8th unit 5 (nonfiction w-grammar) 7-20-2011

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Planned Instruction
Subject Area: English
Grade Level: 8
Course Title: 8th grade Language Arts
Unit Title: Nonfiction: Reading and Analyzing Nonfiction
Standard
Assessment Anchor
1.1.6
(Independently
reading)
1.3.8 (Reading,
Analyzing and
Interpreting
Literature)
1.5.8 (Quality
of Writing)
1.4.8. (Types of
Writing)
1.1.8.B: Use context
clues, knowledge of
root words as well as
a dictionary or
glossary to decode
and understand
specialized vocabulary
in the content areas
during reading.
1.1.8.C: Use meaning
and knowledge of
words (e.g., literal and
figurative meanings,
idioms, common
foreign words) across
content areas to
expand a reading
vocabulary.
1.1.8.E: Demonstrate
an appropriate rate of
silent reading based
Unit Topics/ Performance Objectives
Related to Standards
Students Will:
1. Understand the following
literary terms and its use in
short stories:
 nonfiction
 biography
 autobiography
 first person point of view
 essay
 Expository Essay
 Personal Essay
 Persuasive Essay
 Informative Article
2. Understand and appreciate
nonfiction.
3. Understand literary forms by
recognizing and distinguishing
between biographies and
autobiographies.
4. Identify the purpose of
different types of nonfiction
text, such as to inform, to
Estimated Time: 45 days
Activities that Help students
Master the Performance
Objectives
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Complete 4Square
vocabulary for Words
to Know
Activate schema/Talk
with a partner (TPS)
Preview/PredictWhole class and
individual
Teacher Scaffolding
of Skills (I do, We do,
You do)
Teacher model think
aloud using RA
Framework including
predicting,
summarizing,
questioning,
clarifying and
connecting.
Practice monitoring
your reading using
questioning,
Assessment/ Scoring
Guides That Measure
Student Mastery
-Teacher Observation
-Class Discussion
-Selection Quizzes
-Selection Test
-Writing Grading Rubric
upon grade level texts
1.1.8.D: Demonstrate
comprehension /
understanding before
reading, during
reading, and after
reading on grade level
texts through
strategies such as
comparing and
contrasting texts,
describing context,
analyzing positions
and arguments, and
citing evidence in text.
5.
1.2.8.A: Evaluate text
organization and
content to determine
the author’s purpose,
point of view.
11.
R8.A.1.4.1: Identify
and/or explain stated
or implied main ideas
and relevant
supporting details
from text.
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17.
R8.A.2.1.2: Identify
and/or apply meaning
of content-specific
words used in text.
influence, to express and to
entertain.
Develop effective strategies for
reading nonfiction.
Recognize how the author’s
perspective or point of view
affects the text.
Distinguish face and opinion in
various text.
Understand and appreciate a
memoir.
Identify the main idea of a
nonfiction selection.
Analyze a work of literature,
showing how it reflects the
heritage, traditions, attitudes,
and beliefs of its author.
Understand and appreciate an
anecdote.
Identify author’s purpose and
voice.
Understand and appreciate a
essay.
Visualize descriptive language
Access time and places in
America’s history through
fictional writing
Understand and appreciate a
feature story
Understand chronological
order
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visualize, connecting,
predicting, clarifying
and evaluating.
Small and large group
discussions about
themes, characters,
and purposes using
the literature for
examples and proof
of findings.
Review story and
literary terms using
writing and/or others
vocabulary study
skills.
Summarizing with a
partner
Teacher model
Double Entry
Journal/Talking to the
test
pair/shared/whole
group
QAR
Word Wall
Google Field Trip
R8.A.2.3.1: Make
inferences and/or
draw conclusions
based on information
from text.
R8.A.2.4.1: Identify
and/or explain stated
or implied main ideas
and relevant
supporting details
from text.
R8.A.1.1.2: Identify
and/or apply a
synonym or antonym
of a word used in text.
R8.A.1.3.1: Make
inferences and/or
draw conclusions
based on information
from text.
R8.A.1.3.2: Cite
evidence from text to
support
generalizations.
R8.A.1.4.1: Identify
and/or explain stated
or implied main ideas
and relevant
supporting details
from text.
R8.A.2.5.1: Summarize
the major points,
processes, and/or
events of a
nonfictional text as a
whole.
R8.B.2.1.1: Identify,
explain, interpret,
describe, and/or
analyze examples of
personification, simile,
metaphor, hyperbole,
and imagery in text.
R8.B.2.1.2: Identify,
explain, interpret,
describe, and/or
analyze the author’s
purpose for and
effectiveness at using
figurative language in
text.
1.2.8.E: Read,
understand, and
respond to essential
content of text and
documents in all
academic areas.
1.2.8.D: Draw
inferences and
Writing Objective:
Students Will:
1.Use written text as a model
2.Revise a draft to make the order of
events clear
3. combine sentences to make
compound subjects and predicates
4. To indentify and correctly use
adjectives in writing.
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Prewriting Activities
to activate possible
responses with
graphic organizers
Draft responses using
outline
Revise and edit
writing individually or
with partners using
conclusions based on
a variety of
information sources,
citing evidence from
multiple texts to
support answers
R8.A.2.3.2: Cite
evidence from text to
support
generalizations.
1.1.8.C: Use meaning
and knowledge of
words (e.g., literal and
figurative meanings,
idioms, common
foreign words) across
content areas to
expand a reading
vocabulary.
1.1.8.E: Demonstrate
an appropriate rate of
silent reading based
upon grade level texts
1.1.8.D: Demonstrate
comprehension /
understanding before
reading, during
5. To indentify and correctly use
predicate adjectives in writing.
6. To indentify and correctly use
pronouns and nouns as adjectives in
writing.
7. To identify and correctly use adverbs
in writing.
8. To identify and correctly use
comparative and superlative forms of
the adjectives and adverbs in writing.
9. To identify and correctly use some
commonly confused adjectives and
adverbs.
10. To identify and avoid using double
negatives in writing.
ARC Objective:
Practice reading strategies at their
independent levels.
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writing strategies to
make events clear
Peer Conference
Teacher Conference
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Teacher conferences
Logbook worksheets
Completion of steps
Ongoing throughout the
year:
•Teacher conferences
with students
•Book Sharing with Class
•Log signed by parents/
guardians/ teacher daily
reading, and after
reading on grade level
texts through
strategies such as
comparing and
contrasting texts,
describing context,
analyzing positions
and arguments, and
citing evidence in text.
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