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					                                                 Eighth Grade Language Arts Pacing Guide

                                                  First Nine Weeks                                                                        Pre-AP Extensions

                                            1. Essential Question: How does active participation in class affect student achievement?
                                     OV.1.8.6      Contribute appropriately to class discussions                             Higher order questions
                                                   Demonstrate effective listening skills by exhibiting appropriate body
             1. Enduring             OV.2.8.1
                                                   language
       Understanding: Active
                                     OV. 2.8.2     Establish purpose for listening
     participation as a learner is
            vital to student                       Listen attentively to summarize                                           Oral Notes
                                     OV. 2.8.3
             achievement.
                                                   Demonstrate attentive and reflective listening skills to respond to and
                                     OV.2.8.4      interpret speaker’s message                                               Oral Notes

                                                   View a variety of visually presented materials for understanding of a
                                     OV.3.8.1      specific topic                                                            Discussion of fine arts as it relates to literature


                                                 2A. Essential Question: What strategies do good readers use to understand text?
                                                   Organize ideas by using such graphic organizers as charts, graphs, and
                                     W.4.8.2       formal outlining with main topics, sub-topics, and details             Outlining chapters of advanced literature

                                                   Write responses to literature that demonstrate understanding or           Expository response analyzing and evaluating
                                     W.5.8.8       interpretation                                                            the text
                                                   Use previewing, activating prior knowledge, predicting content of text,
              2. Enduring                          formulating questions, and establishing purposes for reading              Making connections (text-to-text, text-to-self,
                                      R.9.8.1
       Understanding:      Good                                                                                              and text-to world)
         readers learn to use
       effective strategies and                    Evaluate the interrelations of text and world issues by applying
                                                   connection strategies                                                     Google articles with themes, issues and ideas
        organizational tools to       R.9.8.2
                                                                                                                             across texts
      understand various genres
                 of text.                          Connect, compare, and contrast ideas, themes, and issues across texts Google articles with themes, issues and ideas
                                      R.9.8.3
                                                                                                                         across texts
                                                   Monitor reading strategies including rereading, using resources and       Paraphrasing using post-it notes or margin
                                      R.9.8.6      questions, and modifying them when understanding breaks down              notes in advanced text
                                                   Connect own background knowledge and personal experience to make          Making connections (text-to-text, text-to-self,
                                      R.9.8.7      inferences and to respond to new information presented in text            and text-to world) and "Character to Me"
                                                                                                                             Compare/Contrast
                                                   Classify and organize information from more than one text, based on
                                     R.9.8.14      purpose and/or level of importance                                        Differentiating between main idea and details




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                                                   Identify main ideas and supporting evidence in short stories and novels   Locating important literary elements and
                                    R.9.8.15                                                                                 devices in short stories and novels.
                                                                                                                             Ex."Monkey's Paw" and "Story of an Hour"
                                                   Use the text features to locate and recall information with emphasis on   locate evidence of irony.
                                                                                                                             Outline chapters and analyze character traits
                                    R.9.8.16       text organizers                                                           (Fahrenheit 451)
                                                   Determine text structure(s) to enhance understanding                      Choose essays and speeches that relate to
                                    R.9.8.17
                                                                                                                             common themes in literature

                                    R.9.8.18       Organize information including simple outlining                           Outline chapters of the text
                                    R.9.8.19       Use skimming, scanning, note-taking, outlining, and questioning as
                                                   study strategies                                                          Pre-reading activities for Flowers for Algernon
                                    R.10.8.5                                                                                 and Fahrenheit 451

                                                   Read texts that reflect contributions of different cultural groups Black history month observed through African
                                    R.10.8.2
                                                                                                                      American authors (February)
                                                   Vary reading strategies according to text and purpose              Varying reading strategies for non-fiction and
                                    R.10.8.3
                                                                                                                      fiction
              2. Enduring
                                                       2B. Essential Question: How will developing a better vocabulary improve reading?
        Understanding: Good
         readers learn to use
       effective strategies and                    Read a variety of literature, including essays and plays
                                    R.10.8.6                                                                                 Shakespeare, mythology and non-fiction
        organizational tools to
      understand various genres                    Continue to develop and maintain an adequate body of sight words          Cemetary for dead words and thesaurus
                                    R.11.8.2
                 of text.                                                                                                    activities
                                                   Use knowledge of root words, affixes, and word relationships to           Testing students over unknown vocabulary
                                    R.11.8.4       determine meaning                                                         using pre-learned prefixes, affixes, and root
                                                                                                                             words
                                                   Use context to determine meaning of multiple meaning words                Testing students over unknown vocabulary
                                    R.11.8.5
                                                                                                                             using context clues to determine the meaning
                                                   Use context, structure, denotations, and connotations to determine        Differentiating between connotation and
                                   R.11.8.10       meaning of words and phrases                                              denotation
                                  2C. Essential Question: How will understanding vocabulary from content area texts and other cultures build understanding of
                                                                             multiple meaning and relevant words?
                                                   Use vocabulary from content area texts and reading                Making vocabulary connections across
                                    OV.1.8.1
                                                                                                                     curriculum
                                                   Use resources to determine meaning of multiple meaning words
                                    R.11.9.6                                                                         Using dictionaries and thesauruses

                                                   Identify how words from other cultures have been incorporated into        Analyzing entomology through Trojan War and
                                    R.11.8.9       English vocabulary usage                                                  Shakespeare




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                                                                                    3A. Essential Question: What is fluency?

                                                                     3B. Essential Question: What are the goals for eighth grade fluency?
                                                         Read for a substantial amount of time daily, including assigned and self-
                                                         selected materials at independent and instructional levels                Independent book for each nine weeks from
                                          R.10.8.1
                                                                                                                                   approved list along with required text
             3. Enduring
      Understanding: Students                            Automatically decode words to ensure focus on comprehension
                                          R.11.8.1
         can improve fluency
      through oral practice and                          Continue to develop and maintain an adequate body of sight words
        independent reading.              R.11.8.2

                                          R.11.8.3       Add content words to sight vocabulary                                       Word Wall
                                                         Read grade level text with an appropriate rate of 171 words per minute      Fluency (Reader's Theatre, Choral Reading
                                         R.11.8.11
                                                                                                                                     and other ELF strategies)
                                                         Read grade level text orally with accuracy and expression                   Fluency (Reader's Theatre, Choral Reading
                                         R.11.8.12
                                                                                                                                     and other ELF strategies)

                                    4A. Essential Question: How can the six traits of writing be used effectively to produce a quality product during the writing process?

                                                         Self select and apply an appropriate prewriting strategy for a variety of   Note-taking on "The Occurrence at Owl Creek"
                                          W.4.8.1        writing purposes across the curriculum with emphasis on interviewing,       and interviewing the main character of "Sun
                                                         note-taking, and gathering data                                             and Shadow"
                                                         Organize ideas by using such graphic organizers as charts/graphs, and
                                                                                                                               Venn Diagram contrasting and comparing "The
                                                         formal outlining with main topics, subtopics, and details
                                          W.4.8.2                                                                              Lottery" and visual presentation, formal
                                                                                                                               outlining notes over Elements of Short Stories

              4. Enduring                                Select a focus and an organizational structure based on purpose,
                                                                                                                                Higher order writings added for various literary
         Understanding: Good              W.4.8.3        audience, length, and required format for expository, narrative,
                                                                                                                                principles
                                                         descriptive, and persuasive writing
      writers incorporate the six
                                                         Create a draft with emphasis on persuasive and expository organization Higher order writings added for various literary
       traits of writing with the         W.4.8.5
                                                                                                                                principles
      writing process to produce
                                                         Maintain a writing portfolio that exhibits growth in meeting goals and Higher order writings added for various literary
            quality writing.             W.4.8.12
                                                         expectations                                                           principles
                                                         Publish/share according to purpose and audience                        Self-selected writing for publi+B124cation or
                                         W.4.8.13
                                                                                                                                class presentation
                                                         Create expository, narrative, descriptive and persuasive writing       Higher order writings for added for various
                                          W.5.8.3
                                                                                                                                literary principles
                                                         Write with and without prompts for a sustained period of time          Frontloading possible themes for short stories
                                          W.5.8.7
                                                                                                                                     through journal topics
                                                         Write on demand with or without a prompt within a given time frame          Frontloading possible themes for short stories
                                          W.5.8.9
                                                                                                                                     through journal topics
                                                         Write across the curriculum                                                 Benchmark practice (Released Items)
                                         W.5.8.10




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                                               Edit own and peer papers with emphasis on all end marks, commas,
                                               dash, hyphen, quotation marks (double and single), parenthesis,                Edit and peer edit for punctuation using
                                    W.6.8.10   semicolons, colons                                                             highlighters, checklists, and grammar notes

                                               Use scoring guides or rubrics to improve all aspects of written projects
                                    W.7.8.10                                                                                  Self-edit essays and through Writing Traits

                                    W.7.8.11   Self-evaluate writing                                                          Self-editing

                                                    4B. Essential question: How can revising and editing improve the finished piece?

                                               Revise content for central idea, organization, unity, elaboration, and
                                    W.4.8.7    clarity                                                                        Revision required before final copy

                                               Revise style for sentence variety, tone (e.g., sense of audience, etc.),
                                               voice (e.g. specificity, vividness, rhythm of the piece, writer’s attitude
                                    W.4.8.8    and presence, etc.) selected vocabulary, and selected information              Revision required before final copy


                                               Revise writing using various tools/methods, such as peer and/or teacher
              4. Enduring                                                                                                     Revision required before final copy and
                                    W.4.8.9    collaboration, a revision checklist rubric, and/or reference materials (e.g.
         Understanding: Good                                                                                                  student-teacher conferencing
                                               dictionary, thesaurus, etc.)
      writers incorporate the six              Vary sentence structure by using simple structure by using simple,
       traits of writing with the              compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences and different
      writing process to produce                                                                                              Converting simple to compound and
                                    W.6.8.1    kinds of sentences: Declarative, Interrogative, Imperative, and
            quality writing.                                                                                                  compound to complex
                                               Exclamatory

                                               Determine useful and relevant words
                                    R.11.8.7                                                                                  Using dictionaries and thesauruses
                                               Vary sentence structure by using simple structure by using simple,
                                               compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences and different
                                                                                                                              Converting simple to compound and
                                    W.6.8.1    kinds of sentences: Declarative, Interrogative, Imperative, and
                                                                                                                              compound to complex
                                               Exclamatory

                                               Correct fragments, run-ons, comma splices, and fused sentences
                                    W.6.8.4                                                                                   Peer-editing and editing papers

                                    W.6.8.7    Spell words correctly in all writing                                           Peer-editing and editing papers

                                    W.6.8.8    Apply conventional rules of capitalization in writing                          Peer-editing and editing papers
                                               Apply conventional rules of punctuation in writing                             Peer-editing and editing papers
                                    W.6.8.9
                                               Edit own and peer papers with emphasis on all end marks, commas,
                                               dash, hyphen, quotation marks (double and single), parenthesis,
                                    W.6.8.10   semicolons, colons                                                             Peer-editing and editing papers




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                                                            5A. Essential Question: How do the literary elements affect conflict and theme?

            5. Enduring                               Use literary elements of plot, subplot, and climax and explain the effect
       Understanding:       An         R.9.8.10       on the overall theme of a literary work.                                    Independent reading and fictional analysis
       author manipulates the
        elements of a story to                        Analyze the literary elements of plot, subplot, and climax, and explain
         develop conflict and          R.9.8.11       the way in which conflicts are resolved or unresolved                       Independent reading and fictional analysis
               theme.
                                                      Evaluate conflicts, motivations, point of view and changes that affect the Writing that changes the point-of-view ("The
                                       R.9.8.21
                                                      plot or theme.                                                             Telephone Call")
             6. Enduring
     Understanding: Authors of     6A. Essential question: How does an author effectively use flashbacks or time transitions to move the plot or develop character?
     narratives use a variety of                      Use transition words/phrases
                                       W.7.8.4                                                                                    Embedding transitions
      techniques to move the
          plot and develop             W.7.8.7        Use flashback/time transitions                                              Narratives
              character.
                                             6B. Essential question: How does an author effectively use dialogue to move the plot or develop character?

                                       W.7.8.8        Use dialogue effectively                                                    Narratives




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                                                               Eighth Grade Language Arts Pacing Guide



                                                 Second Nine Weeks                                                                         Pre-AP Extensions

                                                    1A. Essential Question: How does active participation in class affect student achievement?

                                     OV.1.8.6       Contribute appropriately to class discussions                             Higher order questions
              1. Enduring                           Demonstrate effective listening skills by exhibiting appropriate body
            Understanding:           OV.2.8.1
                                                    language
        Active participation as a                   Establish purpose for listening
                                     OV 2.8.2                                                                                 Oral Notes
       learner is vital to student
             achievement.                           Demonstrate attentive and reflective listening skills to respond to and
                                     OV.2.8.4                                                                                 Oral Notes
                                                    interpret speaker’s message
                                                    View a variety of visually presented materials for understanding of a
                                     OV. 3.8.1      specific topic                                                            Discussion of fine arts as it relates to literature

                                        2A. Essential Question: What strategies do good readers use to understand a text and make inferences from a text?

                                                    Organize ideas by using such graphic organizers as charts, graphs, and
                                                    formal outlining with main topics, sub-topics, and details
                                     W.4.8.2                                                                                  Outlining chapters of advanced literature


                                                    Write responses to literature that demonstrate understanding or
                                                                                                                              Expository response analyzing and evaluating
                                     W.5.8.8        interpretation
                                                                                                                              the text
                                                    Evaluate the interrelations of text and world issues by applying
                                                    connection strategies                                                     Google articles with themes, issues and ideas
                                      R.9.8.2
                                                                                                                              across texts
                                                    Connect, compare, and contrast ideas, themes, and issues across texts Google articles with themes, issues and ideas
             2. Enduring              R.9.8.3
                                                                                                                          across texts
      Understanding:       Good
                                                    Defend questions formulated and purposes established for reading
         readers learn to use                                                                                             Class discussion on importance of mythology
                                      R.9.8.4
       effective strategies and                                                                                           as it relates to culture and vocabulary
       organizational tools to                      Generate and define questions related to universal themes to interpret
       understand the various         R.9.8.5
                                                    meaning
            genres of text.                         Monitor reading strategies including rereading, using resources and
                                      R.9.8.6       questions, and modifying them when understanding breaks down              Active reading required for novels

                                                    Connect own background knowledge and personal experience to make
                                      R.9.8.7       inferences and to respond to new information presented in text            Commentary in essays

                                                    Infer a character’s role in development of plot and theme                 Identifying protagonist, antagonist, flat, and
                                      R.9.8.8
                                                                                                                              static characters
                                      R.9.8.9       Infer mood and theme of text                                              TPCASTT (poetry)
                                                    Classify and organize information from more than one text, based on
                                                                                                                              Analyzing common themes or characterization
                                     R.9.8.14       purpose and/or level of importance
                                                                                                                              from short stories to other texts.




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                                                   Identify main ideas and supporting evidence in short stories and novels
                                    R.9.8.15

                                                   Use the text features to locate and recall information with emphasis on   Using Reader's Handbook to locate and recall
                                    R.9.8.16
                                                   text organizers                                                           information
                                    R.9.8.17       Determine text structure(s) to enhance understanding

                                    R.9.8.18       Organize information including simple outlining                           Outlining chapters of advanced literature
                                    R.9.8.19       Use skimming, scanning, note-taking, outlining, and questioning as
                                                   study strategies                                                          Pre-reading activities for Flowers for Algernon
                                    R.10.8.5
                                                   Read texts that reflect contributions of different cultural groups        Study female and male authors and authors
                                    R.10.8.2
                                                                                                                             from various ethnic groups
                                                   Vary reading strategies according to text and purpose                     Changing active reading to better
                                    R.10.8.3
             2. Enduring                                                                                                     understanding of prose and poetry
      Understanding:       Good                        2B. Essential Question: How will developing a better vocabulary improve reading?
         readers learn to use
       effective strategies and                    Read and utilize functional/practical texts, including manuals, memos,
                                   R.10.8.12       job applications, and career guides
       organizational tools to
       understand the various                      Use context to determine meaning of multiple meaning words                Testing students on unknown vocabulary using
            genres of text.         R.11.8.5
                                                                                                                             context clues to determine meaning
                                                   Use knowledge of root words, affixes, and word relationships to           Testing students over unknown vocabulary
                                    R.11.8.4       determine meaning                                                         using pre-learned prefixes, affixes, and root
                                                                                                                             words
                                                   Use context, structure, denotations, and connotations to determine        Differentiating between connotation and
                                   R.11.8.10
                                                   meaning of words and phrases                                              denotation
                                  2C. Essential Question: How will understanding vocabulary from content area texts and other cultures build understanding of
                                                                            technical and specialized vocabulary?
                                    OV. 1.8.1      Use vocabulary from content area texts and reading literature             Making vocabulary connections across
                                                   Use resources to determine meaning of technical and specialized           curriculum
                                    R.11.8.6
                                                   vocabulary
                                                   Identify how words from other cultures have been incorporated into
                                                                                                                             Analyzing entomology through Trojan War and
                                    R.11.8.9       English vocabulary usage.
                                                                                                                             Shakespeare




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                                                                    3B. Essential Question: What are the goals for eighth grade fluency?

                                                         Read for a substantial amount of time daily, including assigned and self-
                                          R.10.8.1       selected materials at independent and instructional levels                Independent reading and fictional analysis

             3. Enduring                  R.10.8.6       Read a variety of literature, including essays and plays                    Independent reading and fictional analysis
      Understanding: Students                            Automatically decode words to ensure focus on comprehension
                                          R.11.8.1
         can improve fluency
      through oral practice and           R.11.8.2       Continue to develop and maintain an adequate body of sight words
        independent reading.                             Add content words to sight vocabulary
                                          R.11.8.3
                                                         Read grade level text with an appropriate rate of 171 words per minute      Fluency (Reader's Theatre, Choral Reading
                                         R.11.8.11
                                                                                                                                     and other ELF strategies)
                                                         Read grade level text orally with accuracy and expression                   Fluency (Reader's Theatre, Choral Reading
                                         R.11.8.12
                                                                                                                                     and other ELF strategies)

                                    4A. Essential Question: How can the six traits of writing be used effectively to produce a quality product during the writing process?

                                                         Self select and apply an appropriate prewriting strategy for a variety of
                                                         writing purposes across the curriculum with emphasis on interviewing,
                                                         note-taking, and gathering data                                             Pre-writng+B214 strategies for Flowers for
                                          W.4.8.1
                                                                                                                                     Algernon


              4. Enduring                                Organize ideas by using such graphic organizers as charts/graphs, and
                                                                                                                               Venn Diagram contrasting and comparing
       Understanding:       Good          W.4.8.2        formal outlining with main topics, subtopics, and details
                                                                                                                               "Charly" and "Flowers for Algernon"
      writers incorporate the six
       traits of writing with the                        Select a focus and an organizational structure based on purpose,
      writing process to produce                         audience, length, and required format for expository, narrative,
                                                         descriptive, and persuasive writing                                         Higher order writings added for various literary
            quality writing.              W.4.8.3
                                                                                                                                     principles


                                                         Create a draft with emphasis on persuasive and expository organization Higher order writings added for various literary
                                          W.4.8.5
                                                                                                                                principles
                                                         Maintain a writing portfolio that exhibits growth in meeting goals and Higher order writings added for various literary
                                          W.4.8.12
                                                         expectations                                                           principles
                                                         Publish/share according to purpose and audience                        Self-selected writing for publi+D222cation or
                                          W.4.8.13
                                                                                                                                class presentation




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                                               Select the form of writing that addresses the intended audience
                                    W.5.8.2

                                               Create expository, narrative, descriptive and persuasive writing               Higher order writings for added for various
                                    W.5.8.3
                                                                                                                              literary principles
                                               Write with and without prompts for a sustained period of time                  Frontloading possible themes for Flowers for
                                    W.5.8.7
                                                                                                                              Algernon through journal topics
                                               Write on demand with or without a prompt within a given time frame             Frontloading possible themes for Flowers for
                                    W.5.8.9
                                                                                                                              Algernon through journal topics
                                               Write across the curriculum
                                    W.5.8.10                                                                                  Benchmark practice (Released Items)
                                               Edit own and peer papers with emphasis on all end marks, commas,
                                               dash, hyphen, quotation marks (double and single), parenthesis,                Self-edit and peer edit essays focusing on
                                    W.6.8.10   semicolons, colons                                                             punctuation

                                               Use scoring guides or rubrics to improve all aspects of written projects
                                    W.7.8.10                                                                                  Analyzing essays on ELMO
              4. Enduring                      Self-evaluate writing
       Understanding:       Good    W.7.8.11
      writers incorporate the six
       traits of writing with the                  4B. Essential question: How can revising and editing improve the finished piece?
      writing process to produce
            quality writing.                   Revise content for central idea, organization, unity, elaboration, and         Revision on all essays before completing final
                                    W.4.8.7    clarity                                                                        copy
                                               Revise style for sentence variety, tone (e.g., sense of audience, etc.),
                                               voice (e.g. specificity, vividness, rhythm of the piece, writer’s attitude
                                               and presence, etc.) selected vocabulary, and selected information              Revision required on all essays before
                                    W.4.8.8
                                                                                                                              completing final copy


                                               Revise writing using various tools/methods, such as peer and/or teacher
                                                                                                                              Revision and student-teacher conference on
                                    W.4.8.9    collaboration, a revision checklist rubric, and/or reference materials (e.g.
                                                                                                                              essays before completing final copy
                                               dictionary, thesaurus, etc.)
                                               Vary sentence structure by using simple structure by using simple,
                                               compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences and different
                                                                                                                              Simple to compound and compound to
                                    W.6.8.1    kinds of sentences: Declarative, Interrogative, Imperative, and
                                                                                                                              complex
                                               Exclamatory

                                               Use clauses and phrases, including verbal, to invert sentence order for        Focus on complex sentences vs. compound
                                    W.6.8.3
                                               emphasis and variety                                                           sentences




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                                               Evaluate personal, peer, or literature-based sentence formation for
                                               effective use of the parts of speech: precise nouns, pronouns to avoid
                                               repetition, verbs (transitive active, transitive passive, intransitive linking,
                                    W.6.8.5                                                                                    Writing "My Own Grammar Book" Project
                                               intransitive complete), adjectives, etc.


                                               Use a variety of sentence types and lengths (see conventions Standard
                                    W.7.8.2    6)                                                                    Writing "My Own Grammar Book" Project

                                               Use purposeful vocabulary with emphasis on developing tone
                                    W.7.8.5                                                                                Writing "My Own Grammar Book" Project
                                               Edit individually or in groups for appropriate grade-level conventions,
                                               within the following features: sentence formation, completeness,
                                    W.4.8.10   absence of fused sentences, expansion through standard coordination         Writing "My Own Grammar Book" Project
              4. Enduring
                                               and modifiers; EMBEDDING through standard subordinate clauses
       Understanding:       Good
      writers incorporate the six
                                               Correct fragments, run-ons, comma splices, and fused sentences
       traits of writing with the   W.6.8.4                                                                                Writing "My Own Grammar Book" Project
      writing process to produce
                                               Apply conventions of grammar with emphasis on the following: subject-
            quality writing.
                                               verb agreement; parts of speech; pronoun and antecedent agreement;
                                               parts of a sentence and sentence patterns (S-V, S-V-DO, S-V-IO-DO, S-
                                    W.6.8.6    LV-PA, S-LV-PN); conjunction in regular and progressive cases, etc.   Writing "My Own Grammar Book" Project



                                    W.6.8.7    Spell words correctly in all writing                                        Writing "My Own Grammar Book" Project
                                    W.6.8.8    Apply conventional rules of capitalization in writing                       Writing "My Own Grammar Book" Project
                                               Apply conventional rules of punctuation in writing
                                    W.6.8.9                                                                                Writing "My Own Grammar Book" Project
                                               Edit own and peer papers with emphasis on all end marks, commas,
                                    W.6.8.10   dash, hyphen, quotation marks (double and single), parenthesis,   Writing "My Own Grammar Book" Project
                                               semicolons, colons
                                                 5B. Essential Question: How does the author's choice of techniques affect the theme?


                                               Write to reflect ideas/interpretations of multicultural and universal       Writing a compare and contrast of ideas,
            5. Enduring                        themes and concepts                                                         themes, and interpretations between The Pearl
                                    W.5.8.6
       Understanding:        An                                                                                            Chapter 1 and I Know Why the Caged Bird
       author manipulates the                                                                                              Sings Chapter 24
        elements of a story to                 Compare and contrast points of view, such as first person, third person
                                                                                                                           Writing journal entries from different
         develop conflict and                  limited (limited omniscient), and third person omniscient (omniscient
                                    R.9.8.12                                                                               character's point of view other than Charlie in
               theme.                          narrator), and explain the effect on the overall theme of a literary work
                                                                                                                           Flowers for Algernon
                                               Evaluate conflicts, motivations, point of view and changes that affect the
                                    R.9.8.21   plot or theme.                                                             Flowers for Algernon




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                                               7. Essential question: What techniques do good writer use to emphasize style and voice?
                                               Identify and explain similes, metaphors, personification, hyperboles, and
                                    R.11.8.8   analogies to infer the literal and figurative meanings of phrases         TPCASTT (poetry)

                                               Create an effective lead paragraph by using quotes, description, or
                                    W.4.8.6    questions with the last sentence as a thesis statement.                     Personal and literary essays
             7. Enduring
      Understanding: Authors                   Use figurative language purposefully, such as alliteration and
           use a variety of         W.7.8.1    assonance, to shape and control language to affect readers                  Poetry
      techniques to emphasize
                                    W.7.8.3    Use repetition for effect                                                   Poetry
      voice and style in writing.
                                               Create an effective lead and conclusion
                                    W.7.8.6                                                                                Personal and literary essays
                                               Identify and explain similes, metaphors, personification, hyperboles, and
                                               analogies to infer the literal and figurative meanings of phrases
                                    R.11.8.8                                                                               TPCASTT (poetry)




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                                                 Third Nine Weeks                                                                         Pre-AP Extensions

                                                   1. Essential Question: How does active participation in class affect student achievement?
             1. Enduring
     Understanding:         Active   OV 2.8.2      Establish purpose for listening                                           Oral Notes
     participation as a learner is
                                                   Demonstrate attentive and reflective listening skills to respond to and
            vital to student         OV.2.8.4                                                                                Written response to oral presentations
                                                   interpret speaker’s message
             achievement.
                                                   View a variety of visually presented materials for understanding of a     Discussion of fine arts and unitedstreaming as
                                     OV. 3.8.1
                                                   specific topic                                                            it relates to literature

                                       2A. Essential Question: What strategies do good readers use to understand a text and make inferences from a text?

                                                   Organize ideas by using such graphic organizers as charts, graphs, and Self-select prewriting strategies for literary
                                     W.4.8.2       formal outlining with main topics, sub-topics, and details             essays
                                                   Write responses to literature that demonstrate understanding or           Creating visual aids that students select
                                     W.5.8.8       interpretation                                                            symbols representing their literature
                                                   Evaluate the interrelations of text and world issues by applying          Google articles with themes, issues and ideas
                                      R.9.8.2      connection strategies                                                     across texts
                                                   Connect, compare, and contrast ideas, themes, and issues across texts Google articles with themes, issues and ideas
                                      R.9.8.3
                                                                                                                          across texts
              2. Enduring                          Defend questions formulated and purposes established for reading       Class discussion on importance of
           Understanding:                                                                                                 Shakespeare and mythology as it relates to
                                      R.9.8.4
      Good readers learn to use                                                                                           culture and vocabulary. Also forming thick
       effective strategies and                                                                                           questions about novel
                                                   Generate and define questions related to universal themes to interpret
       organizational tools to        R.9.8.5      meaning
       understand the various
            genres of text.                        Monitor reading strategies including rereading, using resources and
                                      R.9.8.6      questions, and modifying them when understanding breaks down              Active reading required for novels

                                                   Connect own background knowledge and personal experience to make
                                      R.9.8.7      inferences and to respond to new information presented in text            Commentary in essays

                                                   Infer a character’s role in development of plot and theme                 Identifying protagonist, antagonist, flat, and
                                      R.9.8.8
                                                                                                                             static characters
                                      R.9.8.9      Infer mood and theme of text                                              TPCASTT (poetry)
                                                   Classify and organize information from more than one text, based on
                                     R.9.8.14      purpose and/or level of importance                                        Differentiating between main idea and details

                                                   Use the text features to locate and recall information with emphasis on   Using Reader's Handbook to locate and recall
                                     R.9.8.16
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                                                   Determine text structure(s) to enhance understanding                     Using Reader's Handbook to locate and recall
                                    R.9.8.17
                                                                                                                            information
                                                   Organize information including simple outlining
                                    R.9.8.18                                                                                Outlining chapters of advanced literature

                                    R.9.8.19       Use skimming, scanning, note-taking, outlining, and questioning as
                                                   study strategies                                                         Self-selecting appropriate prereading
                                                                                                                            strategies
                                    R.10.8.5
                                                   Read texts that reflect contributions of different cultural groups       Study female and male authors and authors
                                    R.10.8.2
                                                                                                                            from various ethnic groups
                                    R.10.8.3       Vary reading strategies according to text and purpose                    Self-selecting appropriate prereading
                                                                                                                            strategies
                                                       2B. Essential Question: How will developing a better vocabulary improve reading?

                                                   Read and utilize functional/practical texts, including manuals, memos,
                                   R.10.8.12       job applications, and career guides

                                                   Automatically decode words to ensure focus on comprehension
                                    R.11.8.1                                                                                Independent reading
                                                   Use context to determine meaning of multiple meaning words               Testing students on unknown vocabulary using
                                    R.11.8.5
                                                                                                                            context clues to determine meaning
              2. Enduring                          Use knowledge of root words, affixes, and word relationships to
           Understanding:                                                                                                   Testing students on unknown vocabulary using
                                    R.11.8.4       determine meaning
      Good readers learn to use                                                                                             pre-learned prefixes, root words, and affixes
       effective strategies and                    Use context, structure, denotations, and connotations to determine       Differentiating between connotation and
       organizational tools to     R.11.8.10
                                                   meaning of words and phrases                                             denotation
       understand the various     2C. Essential Question: How will understanding vocabulary from content area texts and other cultures build understanding of
            genres of text.                                                 technical and specialized vocabulary?

                                    OV. 1.8.1      Use vocabulary from content area texts and reading literature
                                                   Identify how words from other cultures have been incorporated into       Incorporating new words into essays, identify
                                    R.11.8.9       English vocabulary usage.                                                how words from other cultures have been
                                                                                                                            incorporated into language
                                                   Use resources to determine meaning of technical and specialized
                                    R.11.8.6
                                                   vocabulary




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                                                     2D. Essential Question: How do good readers learn to recognize bias or propaganda in the media?

                                                         Distinguish among stated fact, reasoned judgment, and opinion in text.      Using newspapers to recognize bias or
                                          R.9.8.13
                                                                                                                                     propaganda
                                                         Synthesize information from multiple texts and provide evidence to
                                          R.9.8.20
                                                         support
                                                         Evaluate personal, social, and political issues as presented in text        Google articles with themes, issues and ideas
                                          R.9.8.22
                                                                                                                                     across texts
                                                         Examine the author’s credibility, use of text structure, word choice, and
                                          R.10.8.4                                                                                   Author study
                                                         viewpoint to evaluate message
                                                         Analyze newspaper articles and editorials for bias and propaganda           Use online newspapers to locate bias and
                                         R.10.8.13
                                                                                                                                     propaganda and analyze propaganda
                                                         Use print and electronic sources independently to locate information        Google articles with themes, issues and ideas
                                         IR.12.8.3
                                                                                                                                     across texts
                                                                     3B. Essential Question: What are the goals for eighth grade fluency?

                                                         Read for a substantial amount of time daily, including assigned and self-
                                                                                                                                   Independent book for each nine weeks from
                                          R.10.8.1       selected materials at independent and instructional levels
                                                                                                                                   approved list along with required text
             3. Enduring
                                          R.10.8.6       Read a variety of literature, including essays and plays
      Understanding: Students
         can improve fluency              R.11.8.1       Automatically decode words to ensure focus on comprehension                 Independent reading
      through oral practice and                          Continue to develop and maintain an adequate body of sight words
                                          R.11.8.2                                                                                   Independent reading/word wall
        independent reading.
                                          R.11.8.3       Add content words to sight vocabulary                                       Independent reading/word wall
                                                         Read grade level text with an appropriate rate of 171 words per minute      Fluency (Reader's Theatre, Choral Reading
                                         R.11.8.11
                                                                                                                                     and other ELF strategies)
                                                         Read grade level text orally with accuracy and expression                   Fluency (Reader's Theatre, Choral Reading
                                         R.11.8.12
                                                                                                                                     and other ELF strategies)

                                    4A. Essential Question: How can the six traits of writing be used effectively to produce a quality product during the writing process?

                                                         Self select and apply an appropriate prewriting strategy for a variety of
                                          W.4.8.1        writing purposes across the curriculum with emphasis on interviewing,       Pre-writing strategies for Trojan War
                                                         note-taking, and gathering data
                                                         Select a focus and an organizational structure based on purpose,
                                                                                                                                     Higher order writings added for various literary
                                          W.4.8.3        audience, length, and required format for expository, narrative,
                                                                                                                                     principles
                                                         descriptive, and persuasive writing
                                                         Create a draft with emphasis on persuasive and expository organization      Higher order writings added for various literary
                                          W.4.8.5
                                                                                                                                     principles
              4. Enduring                                Maintain a writing portfolio that exhibits growth in meeting goals and      Higher order writings added for various literary
                                          W.4.8.12
       Understanding: Good                               expectations                                                                principles
                                                         Publish/share according to purpose and audience                             Self-selected writing for publi+D321cation or
      writers incorporate the six         W.4.8.13
                                                                                                                                     class presentation
       traits of writing with the
                                          W.5.8.2        Select the form of writing that addresses the intended audience
      writing process to produce
            quality writing.                             Create expository, narrative, descriptive and persuasive writing            Higher order writings added for various literary
                                          W.5.8.3
                                                                                                                                     principles
                                                         Write with and without prompts for a sustained period of time               Frontloading possible themes for novels and
                                          W.5.8.7
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                                               Write on demand with or without a prompt within a given time frame                Frontloading possible themes for novels and
                                    W.5.8.9
                                                                                                                                 plays through journal topics
                                    W.5.8.10   Write across the curriculum                                                       Benchmark practice (Released Items)
                                    W.6.8.2    Select the form of writing that addresses the intended audience
                                               Use scoring guides or rubrics to improve all aspects of written projects
                                    W.7.8.10                                                                                     Six traits used to evaluate essays
                                    W.7.8.11   Self-evaluate writing                                                             Six traits used to evaluate essays

                                                   4B. Essential question: How can revising and editing improve the finished piece.?

                                               Revise content for central idea, organization, unity, elaboration, and
                                    W.4.8.7                                                                                      Revision required before completing final copy
                                               clarity
                                               Revise style for sentence variety, tone (e.g., sense of audience, etc.),
                                               voice (e.g. specificity, vividness, rhythm of the piece, writer’s attitude
                                    W.4.8.8                                                                                      Revision required before completing final copy
                                               and presence, etc.) selected vocabulary, and selected information

                                               Revise writing using various tools/methods, such as peer and/or teacher
                                               collaboration, a revision checklist rubric, and/or reference materials (e.g.
                                    W.4.8.9    dictionary, thesaurus, etc.)                                                 Revision required before completing final copy



                                               Vary sentence structure by using simple structure by using simple,
                                               compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences and different
                                               kinds of sentences: Declarative, Interrogative, Imperative, and                   Converting simple to compound and
                                    W.6.8.1
                                               Exclamatory                                                                       compound to complex


              4. Enduring                      Use clauses and phrases, including verbal, to invert sentence order for
      Understanding:         Good                                                                                                Focus on complex sentences vs. compound
                                    W.6.8.3    emphasis and variety
      writers incorporate the six                                                                                                sentences
       traits of writing with the              Evaluate personal, peer, or literature-based sentence formation for
      writing process to produce               effective use of the parts of speech: precise nouns, pronouns to avoid
            quality writing.                   repetition, verbs (transitive active, transitive passive, intransitive linking,
                                    W.6.8.5    intransitive linking, intransitive complete), adjectives, etc.




                                               Use a variety of sentence types and lengths (see conventions Standard Set limit on simple and compound sentences
                                    W.7.8.2
                                               6)                                                                    in an essay
                                               Use purposeful vocabulary with emphasis on developing tone
                                    W.7.8.5                                                                          Thesaurus

                                    W.7.8.9    Use anecdotes and quotes                                                          Literary essays
                                               Edit individually or in groups for appropriate grade-level conventions,
                                               within the following features: sentence formation, completeness,
                                               absence of fused sentences, expansion through standard coordination               Edit and peer edit for punctuation using
                                    W.4.8.10   and modifiers; EMBEDDING through standard subordinate clauses                     highlighters, checklists, and grammar notes




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                                                    Edit own and peer papers with emphasis on all end marks, commas,
                                                                                                                                Edit and self edit for punctuation using
                                    W.6.8.10        dash, hyphen, quotation marks (double and single), parenthesis,
                                                                                                                                highlighters, checklists, and grammar notes
                                                    semicolons, colons
                                                    Correct fragments, run-ons, comma splices, and fused sentences
                                    W.6.8.4                                                                                     Peer-editing and editing papers
                                                    Apply conventions of grammar with emphasis on the following: subject-
                                                    verb agreement; parts of speech; pronoun and antecedent agreement;
                                                    parts of a sentence and sentence patterns (S-V, S-V-DO, S-V-IO-DO, S-
              4. Enduring           W.6.8.6         LV-PA, S-LV-PN); conjunction in regular and progressive cases, etc.)  Benchmark practice (Released Items)
      Understanding:         Good
      writers incorporate the six
       traits of writing with the
      writing process to produce                    Spell words correctly in all writing
            quality writing.        W.6.8.7                                                                                     Peer-editing and editing papers

                                                    Apply conventional rules of capitalization in writing
                                    W.6.8.8                                                                                     Peer-editing and editing papers
                                                    Apply conventional rules of punctuation in writing
                                    W.6.8.9                                                                                     Peer-editing and editing papers

                                                8. Essential question: What part does form and word choice have in developing a theme in poetry?

                                                    Write poems using a variety of techniques/ devices, with emphasis on
                                    W.5.8.4
                                                    free verse
                                                    Write to reflect ideas/interpretations of multicultural and universal       Black history month observed through African
                                    W.5.8.6
                                                    themes and concepts                                                         American authors (February)
                                                    Use figurative language purposefully, such as alliteration and
                                    W.7.8.1         assonance, to shape and control language to affect readers                  Figurative language required in poetry

                                    W.7.8.3         Use repetition for effect                                                   Repetition required in free verse poem
                                                    Compare and contrast points of view, such as first person, third person
                                                                                                                                Comparing and contrasting the Trojan and
              8. Enduring                           limited (limited omniscient), and third person omniscient (omniscient
                                    R.9.8.12                                                                                    Greek point of view of the war and certain
       Understanding: Authors                       narrator), and explain the effect on the overall theme of a literary work
                                                                                                                                battles
        craft poetry in specific
                                                    Synthesize information from multiple texts and provide evidence to
       forms and precise word       R.9.8.20                                                                                    Literary essays
                                                    support
      choices to express theme.
                                    R.9.8.22        Evaluate personal, social, and political issues as presented in text        Text-to-world connections in reading
                                                    Examine the author’s credibility, use of text structure, word choice, and
                                    R.10.8.3                                                                                    Author study
                                                    viewpoint to evaluate message
                                    R.10.8.10       Read a variety of poetry, with emphasis on free verse                       TPCASTT (poetry)
                                    R.10.8.11       Interpret poetry, noting distinctive poetic devices                         TPCASTT (poetry)
                                                    Identify and explain similes, metaphors, personification, hyperboles, and
                                                    analogies to infer the literal and figurative meanings of phrases
                                    R.11.8.8                                                                                    TPCASTT (poetry)


                                                    Use print and electronic sources independently to locate information        Using the computer to research information
                                    IR.12.8.3
                                                                                                                                about poetry and/or mythology




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                                                  Fourth Nine Weeks                                                                         Pre-AP Extensions


                                               9. How does the organization and writing conventions of drama differ from other text structures ?

                                                  Speak for and to various purposes and audiences
                                   OV. 1.8.3                                                                                 Oral presentation of research
                                                  Demonstrate appropriate eye contact, posture, volume, and physical
                                   OV.1.8.4                                                                                  Oral presentation of research
                                                  gestures
                                                  Participate in a variety of speaking activities taken from literature or
                                   OV.1.8.9                                                                                  Oral presentation of research
              9. Enduring                         research
       Understanding: Authors                     Use the text features to locate and recall information with emphasis on    Using Reader's Handbook to locate and recall
                                   R.9.8.16
        craft dramas using the                    text organizers                                                            information
       dramatic conventions of                    Determine text structure(s) to enhance understanding                       Using Reader's Handbook to locate and recall
                                   R.9.8.17
       stagecraft and dramatic                                                                                               information
         organization forms.                      Evaluate conflicts, motivations, point of view and changes that affect the
                                   R.9.8.21                                                                                  Trojan War
                                                  plot or theme.
                                   R.10.8.6       Read a variety of literature, including essays and plays

                                   R.10.8.8       Identify the basic parts of drama                                          Shakespeare

                                   R.10.8.7       Evaluate the credibility of the narrator                                   Author study
                                                  Describe how stage directions help the reader understand the play
                                   R.10.8.9                                                                                  Shakespeare


                                   10A. Essential Question: What Oral/Visual skills will be used when making a presentation and evaluating presentations?

                                   OV.1.8.2       Use standard English in classroom discussion and presentations             Oral research presentations
                                                  Speak for and to various purposes and audiences
                                   OV.1.8.3                                                                                  Oral research presentations
                                                  Demonstrate appropriate eye contact, posture, volume, and physical
                                   OV.1.8.4                                                                                  Oral research presentations
                                                  gestures
             10. Enduring                         Use correct pronunciation and inflection/modulation to communicate
       Understanding:        To    OV.1.8.5                                                                                  Oral research presentations
                                                  ideas and information
      collect and share research   OV.1.8.7       Deliver oral presentations using available technology                      Oral research presentations
        requires skills from all
                                   OV 1.8.8       Report results of interviews, research, etc.                               Critique and summarize peer presentations
       areas of Language Arts.
                                                  Participate in a variety of speaking activities taken from literature or
                                   OV.1.8.9                                                                                  Oral research presentations
                                                  research.
                                   OV.1.8.10      Critique oral presentations of self and peers based on preset criteria     Critique and summarize peer presentations
                                                  Demonstrate effective listening skills by exhibiting appropriate body
                                   OV.2.8.1       language                                                                   Oral Notes

                                                  Demonstrate attentive and reflective listening skills to respond to and
                                   OV.2.8.4                                                                                  Oral Notes
                                                  interpret speaker’s message




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                                                Evaluate presentations using established criteria/rubrics (e.g. purpose,
                                   OV.2.8.5                                                                                 Critique and summarize peer presentations
                                                content, organization, and delivery.)
                                                View a variety of visually presented materials for understanding of a
                                   OV. 3.8.1                                                                                Oral presentation of research with visual aid
                                                specific topic
                                   OV.3.8.3     Design presentations that incorporate media visuals                         Powerpoint

                                               10B. Essential Question: What strategies do good readers use to research a variety of texts?

                                                Organize ideas by using such graphic organizers as charts, graphs, and
                                   W.4.8.2      formal outlining with main topics, sub-topics, and details             Formal outline with research paper

                                                Use previewing, activating prior knowledge, predicting content of text,
                                    R.9.8.1     formulating questions, and establishing purposes for reading                Active reading required for novels

                                                Evaluate the interrelations of text and world issues by applying
                                    R.9.8.2     connection strategies                                                       Research topic

                                                Connect, compare, and contrast ideas, themes, and issues across texts Comparing and contrasting the Trojan and/or
                                    R.9.8.3                                                                           Greek point of view of the war or various
             10. Enduring
                                                                                                                      heroes
        Understanding:       To     R.9.8.4     Defend questions formulated and purposes established for reading      Active reading required for novels
      collect and share research
                                                Generate and define questions related to universal themes to interpret
        requires skills from all    R.9.8.5
                                                meaning
       areas of Language Arts.
                                                Monitor reading strategies including rereading, using resources and
                                    R.9.8.6     questions, and modifying them when understanding breaks down                Active reading required for novels

                                                Connect own background knowledge and personal experience to make
                                    R.9.8.7     inferences and to respond to new information presented in text              Commentary in essays

                                                Distinguish among stated fact, reasoned judgment, and opinion in text.      Use online newspapers to locate bias and
                                   R.9.8.13
                                                                                                                            propaganda and analyze propaganda
                                                Classify and organize information from more than one text, based on
                                   R.9.8.14                                                                                 Combine notecards in research
                                                purpose and/or level of importance
                                                Use the text features to locate and recall information with emphasis on     Use Reader's Handbook to locate and recall
                                   R.9.8.16
                                                text organizers                                                             information
                                   R.9.8.17     Determine text structure(s) to enhance understanding                        Self-selected reading strategy

                                   R.9.8.18     Organize information including simple outlining                             Research outline
                                   R.9.8.19     Use skimming, scanning, note-taking, outlining, and questioning as
                                                study strategies                                                            Outlining chapters of advanced literature
                                   R.10.8.5
                                                Synthesize information from multiple texts and provide evidence to
                                   R.9.8.20     support                                                                     Research paper

                                   R.9.8.22     Evaluate personal, social, and political issues as presented in text        Text-to-world connections in reading
                                                Vary reading strategies according to text and purpose
                                   R.10.8.3
                                                Examine the author’s credibility, use of text structure, word choice, and
                                   R.10.8.4                                                                                 Author study
                                                viewpoint to evaluate message
                                                Read and utilize functional/practical texts, including manuals, memos,
                                   R.10.8.12    job applications, and career guides

                                                Use resources to determine meaning of technical and specialized
                                   R.11.8.6
                                                vocabulary
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                                                   Use context, structure, denotations, and connotations to determine           Differentiating between connotation and
                                   R.11.8.10       meaning of words and phrases                                                 denotation
                                                   Read grade level text with an appropriate rate of 171 words per minute       Fluency (Reader's Theatre, Choral Reading
                                   R.11.8.11
                                                                                                                                and other ELF strategies)

                                               10C. Essential Question: What are the writing skills necessary for assembling a research product?

             10. Enduring                          Self select and apply an appropriate prewriting strategy for a variety of
        Understanding:       To                    writing purposes across the curriculum with emphasis on interviewing,
      collect and share research   W.4.8.1                                                                                      Notecards for research
                                                   note-taking, and gathering data.
        requires skills from all
       areas of Language Arts.                     Organize ideas by using such graphic organizers as charts/graphs, and
                                   W.4.8.2         formal outlining with main topics, subtopics, and details             Formal outline with research paper

                                                   Select a focus and an organizational structure based on purpose,
                                   W.4.8.3         audience, length, and required format for expository, narrative,       Chose information for focus of research paper
                                                   descriptive, and persuasive writing
                                                   Create a draft with emphasis on persuasive and expository organization
                                   W.4.8.5                                                                                Rough draft of research paper
                                                   Revise content for central idea, organization, unity, elaboration, and
                                   W.4.8.7                                                                                      Revision required before completing final copy
                                                   clarity
                                                   Revise style for sentence variety, tone (e.g., sense of audience, etc.),
                                                   voice (e.g. specificity, vividness, rhythm of the piece, writer’s attitude
                                   W.4.8.8         and presence, etc.) selected vocabulary, and selected information            Revision required before completing final copy


                                                   Revise writing using various tools/methods, such as peer and/or teacher
                                                   collaboration, a revision checklist rubric, and/or reference materials (e.g.
                                   W.4.8.9         dictionary, thesaurus, etc.)                                                 Revision required before completing final copy




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                                                      Edit individually or in groups for appropriate grade-level conventions,
                                                      within the following features: sentence formation, completeness,
                                                      absence of fused sentences, expansion through standard coordination
                                       W.4.8.10                                                                                  Peer-editing and editing papers
                                                      and modifiers; EMBEDDING through standard subordinate clauses


                                                      Maintain a writing portfolio that exhibits growth in meeting goals and
                                       W.4.8.12                                                                                  Higher order literary essays
                                                      expectations
                                                      Publish/Share according to purpose and audience                            Self-selecting writing for publication or class
                                       W.4.8.13
                                                                                                                                 presentation
                                                      Select the form of writing that addresses the intended audience            Research paper is in formal voice rather than
                                        W.5.8.2
                                                                                                                                 informal voice
                                                      Create expository, narrative, descriptive and persuasive writing           Higher order writings for added for various
                                        W.5.8.3
                                                                                                                                 literary principles
                                       W.5.8.10       Write across the curriculum                                                Benchmark practice (Released Items)
                                                      Use scoring guides or rubrics to improve all aspects of written projects
                                       W.7.8.10                                                                                  Six traits used to evaluate research
             10. Enduring
        Understanding:       To        W.7.8.11       Self-evaluate writing                                                      Final reflection
      collect and share research
        requires skills from all   10D. Essential Question: How are inquiry and research processes used to address questions, to make judgments about credibility,
       areas of Language Arts.                                 and to communicate ideas in ways that suit the purpose and audience?
                                                      Formulate original questions to explain and select a topic for research
                                       IR.12.8.1                                                                                 Create research questions

                                       IR.12.8.3      Use print and electronic sources independently to locate information       Using computer for research
                                                      Gather information from more than one type of source (e.g. interviews,
                                       IR.12.8.4      internet, lab notes, etc.)                                                 Using computer for research

                                       IR.12.8.5      Self-select credible sources appropriate to purpose and topic              Bibliography

                                       IR. 12.8.6     Create visual graphics to interpret information                            Powerpoint

                                       IR.12.8.7      Use notes to narrow a topic to develop a thesis statement                  Notecards for research
                                                      Create a formal topic outline of thesis, main topics, sub-topics, and
                                       IR. 12.8.8     details.                                                                   Formal outline with research paper

                                                      Use research to create one or more oral, written, or visual
                                       IR.12.8.9      presentations/products                                                     Presentation and paper required for research




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