8th Grade English Language Arts Pacing Guide by xpj11142

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									                                     8th Grade English Language Arts Pacing Guide
       First Nine Weeks                      Second Nine Weeks                       Third Nine Weeks                    Fourth Nine Weeks
Reading /Literature                  Reading / Literature                  Reading / Literature                Reading / Literature

   •      Elements of Fiction with       •     Elements of nonfiction          •     Compare and Contrast          •     Elements of Drama
          emphasis on theme              •     Strong and Weak                 •     Cause and Effect              •     Elements of folk tales,
                                               Arguments                       •     Short and Extended                  legends, myths, and tall
          and plot development
                                         •     Author’s Purpose                      Responses to Reading                tales
    •     Mood and Tone                  •     Main Idea and Supporting        •     Elements of Poetry            •     Novel Study
    •     Figurative Language                  Details                         •     Novel Study                   •     Oral Dramatic Reading
    •     Short Story Study              •     Model Essay Analysis
Writing
                                                                           Writing                             Writing
   • Review Writing Process          Writing
                                                                               •     Editing and Conventions       •     Response to Literature
   • Creative Writing                    •     Expository and Persuasive       •     Use of Figurative             •     Creative Writing
   • FCAT Rubric                               Writing                               Language                      •     Writer’s Workshop
   • Essay Structure and                 •     Transitional Devices            •     Response to Literature        •     Reinforcement of
     Support                             •     Practice Timed Essays           •     Writer’s Workshop                   Sentence Diagrams
   • Clarity                             •     Research Process*               •     Reinforcement of
Grammar / Conventions                    •     Plagiarism *                          Sentence Diagrams
                                                                                                               Speaking / Listening / Viewing
                                         •     APA Documentation*              •     Creative Writing
   •      Review 8 Parts of              •     Primary and Secondary           •     Persuasive & Expository       •     Media Literacy
          Speech                               Sources*                              Writing                       •     Oral Dramatic Reading
   •      Review Sentence                •     Note-taking and
          Structure                            summarizing                 Incorporate all elements of         Incorporate all elements of
   •      Review Clauses and         Incorporate all elements of           ongoing instruction.                ongoing instruction.
          Complex Sentences          ongoing instruction.
   Incorporate all elements of       *In support of Science Fair
   ongoing instruction.
                                                      Ongoing Throughout the Year
Reading / Literature                                                Grammar / Conventions
    • Fluency                                                          • 8 Parts of speech
    • Comprehension                                                    • Sentence types and structures
    • Text Features                                                    • Agreement, Parallel Structure, Modifiers
    • Literary Elements (Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry)               Vocabulary
    • Selecting Personal Reading                                       • Context Clues
    • Response to Literature                                           • Word Parts
Writing                                                                • Content-Directed Vocabulary
    • Writing Process                                               Speaking / Listening / Viewing
    • Expository, Persuasive, Narrative                                • Speaking and Listening Strategies
    • Creative Writing                                                 • Media Literacy
    • Penmanship

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