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Flori Huitt, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction | Heidi Aranda, Senior Director of Curriculum Development

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Grade 8 Literacy - Week Three

Printable Version of this lesson board in PDF format

8thGrade Literacy

Week 3 April 20-24

Weekly Packet

Literacy Objectives: Students will be able to:

  • compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style.
  • analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such efforts as suspense or humor.

Lesson Activities
Pick an article and complete the activities
The Perfects
The Cow’s Horn
Spying on the South

Log into your Clever account and click on the Newsela app to access the articles
Pick one article and complete the activities
Solo On The Subway
Little Red Cap
A Cheer For Charlie

Screen Free
Think of an event that you and your family or friends have experienced. Write a summary of that event from each of 3 different people’s point of view and illustrate it from their point of view. Begin with a graphic organizer (Compare and contrast chart, Venn diagram, whatever you like).

Virtual Fieldtrip: The Edmund Fitzgerald
Cargo Ship Suddenly Sinks in Lake Superior
Mariner’s Church Holds Memorial
The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald YouTube
Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald Lyrics
How do these multiple perspectives help you understand the event? How did each “reach” you? Explain citing the perspective as needed.

Project-based Learning
Pick a story you have read and think about the character’s personality traits. Now write a poem expressing one of those traits. The poem can be in any format, haiku, free verse, limerick, etc. Compare how the characters traits are shown in the story and how they are reflected in your poem and write a paragraph comparing and contrasting the two.

Log onto School City and take one of the following:
8.RL.6 HL Formative (19-20)
8.RL.5 HL Formative (19-20)

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