|Length of Time
|42 days 1st Nine Weeks
||Students will explore literature through reading, determine the theme or central theme of a text and evaluate characters and their actions and the elements of literature. Students will plan, write, edit, and revise narratives and argumentative pieces.
||RL-8.1, 8.3, 8.4 W- 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.9a SL- 8.1c L-8.2, 8.4a, 8.4d, 8.6
||RL-8.10 8.2, 8.7 RI-8.10 8.1, 8.8 W-8.1
|14 days 2nd Nine Weeks
||Students will explore literature, analyzing the structure of two literary texts and compare two or more texts that address similar themes. Students will analyze information presented in diverse media formats.
||RL-8.5, 8.9, 8.7 W-8.3 SL- 8.1 L-8.5a
||RL-8.10 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.7 RI-8.10 W-8.1 SL-8.2 L-8.2, 8.4a, 8.4d
|26 days 2nd Nine Weeks
||Taking a Stand
||Students will explore informational text, write and analyze argumentative and informative/explanatory texts and participate in speaking and listening activities.
||RI- 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.6, 8.7, 8.9 W-8.1, , 8.6, 8.9b SL- 8.4, 8.6 L- 8.1, 8.4
||RL-8.10, RI-8.10, 8.5 W-8.2, 8. 4, 8.5, 8.10 SL-8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.5 L-8.2, 8.3, 8.6
|20 days 3rd Nine Weeks
||Looking Back in America
||Students will read works of historical fiction and discuss how authors’ perspectives might produce accounts of historical events that differ from what we know happened.
||RL-8.9 W-8.7 SL-8.5 L-8.3
|25 days 3rd Nine Weeks
||Authors and Artists
||Students will consider the motivations of authors and artists alike. Students will work with classmates to uncover the unspoken meanings behind words and artwork.
||RL-8.2, 8.7 RI-8.5, 8.8 W-8.2 SL-8.2 L-8.5
|25 days 4th Nine Weeks
||Students will read plays and compare them to a film with a similar theme, read and listen to famous speeches, and read and perform poetry.
||RL- 8.6 SL-8.3 W-8.8
||RL-8.10, 8.3, 8.7 RI-8.10 W-8.1 L-8.5
|19 days 4th Nine Weeks
||“The Road Not Taken”
||Students apply all skills learned this year analyze how authors make an impact on the reader.
||RL-8.10 RI-8.10 W-8.10
||RL-8.10 RI-8.10 W-8.3 SL-8.4 L-8.3