Monday 08/11
Tuesday 08/12
Wednesday 08/13
Thursday 08/14
Friday 08/15
Essential Question What
skills do strong readers and
writers possess? (Remind
them inferencing is one!)
BR: NEATLY color
interactive cover for
“Thinking Aloud and Marking
the Text” page.
BR: PreSeminar Quiz
BR: Vocabulary text-based
questions; discuss
Define inference; Inference
activity with a photo. TSW
evaluate accuracy; TSW
complete “inference” skill page
in interactive notebook.
BR: Vocabulary Review:
TSW choose a picture (3)
on the board and describe
what word the picture
illustrates; justify.
TSW define veldt; wordleTSW make inferences about
what the short story, “The
Veldt” by Ray Bradbury will
be about based on
connotation; TSW watch a
short video as hook.
TTW model a think aloud
with a short text; discuss
TSW read “The Veldt” and
mark the text.
TSW carousel the room in
preparation for “The Veldt”
TTW have Steven Colbert
read “The Veldt” aloud.
TSW mark the text!
Opening Question: What
was Ray Bradbury’s message
in “The Veldt”?
“The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury
wordle – TSW make
inferences about what the
short story will be about
based on connotation.
TTW introduce vocabulary
through pictures and
1. p. 2 middle instinctively
2. p. 6 mid-bot insufferable
3. P. 4 mid-top subsided
4. P 10. mid prompted
5. P. 9 bottom contemplating
What does it mean to think
aloud? To “mark the text”?
TSW complete skill page in
interactive notebook.
Introduce Seminar by
presenting rules; example;
Who made the biggest
mistake in the story? Why?
Choose a character and give
and adjective to describe.
What other environment
could Ray Bradbury have
used and created the same
effect? Explain.
What happens to Mr.
McClean at the end of the
story? What clues in the
story lead you to your
Define theme; TSW find
theme in “Full House”
episode intro; TSW
complete “theme” skill page
in interactive notebook
using discussion from “The
TTW discuss preseminar quiz;
SEMINAR DAY! In a roundtable
setting student minds discuss, not
debate, ideas from “The Veldt” using
carousel questions from Thursday.
Next week: Crossword puzzle
activity page
Common Core Objectives: R.L.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. R.L.8.2.Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the
text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text. SL.8.1.Engage effectively in a
range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues,
building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.