Craft and Structure: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.4

Lesson Plans
February 1- 5, 2016
8th Grade Language Arts
Unit Focus Standards:
Craft and Structure:
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and
technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or
allusions to other texts.
Analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text, including the role of particular sentences in
developing and refining a key concept.
Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author acknowledges and responds
to conflicting evidence or viewpoints.
Ongoing Standards:
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 6-8 text complexity band
independently and proficiently.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Monday – I can respond to an on demand writing prompt.
Students will:
Complete a stand alone on demand writing.
Finish reading guided practice and begin independent practice.
Tuesday- I can use the internet to research a topic for an expository essay.
Students will:
Go to the computer lab to finish research.
Complete a research topic organizer.
Wednesday – I can write a letter to an individual or an organization requesting information.
Students will:
Review business letter format
Write a letter requesting information for research project.
Thursday – I can analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone including analogies and allusions to
other texts.
Students will:
Complete a reading quiz.
Finish business letter.
Friday RTI /Enhancement Day:
Students will practice reading eighth grade level timed passages and responding to multiple choice and short- answer