8th Grade ela unit 2: Be Careful What You Wish For!



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8th Grade ELA - Unit 2: Be Careful What You Wish For!



Last Unit



The Unlikely Suspect

“Lamb to the Slaughter”


Mood, Tone, Irony, Characterization, ACE Intro







Current Unit

Be Careful What You Wish For
“The Monkey’s Paw”

Theme, Plot, Drama-Integration, Verbs, Folklore, Legends, Myths, Motifs


Next Unit


Social Commentary in Science Fiction

“The Veldt”


Setting, Genre, Understanding Main Idea of Informational Texts, Writing Informational Article




Unit 2: Be Careful What You Wish For

Essential Questions



  • Why do certain lessons continue to show up in literature?

  • How does an author develop a theme through the development of plot?

  • How do modern day plots and themes look like older plots and themes?

Big Texts

The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs


“Be Careful What You Wish For” Twilight Zone Episode

Smaller Texts
“The Story of the Tortoise and the Eagle” by Aesop
“The Myth of King Midas”
“The Stonecutter”

Dates

8/31/2015

9/01/2015

9/02/2015

9/3/2015 [PALMER OUT OF CLASS]


9/04/2015
09/07/2015

09/08/2015




09/09/2015

09/10/2015

09/11/2015

09/14/2015



09/15/2015

Lesson
What is Theme?

Prediction Reading Strategy


How is Scene Being Developed through the Plot?

Watch Simpson’s Clip and Compare Theme


Hand out Open Response Prompt, Sample Response, and Outline.

Pre-Writing Techniques I

Drafting Day In-Class
Peer-Review Day

First Drafts Due. Watch Twilight Zone Episode: Be Careful What You Wish For.
First Drafts Returned. Draft final draft in computer lab. Day I. Unit Project Assigned.
Draft Papers Day II.

Final papers due by end of class

Project Work Day. Projects Performances 09/15/2015

Project Performances



Homework

Read “The Monkey’s Paw” scene i, answer comprehension question WS
Prediction Chart
Read scn ii and scn iii


Graph the Plot of the Monkey’s Paw


Draft Intro and First Paragraph of Essay


Complete Bubble Chart and Evidence Chart
Complete First Draft at Home
Complete Revised Draft based on peer review.
Answer questions over video in-class.

*No Homework. Work on Final Drafts in class. Bring USB Device!
*No Homework. Work on Final Drafts in class. Bring USB Device!
DUE DATE FOR FINAL PAPERS


Project Work Day

Project Performances

Assessment (How Will I Get My Grade)

GOAL: Average of 88% or Higher on All Unit Assesments!


2 Unannounced ACE Quizzes
First Draft of Paper (09/08/2015)
Final Draft of Paper (09/11/2015)
Acting and Plot Project (09/15/2015)



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