Heather Toll’s Curriculum Map for English Language Arts—Grade 8



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Heather Toll’s Curriculum Map for English Language Arts—Grade 8

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Quarter 1

Assessment: Reading Level Test, Diagnostic Test, Benchmark1

Writing: Autobiographical Incident, Summary

Unit/Key Pieces: Fiction/Non-Fiction (1) Short Stories (2)

“Charles”(336)

“Raymond’s Run”(27)

“The Tell Tale Heart”(293)



Quarter 2

Assessment: Benchmark2

Writing: Response to Literature

Unit/Key Pieces:

Non-Fiction (3)

Drama (5)

Poetry (4-Lit Terms)

“Anne Frank” (848)

Maus I


Quarter 3

Assessment: Benchmark3

Writing: Persuasive, Letter

Unit/Key Pieces:

Non-Fiction (3)

Poetry (4)

The Outsiders


CSTs

Assessment: CST Prep, Buckledown, CAHSEE; Literary Terms Jeopardy
Testing Movie

“Freedom Writers”



Quarter 4

Assessment: CST

Writing: Research Report, Outline

Unit/Key Pieces:

Themes in Am. Stories (6)



The Giver

Word Analysis 1.1

Analyze idioms, analogies, metaphors, and similes

Projects: Graph of Life Events, Literary Terms Dictionary
Writing: Format of an Essay, Autobiographical, Summary
Grammar: Parts of Speech, Subject/Predicate, and Parallelism
Listening: Song Analysis
Speaking: Q&A, Oral Presentations
Big Question 1: Is the truth the same for everyone?
Big Question 2: Can all conflicts be resolved?

Projects: Maus I Game
Writing: Summary of Holocaust, Response to Literature “RR”, Review Essay Format
Grammar: Parallelism, Types of Sentences, Punctuation
Listening: Song Analysis, Movie Analysis-“Anne Frank”, Book Analysis
Speaking: Q&A
Novel: Maus I
Big Question 3: How much information is enough?
Big Question 4: What is the secret to reaching someone with words?
Big Question 5: Is it our differences or similarities that matter most?

Projects: The Outsiders Soundtrack
Writing: Persuasive (Action magazine), Persuasive Current Issues
Grammar: Punctuation and Revision (Correcting Essays), Appositives
Listening: Song Analysis, Movie Analysis-The Outsiders, Advertisement Analysis
Speaking: Q&A, Oral Presentations
Novel: The Outsiders
Big Question 3: How much information is enough?
Big Question 4: What is the secret to reaching someone with words?

2

Projects: Research Report, What Song Represents You?
Writing: Research Report
Grammar: Parallelism, Revision
Listening: Song Analysis, Movie Analysis-“Pleasantville”
Speaking: Q&A, Oral Presentations
Novel: The Giver
Big Question 6: Are yesterday’s heroes important today?

Word Analysis 1.2

Word origins

2

Word Analysis 1.3

Use context clues

5

Reading Comprehension 2.1

Features of consumer materials and documents

2

Reading Comprehension 2.2

Analyze text that uses proposition and support patterns

3

Reading Comprehension 2.3

Find similarities and differences between texts

2

Reading Comprehension 2.4

Compare original text to summary

2

Reading Comprehension 2.5

Understand and explain technical directions

3

Reading Comprehension 2.6

Use information to solve a problem from consumer documents

3

Reading Comprehension 2.7

Evaluate text structure

3

Literary Analysis 3.1

Determine relationship of poetry (e.g., ballad, lyric, couplet, epic, elegy, ode, sonnet)

2

Literary Analysis 3.2

Evaluate plot

3

Literary Analysis 3.3

Compare and contrast characters through history



2

Literary Analysis 3.4

Analyze the relevance of the setting to mood, tone, and meaning of text

2

Literary Analysis 3.5

Identify and analyze recurring themes

1

Literary Analysis 3.6

Identify and interpret significant literary devices

3

Literary Analysis 3.7

Analyze a work of literature based on the author

2

Written Conventions 1.1

Use correct and varied sentence types and openings

2

Written Conventions 1.2

Identify and use parallelism

2

Written Conventions 1.3

Use subordination, coordination, apposition, and other devices

3

Written Conventions 1.4

Edit for grammar

3

Written Conventions 1.5

Punctuation and capitalization

3

Written Conventions 1.6

Spelling conventions

3

Writing Strategies 1.1

Essay structure (beginning, thesis, support, and conclusion)

4

Writing Strategies 1.2

Paragraph structure

4

Writing Strategies 1.3

Support theses or conclusions

3

Writing Strategies 1.6

Revision for word choice, organization, point of view, and transitions

6

Formative Standard Focus

School City

1. RL 3.2, EC 1.4

2. RL 3.6, WC 1.6

3. RW 1.3, RC 2.5


4. RL 3.2, WS 1.1

5. RC 2.2, WS 1.2

6. RC 2.6, WC 1.3


7. RW 1.3, RC 2.7

8. RL 3.3, WS 1.1

9. RL 3.4, WS 1.2

10. RL 3.7, WS 1.6






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Academic Language Vocabulary (Test Prep)

  1. Analyze: study very carefully

  2. Classify: arrange into categories based on similarities

  3. Compare: show how things are similar or how they are different

  4. Contrast: show how things are different

  5. Critique: review something and point out the good and the bad points

  6. Define: explain the meaning of a term

  7. Describe: explain something with detail

  8. Determine: decide about something

  9. Diagram: make a drawing of something and label the parts

  10. Discuss: a complete and detailed explanation

  11. Distinguish: to set apart as different

  12. Establish: prove or decide something

  13. Evaluate: determine the value of something; give your opinion about the subject

  14. Explain: give the meaning of something in order to make it clear

  15. Identify: select something based on the criteria established

  16. Illustrate: giving examples; draw a picture

  17. Infer: draw conclusions based on facts

  18. Integrate: combine parts into a whole

  19. Interpret: explain the meaning of something

  20. Justify: give reasons to support a decision

  21. Observe: examine and note what is seen

  22. Order: put things into the correct place or sequence

  23. Outline: an organized summary of the main ideas

  24. Predict: a guess about what will happen in the future

  25. Prove: give facts or reasons to show that something is true

  26. Recall: remember something that was known before

  27. Relate: show how things are alike or how they are connected

  28. Represent: something that stands for or symbolizes something else

  29. Restructure: put things into a new, more appropriate format

  30. State: give the main points in a clear, brief form

  31. Summarize: give a brief account, including only important information and leaving out needless details

  32. Trace: tell about an event or process in a logical order

  33. Verify: make sure that the answer or ideas are accurate by using facts and evidence

Literary and Other Terms to Cover

Alliteration

Allusion

Analogy


Antagonist

Author’s Purpose

Characterization: static, dynamic

Connotation

Denotation

Figurative

Flashback

Foreshadowing

Genre

Hyperbole



Idiom

Imagery


Irony

Literal


Metaphor

Mood


Onomatopoeia

Oxymoron

Parallelism

Personification

Plot: exposition, setting, rising action, conflict, climax, falling action, resolution

Poetry: ballad, lyric, couplet, epic, elegy, ode, sonnet, stanza

Point of View

Protagonist

Roots (Greek and Latin)

Simile


Symbolism

Theme


Thesis

Tone


Transition/Transition Words



Pearson/Prentice Hall (2011)

Literature-Student Edition



Literature-Teacher Edition





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