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ELA G8:M3B:U3

Bringing the Journey to Life

Lesson 1Analyzing a Central Idea: Carlotta’s Journey to Justice

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can use correct grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (L.8.1)
  • I can explain the function of verbals (gerunds, participles, infinitives) in general and their function in particular sentences. (L.8.1a)
  • I can recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb voice and mood. (L.8.1d)
  • I can analyze the development of an idea throughout the text (including its relationship to supporting ideas). (RI.8.2)
  • I can analyze how specific dialogue or incidents in a plot propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision. (RL.8.3)
  • I can analyze figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. (L.8.5)
  • I can use correct grammar and usage when writing.
  • I can explain the general function of verbals (gerunds, participles, infinitives) and their function in sentences.
  • I can recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb voice and mood.
  • I can analyze a central idea in A Mighty Long Way.
  • I can analyze how an incident described in A Mighty Long Way provokes Carlotta to make a decision.
  • A Mighty Long Way Structured Notes, Chapter 17, Pages 265–274 (from homework)
  • Verbals handout
  • Exit ticket: Verbals 
  • Jigsaw

Lesson 3Mid-Unit Assessment: Analysis of Language Techniques

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can use correct grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (L.8.1)

  • I can explain the function of verbals (gerunds, participles, infinitives) in general and their function in particular sentences. (L.8.1a)

  • I can recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb voice and mood. (L.8.1d)

  • I can analyze figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. (L.8.5)

  • I can use correct grammar and usage when writing.
  • I can explain the function of verbals.
  • I can recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb voice and mood.
  • I can write a book review that helps my classmates decide whether to read a book.
  • Mid-Unit 3 Assessment
  • Independent reading book review
  • None

Lesson 4Choosing Songs for the Film Soundtrack

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • 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. (RI.8.1)

  • I can present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contacts, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation. (SL.8.4)

  • I can demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (L.8.1)

  • I can select a song to use in the soundtrack for a film about the experiences of The Little Rock Nine as they went to Central High School.
  • I can cite evidence from A Mighty Long Way to support the reasons for my choice.
  • Photograph and Song Choice note-catcher
  • None

Lesson 5End of Unit 3 Assessment: On-Demand Writing—Photograph and Song Choices for a Film

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence (W.8.1)
  • 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. (W.8.2)
  • I can write a description of each of the photographs and the song I have selected for the film, using evidence from A Mighty Long Way.
  • I can argue why each photograph and the song I have chosen deserves to be focused on in the film, using evidence from A Mighty Long Way.
  • Homework: Writing Plan sheet (completed for Lesson 4 homework)
  • End of Unit 3 Assessment
  • Self-assessment on rubric
  • None

Lesson 6Preparation for Performance Task: Using Writing to Make Prompt Cards

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contacts, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation. (SL.8.4)
  • I can demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (L.8.1)
  • I can use my writing as a basis for a presentation.
  • I can make prompt cards that key points I want to make in a presentation.
  • Prompt cards
  • None

Lesson 7Preparation for Performance Task: Practicing Presentations

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contacts, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation. (SL.8.4)
  • I can demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (L.8.1)
  • I can describe the photographs and civil rights song I have chosen using evidence from A Mighty Long Way.
  • I can present an argument for why the three photographs I have chosen are key events to drive the plot of a film about the experiences of The Little Rock Nine, citing evidence from A Mighty Long Way.
  • I can present an argument for why the song I have chosen is the best for a film soundtrack, citing evidence from A Mighty Long Way.
  • I can provide stars and steps to a peer about their presentation.
  • Peer feedback on Film Presentation Rubric
  • None

Lesson 8Final Performance Task: Presentation of Photograph and Song Selections

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contacts, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation. (SL.8.4)
  • I can demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (L.8.1)
  • I can describe the photographs and civil rights song I have chosen using evidence from A Mighty Long Way.
  • I can present an argument for why the three photographs I have chosen are key events to drive the plot of a film about the experiences of The Little Rock Nine, citing evidence from A Mighty Long Way.
  • I can present an argument for why the song I have chosen is the best for a film soundtrack, citing evidence from A Mighty Long Way.
  • I can present my ideas to an audience clearly.
  • Self-assessment of Performance Task
  • None

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