Read and analyze "Clean Sweep" Focus on sequence, conflicts, flashbacks, Holt McDougal Page 66-78Reading-writing connection: Short constructed response: dialogue. Classroom discussions, academic vocabulary in writing2 daysAnalyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action; reveal aspects of a character; or provoke a decision.Develop the topic with relevant well-chosen facts; definitions; concrete details; quotations; or other information and examples.Follow rules for collegial discussions and decision-making; track progress toward specific goals and deadlines; and define individual roles as needed.Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
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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.Pose questions that connect the ideas of several speakers and respond to others’ questions and comments with relevant evidence and observations and ideas.Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization and punctuation and spelling when writing.
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Read and analyze "Tell-Tale Heart" focus on narrator's reliability, and elements of suspense. Thesaurus and dictionary workHolt McDougal page 80-89Dictionary, thesaurus worksheet, academic vocabulary in writing paragraph, graphic aid, text analysis questions. 2 DaysDetermine 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.Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one; in groups; and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics and texts and issues - building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g. dictionaries and glossaries and thesauruses) both print and digital to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech.
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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.Come to discussions prepared; having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic or text or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.
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Writing Workshop: Personal Narratives Holt McDougal pages 148-157Following the writing process, write a formal and a timed essay describing a personal experience. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique and relevant descriptive details and well-structured event sequences.Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
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Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and point of view and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.Use punctuation (comma ellipsis dash) to indicate a pause or break.
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Use narrative techniques such as dialogue; pacing; description; and reflection to develop experiences and events and/or characters.
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Use a variety of transition words and phrases and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another and show the relationships among experiences and events.
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Use precise words and phrases and relevant descriptive details and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events.
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Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on the narrated experiences or events.
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Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization and style are appropriate to task and purpose and audience.
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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.
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Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research and reflection and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks and purposes and audiences.
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Presenting an Oral Narrative: Adapt your personal narrativeHolt McDougal page 158-159Adapt your written narrative into an oral narrative3 daysPresent claims and findings by emphasizing salient points in a focused and coherent manner with relevant evidence; sound valid reasoning; and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact and adequate volume and clear pronunciation.
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Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks and demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
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The Main Events
Through Different Eyes
The Place to Be
A World of Meaning
Painting with Words
A Unique Imprint
Believe it or Not
State Your Case
Research Process
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