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    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.1 I can 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 I can 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.

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.4 I can 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.

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.2 I can write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

    Writing Prompt:  Consider who you are as a person. In what ways do you think you could grow? Explain the personal importance of growth and how you would make this happen. How do you know when you’ve grown?

    4/15  How to introduction

    4/16  

    4/17  27-4 quiz

    4/18  Fiction Test

    4/1

    4/2  Cask of Amontillado

    4/3  WOD Test

    4/4 Section 2 quiz

    4/5

    3/11  The End of War

    3/12  The Boy in the Striped Pajamas/Viewing Guide

    3/13  Cold War Vocabulary

    3/14  IAR Testing

    3/15  IAR Testing/Book Clubs due 

    3/4  Is Torture Ever Justified?

    3/5  Book Clubs, Book Talks

    3/6  WOD #8 Test

    3/7  Book Club Projects

    3/8  

    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Lundahl Middle School Student Series for the classroom Copeland Classroom

    Unit 4

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.3 I can analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories).

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.5 I can 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.

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.8 I can delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.8.3 I can use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.8.4 I can 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.8.1 I can write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.5 I can integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.

    Prompt (engaging scenario) - Students will assume the role of an activist, selecting an issue that is relevant to themselves / our society, and create a PSA to raise awareness and change people’s attitudes/behavior in relation to the social issue.

    2/25  Presentations

    2/26  Presentations

    2/27  Early Release

    2/28  Vocab Test

    3/1

    2/19  Book Clubs

    2/20  

    2/21  Unit 4 Test

    2/22  Book Clubs

    2/11  PSA

    2/12  WOD Test

    2/13

    2/14  Musical at CLS

    2/15

    2/4  How Did Hitler Happen?

    2/5  PSA Description Due

    2/6  WWII Map

    2/7  PSA

    2/8  WWII Vocabulary Test

    1/22

    1/23  Early Release-PSA Topics

    1/24  The Great Depression Essay Test

    1/25  Spirit Assembly

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.1 I can 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.RI.8.3 I can analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories).

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.4 I can 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.

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.5 I can 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.

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.5 I can integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.2 I can write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.7 I can conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.

    • Discuss prompt (engaging scenario) - You are going to assume the role of a historian and research an event in history. This can be an event that impacted a small community, a country, or the world where perseverance/grit was portrayed. (Resilience + perseverance = grit). The summative writing assessment can assume a variety of forms, ie traditional essay, video documentary, interview, etc.

     

    1/14  PSA Introduction

    1/15  WOD Test

    1/16  Section 2 quiz

    1/17  Surviving the Dust Bowl

    1/7  GEO BEE

    1/8  GEO BEE

    1/9  MAP Testing, Book Talks

    1/10  MAP Testing

    1/11  Unit 3 Test

    12/17  Dust Bowl

    12/18  The Latehomecomer

    12/19

    12/20  Vocabulary Test

    12/21

    12/10  Presentations, Electives

    12/11  Presentations

    12/12  Presentations

    12/13  Dust Bowl Map, Vocabulary

    12/14

    12/3  Research

    12/4  Project

    12/5  Project

    12/6  Vocabulary Test

    12/7  Project

    11/26  Final Book Club Meeting, Viewing Guide

    11/27   https://quizlet.com/_5amf7f 

    11/28  Roots, Jazz Age Project Intro, Chapter 24 Vocabulary

    11/29  Research

    11/30  Research

     

     

    WWI 

    WWI-Part 2

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.1 I can 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.RI.8.5 I can 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.

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.8 I can delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.1 I can write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence

    • Discuss prompt (engaging scenario) - Choose a problem you would like to see solved - this could be a school, community, state, or national issue. Research the issue and who you would need to contact in order to bring awareness to the problem. Write a letter or email arguing your position around the problem while also addressing potential counterclaims. Your letter or email will be sent to the appropriate contact you found during your initial research.

     

     

    11/12  Book Clubs, Thankful Journal

    11/13  Section 5 Quiz, Thankful Journal

    11/14  Early Release, Thankful Journal

    11/15  WOD Test, Book Clubs, Thankful Journal

    11/16  WWI Test, Thankful Journal                                                                                                            

    11/5  Book Clubs, Video to use with assessment 

    11/6  Section 2

    11/7  Section 2 Quiz

    11/8  Book Clubs

    11/9  Assembly

    10/29  Check missing assignments

    10/30  Roots

    10/31  Book Talks

    11/1  Book Club reading/activity

    11/2  Unit 2 Test, Current Event Due

    10/22  Organizer due

    10/23  Finish Flowers, https://quizlet.com/_5amf7f

    10/24  Early Release

    10/25  WOD Test

    10/26  Argumentative Letter Due, WWI Vocabulary Test

    10/15 Roots

    10/16  Spanish-Amercian War- Map

    10/17

    10/18

    10/19  WW1 Vocabulary

    10/9

    10/10

    10/11  Finish Ashes vocabulary

    10/12  15 days or 2.5 months graphic organizer

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.3 I can write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.8.2 I can 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.

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.8.4 I can determine 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.

    Narrative prompt - There are times in our lives when we experience challenges and failures. When a person has integrity, failure is an opportunity for reflection and growth. It’s about how a person deals with failure. Being honest with your failures can act as a springboard to become a person of integrity. Students will be writing a narrative/memoir describing an event or time when a character (themselves, someone they know, famous or fictitious character) experienced failure and were honest (or not) with themselves about their actions and behaviors.

    10/1  Ashes 1/2

    10/2  https://quizlet.com/_5amf7f

    10/3  Narrative Due

    10/4

    10/5

    9/24  "One Last Time"

    9/25

    9/26  Unit 1 Test

    9/27  Book Talks

    9/28  The Outsiders-Movie

    9/17

    9/18  Marigolds Task

    9/19

    9/20

    9/21   SS Project Due

    9/10  Finish 2-6 p.539

    9/11  

    9/12  Cattle/Branding

    9/13  "The Virginian"  theme/summary

    9/14  Project introduction

    9/4

    9/5  MAP testing

    9/6  MAP testing

    9/7  Current Event Due, Vocabulary test

    8/27

    8/28  Disaster Day

    8/29  Current Event Assigned due 9/7

    8/30

    8/31  Video Slip Due 

    8/22  No Homework!

    8/23  Video Slip due 8/31

    8/24  IDR book for Monday