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Pacing Guide

Length of Time Unit Name Overview Assessed Standards Spiraled Standards
42 days 1st Nine Weeks Connections 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 Hair-Raising Tales 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 RL-8.10 RI-8.10
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 RL-8.10 RI-8.10
25 days 4th Nine Weeks Dramatically Speaking 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