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					                                                                       8th Grade Language Arts
                                                                                  REVISED June 2008


         MONTH            CONTENT/THEME                     CORE GOALS/SKILLS                                   ASSESSMENT                      SUGGESTED RESOURCES
1st Marking Period   Image Tile / Shields             •   Writing Domains                             • Tile / Shield
                                                      •   Symbolism                                   • Writing
                                                      •   Imagery

                     Book Reviews                     •   Writing a Book Review                       • Written Essay                           •   Student Selected Books
                                                      •   Persuasive Writing                                                                    •   Summer Reading List
                                                      •   Figurative Language
                                                      •   Summarizing
                                                      •   Text Analysis / Literary Elements
                                                      •   Writing Process
                                                      •   Proper Citation / Plagiarism
                     Spelling / Vocabulary                                                            • Quizzes / Tests                         •   Working Words in Spelling Level H
                                                      •   Spelling patterns
                                                                                                      • Class Assignments                       •   Wordskills Level 9
                                                      •   Vocabulary Development
                                                      •   Synonyms / Antonyms
                                                      •   Roots / Prefixes / Suffixes
                                                      •   Analogies
                     8th grade Vocabulary Project                                                                                               •   Vocabulary Cartoons I and II
                                                      •   Vocabulary Development                                                                •   Academic vocabulary list


                     Grammar                                                                                                                    •   Warriner’s Grammar and Composition
                                                      •   Parts of Speech                             • Quizzes / Tests                         •   Teacher Generated Worksheets
                                                      •   Word Usage / Word Selection                 • Class Assignments
                                                      •   Capitalization / Punctuation


                     PSSA Writing / Writing Process
                                                      •   Intro to Domains
                                                      •   Editing / Revising
                                                      •   MLA format
                     Persuasive Writing
                                                      •   Writing Process
                                                      •   Thesis Statement
                                                      •   Fact vs. Opinion                            •    Persuasive Essays scored for Five
                                                      •   Research Skills                                  Writing Domains (CA)
                                                            o Researching Thesis                      •    Graphic Organizer
                                                            o Note taking
                                                            o Citation
                                                            o Plagiarism
                                                            o Paraphrasing
                                                            o Evaluating Bias
                                                      •   Content / Organization / Style Domains
                                                      •   Five Paragraph Essay
                                                      •   Citing Evidence to Support Position
                                                      •   Analyze effectiveness of oral / written
                                                          presentation of self and others                                                       •   Flowers for Algernon
                     Fantasy / Science Fiction
                                                                                                      •   Summarizations                        •   A Gathering of Blue
                                                      •   Genre Study / Text Features                 •   Tests                                 •   Aquamarine
                                                      •   Literary Elements                           •   Teacher Created Activities            •   The Last Book of the Universe
                                                      •   Literature Circles –                        •   Literature Circle Anecdotal Records   •   A Wrinkle in Time
                                                      •   Group Interactions                                                                    •   Oddly Enough
                                                                                                                                                •   The Silver Kiss
                                              8th Grade Language Arts
                                                           REVISED June 2008
                              •   Interpretation of Literature                                                           •   The Giver
                                                                                                                         •   The Thief of Always
                                                                                                                         •   I Am Morgan LeFay
                                                                                                                         •   Singularity
                                                                                                                         •   Clockwork


Multicultural Unit                                                                                                       •   Athletic Shorts
                                                                               •   Summarizations                        •   Freak the Mighty
                                                                               •   Tests                                 •   Witness
                              •   Genre Study / Text Feature                   •   Teacher Created Activities            •   Nightjohn
                              •   Analyze Influence of Culture on Text         •   Literature Circle Anecdotal Records   •   America Street
                              •   Making Connections with Text
                                                                                                                         •   A Gathering of Flowers
                              •   Literary Elements
                                                                                                                         •   Novio Boy
                              •   Accepting Diversity
Target Skills Reinforcement


                                  •   Inferences & Conclusions
                                  •   Genre & Purpose                          • Study Island (CA)
                                                                                          o Inferences & Concl.
                                                                                          o Genre & Purpose
                                                                     8th Grade Language Arts
                                                                                REVISED June 2008



         MONTH           CONTENT/THEME                    CORE GOALS/SKILLS                                   ASSESSMENT                          SUGGESTED RESOURCES
2nd Marking Period   Book Reviews                   •   Writing a Book Review                       • Written Essay                           •    Student Selected Books
                                                    •   Persuasive Writing
                                                    •   Figurative Language
                                                    •   Summarizing
                                                    •   Text Analysis / Literary Elements
                                                    •   Writing Process
                                                    •   Proper Citation / Plagiarism
                     Spelling / Vocabulary                                                          • Quizzes / Tests                         •    Working Words in Spelling Level H
                                                    •   Spelling patterns
                                                    •   Vocabulary Development                      • Class Assignments                       •    Wordskills Level 9
                                                    •   Synonyms / Antonyms
                                                    •   Roots / Prefixes / Suffixes
                                                    •   Analogies
                     8th grade Vocabulary Project                                                                                             •    Vocabulary Cartoons I and II
                                                    •   Vocabulary Development
                                                                                                                                              •    Academic vocabulary list
                     Grammar
                                                                                                    • Quizzes / Tests                         •    Warriner’s Grammar and Composition
                                                    •   Parts of Sentences
                                                                                                    • Class Assignments                       •    Teacher Generated Worksheets
                                                    •   Phrases and Clauses

                     Informational Writing
                     (moved from 3rd MP)            •   Writing Process                             •    Informative Essays scored for Five
                                                    •   Accurate and Rich Details                        Writing Domains (CA)
                                                    •   Word Choice / Style
                                                    •   Conventions
                                                    •   Organization Domain
                                                    •   Citing Sources / Proper Documentation
                                                    •   Parenthetical Citation
                                                    •   Research
                                                    •   Fact vs. Opinion
                     Holocaust Unit
                                                                                                                                              •    The Diary of Anne Frank
                                                    •   Genre Study / Text Feature                                                            •    Devil’s Arithmetic
                                                    •   Compare and Contrast Two Written Texts      •   Summarizations                        •    Maus I
                                                    •   Making Connections of Text                  •   Tests                                 •    All But My Life
                                                    •   Author’s Voice and Style                    •   Teacher Created Activities            •    I Have Lived a Thousand Years
                                                    •   Exploration and Relevance of Holocaust in   •   Literature Circle Anecdotal Records   •    Daniel’s Story
                                                        Historical Context                                                                    •    Tunes for Bears to Dance To
                                                    •   Memoirs / Diary Format                                                                •    Night

                     Drama

                                                    •   Stage Directions                                                                      •    Novio Boy
                                                    •   Voice                                       •   Summarizations                        •    The Diary of Anne Frank
                                                    •   Diction                                     •   Tests                                 •    The War of the Words
                                                    •   Drama vs. Narrative                         •   Teacher Created Activities            •    Student Generated Scenes
                                                    •   Body Language / Presentation for Creating   •   Literature Circle Anecdotal Records
                                                        Mood                                        •   Oral Presentations
                                                    •   Drama Structures
                                                    •   Drama Elements
                                               8th Grade Language Arts
                                                          REVISED June 2008

                              •   Historical Fiction Genre Study / Text
                                  Features
                              •   Integration of Literature to Content Area
                                  Study
Target Skills Reinforcement   •   Literary Elements
                                                                              •   Study Island (CA)
                                                                                      o Connections between
                                  •   Connections between Text                             Text
                                  •   Text Organization                               o Text Organization
                                                                          8th Grade Language Arts
                                                                                       REVISED June 2008



         MONTH           CONTENT/THEME                           CORE GOALS/SKILLS                                   ASSESSMENT                          SUGGESTED RESOURCES
3rd Marking Period   Book Reviews                        •   Writing a Book Review                         • Written Essay                           •    Student Selected Books
                                                         •   Persuasive Writing
                                                         •   Figurative Language
                                                         •   Summarizing
                                                         •   Text Analysis / Literary Elements
                                                         •   Writing Process
                                                         •   Proper Citation / Plagiarism
                     Spelling / Vocabulary                                                                 • Quizzes / Tests                         •    Working Words in Spelling Level H
                                                         •   Spelling patterns
                                                         •   Vocabulary Development                        • Class Assignments                       •    Wordskills Level 9
                                                         •   Synonyms / Antonyms
                                                         •   Roots / Prefixes / Suffixes
                                                         •   Analogies
                     8th grade Vocabulary Project                                                                                                    •    Vocabulary Cartoons I and II
                                                         •   Vocabulary Development
                                                                                                                                                     •    Academic Vocabulary
                     Narrative Writing
                     (moved from 2nd MP)                 •   Writing Process                               •    Narrative Essays scored for Five
                                                         •   Focus Domain / Content Domain                      Writing Domains (CA)
                                                         •   Relevant Details
                                                         •   Point of View
                                                         •   Developing Conflict
                                                         •   Manipulating time
                                                         •   Thoughts, feelings, actions of characters
                                                         •   Word Choice
                                                         •   Plot Curve
                                                         •   Story Development
                     Oregon Trail Unit *                                                                   •   Summarizations                        •    Prairie Songs
                                                         •   Historical Fiction Genre Study / Text         •   Tests                                 •    Ballad of Lucy Whipple
                                                             Features                                      •   Teacher Created Activities            •    Dear Levi
                                                         •   Integration of Literature to Content Area     •   Literature Circle Anecdotal Records   •    My Antonia
                                                             Study                                                                                   •    Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie
                                                         •   Literary Elements                                                                       •    Mr. Tucket
                                                                                                                                                     •    Save Queen of Sheba
                                                                                                                                                     •    Black Eyed Susan
                     The Old Man and the Sea *
                                                                                                           •   Summarizations                        •    The Old Man and the Sea
                                                         •   Symbolism                                     •   Tests
                                                         •   Theme                                         •   Teacher Created Activities
                                                         •   Conflict                                      •   Literature Circle Anecdotal Records
                     Target Skills Reinforcement         •   Psychological Hero
                                                         •   Dialogue
                                                         •   Text Feature of Novella
                                                                                                           •       Study Island (CA)
                                                             •   Theme                                                 o Theme
                     * Optional for teacher’s who have       •   Figurative Language                                   o Figurative Language
                     covered the curriculum.
                                                                      8th Grade Language Arts
                                                                                REVISED June 2008



         MONTH           CONTENT/THEME                    CORE GOALS/SKILLS                                   ASSESSMENT                          SUGGESTED RESOURCES
4th Marking Period   Book Reviews                   •   Writing a Book Review                       • Written Essay                           •    Student Selected Books
                                                    •   Persuasive Writing
                                                    •   Figurative Language
                                                    •   Summarizing
                                                    •   Text Analysis / Literary Elements
                                                    •   Writing Process
                                                    •   Proper Citation / Plagiarism
                     Spelling / Vocabulary                                                          • Quizzes / Tests                         •    Working Words in Spelling Level H
                                                    •   Spelling patterns
                                                    •   Vocabulary Development                      • Class Assignments                       •    Wordskills Level 9
                                                    •   Synonyms / Antonyms
                                                    •   Roots / Prefixes / Suffixes
                                                    •   Analogies
                                                                                                                                              •    Vocabulary Cartoons I and II
                     8th grade Vocabulary Project                                                                                             •    Academic Vocabulary List
                                                    •   Vocabulary Development

                     Grammar                                                                                                                  •    Warriner’s Grammar and Composition
                                                                                                    • Quizzes / Tests                         •    Teacher Generated Worksheets
                                                    •   Verb Tenses
                                                                                                    • Class Assignments
                     Poetry Unit
                                                                                                    •   Summarizations
                                                    •   Figurative Language
                                                                                                    •   Tests
                                                    •   Rhyme, Rhythm, Meter
                                                                                                    •   Poetry Writing / Anthology (CA)
                                                    •   Writing Poetry
                                                                                                    •   Oral Presentations
                                                    •   Reciting Poetry
                                                                                                    •   Teacher Created Activities
                                                    •   Responding to Text
                     To Kill a Mockingbird                                                          •   Literature Circle Anecdotal Records
                                                    •   Collecting Poetry                                                                     • To Kill a Mockingbird
                                                                                                    •   Summarizations
                                                    •   Author Study
                                                                                                    •   Tests
                                                    •   Psychological Hero
                                                                                                    •   Teacher Created Activities
                                                    •   Theme
                                                                                                    •   Literature Circle Anecdotal Records
                                                    •   Multiple Plots
                                                    •   Characterization
                                                    •   Historical Relevance and Context
                                                    •   Literature in Historical Context
                                                    •   Censorship
                                                    •   Compare and Contrast Text with Video

				
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