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Pacing Guide

Week   Ins. Days Content Standards
August 9-10   2 Rules, Procedures, Expectations, Icebreaker  
August 13-17 Monkey's Paw/Third Wish/Writing 5 Theme, Elements of Plot, Story Structure RL 8.1, 8.2, 8.4, 8.6, 8.7, 8.9
August 20-24 MAP Testing Reading and Science 5 Conflict, Story (Literary Devices), Comparing Texts RL 8.1, 8.2, 8.4, 8.6, 8.7, 8.9
August 27-31 MAP Testing Math and Civics 5 Review writing: Write narrative essay from readings W 8.3 (a-e), W8.4, W8.5, W8.6
September 3-7 Monkey's Paw/Third Wish/Writing 4 Narrative essay writing continued/peer edits/rewrites W 8.3 (a-e), W8.4, W8.5, W8.6
September 10-14 The Giver/Movie Comparison/Writing 5 Theme, Conflict Types, Symbolism, Allusions, R.L. 8.1, 8.2, 8.4, 8.6, 8.7, 8.9
September 17-21 The Giver/Movie Comparison/Writing 5 Inferencing, Imagery, Irony, Dialogue R.L. 8.1, 8.2, 8.4, 8.6, 8.7, 8.9
September 24 - 28 The Giver/Movie Comparison/Writing 5 Charaters/Characterization, Tone/Mood, R.L. 8.1, 8.2, 8.4, 8.6, 8.7, 8.9
October 1-5 The Giver/Movie Comparison/Writing 5 Comparing Print to Digital: Informative Essay Writing W.8.2 (a-e), W8.4, W8.5, W8.6
October 8-12 Fall Break
October 15 - 19 Poe: Tell Tale Heart, Annabel Lee, The Raven, Cask of Amontillado, Writing 5 Allusions, Figurative Language, Imagery RL 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.5
October 22-26 Poe: Tell Tale Heart, Annabel Lee, The Raven, Cask of Amontillado, Writing 5 Irony, Symbolism, Extended Metaphors RL 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.5
October 29 - November 2 Poe: Tell Tale Heart, Annabel Lee, The Raven, Cask of Amontillado, Writing 5 Mood, Tone and Argumentative Essay Writing RL 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.5, W8.1 (a-e), W8.4, W8.5, W8.6
November 5 - 9 Poetry: Paul Revere's Ride The Childeren's Hour/ O Captain! My Captain (Invictus) 5 Elements of Poetry, Figurative Language, Theme, RL 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6
November 12-16 Poetry Continued: The Road Not Taken/ Annabel Lee 4 Mood, Tone, Inferencing, Irony RL 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6
November 19 - 20 Poetry Continued: I Too, Sing America (I have a Dream) 2 Comparision of Paired Poetry Selections RL 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.5 8.6
November 26 - 30 MAP Testing Reading and Science 5 Informative Texts, Text Structure, Arguments, RL 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.5, 8.6, 8.9
December 3-7 MAP Testing Math and Civics 5 Claims, Important Relevant Details, Etc. RL 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.5, 8.6, 8.9
December 10-14 Informational Texts: Teenagers & Sleep/ Teens & Sports 5 Argumentative Concepts Continued from above RL 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.5, 8.6, 8.9
December 17-18 Fear & Teen Impusitity/Censorship/Video Games &Sitting on Sidelines 2 Argumentative Essay Writing and Presenting W 8.1 (a-e), 8.4, 8.5, 8.6
December 19-January 2 Christmas Break
January 3 - 4 The Outsiders: Novel & Movie Comparison 2 Theme, Plot Elements, Story Stucture, Conflict RL 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, ,8.7, 8.9
January 7 - 11 The Outsiders: Novel & Movie Comparison 5 Story Devices, Allusions, Figurative Language, Imagery RL 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.9
January 14-18 The Outsiders: Novel & Movie Comparison 5 Irony, Symbolism, Parallel Episodes, Character Types RL 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.9
January 21-25 The Outsiders: Novel & Movie Comparison 4 Point of View, Mood/Tone, RL 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.9
January 28-February 1 The Outsiders: Novel & Movie Comparison & Projects and Writing 5 Project Sign-Ups and Informative Essay Writing W 8.2 (a-e), 8.4, 8.5, 8.6
February 4 - 8 Paired Reading Instruction (In My Mom's Shoes and A History of Foot Binding 5    
February 11-15 Paired Reading Plus Passage-Based On-Demand Narrative Essay Writing 5    
February 18-22 Paired Reading Instruction (Prometheus & Padora's Box and Pygmalion) 4    
February 25 - March 1 Paired Reading Plus Passage-Based On-Demand Argumentative Essay Writing 5    
March 4 - 8 MAP Testing Reading and Science 5 Holocaust Intro, Readings, Videos and WebQuest RI 8.1, 8.2
March 11 - 15 MAP Testing Math and Civics 4 Holocaust Intro, Readings, Videos and WebQuest RI 8.1, 8.2
March 18 - 22 Holocaust: Among The Hidden/Night/Boy in the Striped Pajamas 5 Elements of Drama, Character Types, Conflict Types, Imagery RL 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.9
March 25 - 29 8th Grade Week      
April 1-5 Spring Break
April 8 - 12 Holocaust: Among The Hidden/Night/Boy in the Striped Pajamas 5 Theme, Figurative Language, Mood, Tone, Characteriation, RL 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.9
April 15 - 19 Holocaust: Among The Hidden/Night/Boy in the Striped Pajamas 5 Historical Allusions, Symbolism, Irony, Dialogue, Inferencing, RL 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.9
April 22-26 Review in Preparation for KPREP 5    
April 29-May 3 Skills Will Be Covered Based on Student Need 5    
May 6 - 10 KPREP TESTING  
May 13-16 End of Year Activities and Rewards 4    
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