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Teacher: Jordan Elliott

Monday 10/28 Pre-Reading Activities Objective(s): -Students will complete a pre-test on themes and concepts we will cover in

Subject: ELA Standard 8

Periods: 1/2 & 3/6 Unit: Among the Hidden


Thursday 10/31 Ch. 1-4 Quiz, Ch. 5-7 Objective(s): -Students will demonstrate understanding of ch. 1-4 through a quiz. W -Students will learn new vocabulary words for chapters 5-7 (39). W, I, R --Students will read, summarize, and take notes on ch. 5-7 (2). W, I, R, L -Students will answer comprehension and analysis questions after each chapter. (9). W, I, R Teach: -Distribute quiz and allow students to finish. -Have students define vocab. words for chapters 5-7. - Distribute notetaking/summarizing graphic organizer and have students complete it while reading ch. 5-7 individually. -Distribute comprehension and analysis questions and have students answer them after each chapter. Friday 11/1 Ch. 5-7, Author's Purpose Objective(s): -Students will finish reading and answering c & a questions for ch. 5-7. W, I, R, L -Students will learn about author's purpose in fiction (4). T, W, I, R, L -Students will learn about analogies and word relationships. (T, W, I, R, L) -Students will review ch. 5-7 for the quiz Monday. T, L Teach: -Finish ch. 5-7 questions (if necessary). -Distribute Lit. Focus: Author's Purpose and work through it with students, allowing them to work with partners and individually at different times. -Distribute Lang. Focus: Analogies and work through it with students, allowing them to work with partners and individually at different times. -Students will play "bump" to review for the quiz Monday.

Tuesday 10/29 Vocabulary/ Ch. 1-4


Objective(s): -Students will complete an anticipation guide with ideas and themes related to AtH. They will discuss their responses with a group. (30) T, W, L -Students will learn new vocabulary words for chapters 1-4 (39). W, I, R -Students will be able to recognize and understand idioms (40). T, I, L -Students will read, summarize, and take notes on ch. 1-4 (2). W, I, R, L -Students will answer comprehension and analysis questions after each chapter. (9). W, I, R

AtH.
-Students will read and answer questions about a biographical essay on Haddix. (10, 19) W, I, R -Students will complete a web quest on AtH to build schema and pique interest before reading the novel. W, I, R Teach: -Students will individually read and answer questions about the author biography. -Students will complete anticipation guide individually, then teacher will group students for them to discuss/record answers. -Students will go to the library and work with a partner to complete the web quest.

Wednesday 10/30 Ch. 1-4, Tone/Mood, Context Objective(s): -Students will finish reading and answering c & a questions for ch. 1-4. W, I, R, L -Students will learn about tone and mood in fiction (4). T, W, I, R, L -Students will learn to use context to discern meanings of words (39a).T, W, I, R, L -Students will review ch. 1-4 for the quiz tomorrow. T, L

Teach: -Finish ch. 1-4 questions (if necessary). -Distribute Lit. Focus: Tone and Mood and work through it with students, Teach: -Distribute the vocabulary list allowing them to work with partners and individually at for AtH and have students define the words for chapters different times. 1-4. -Repeat with Language -Distribute idioms list for AtH Focus: Vocabulary in and discuss this form of Context figurative language. -Students will play "bump" -Distribute noteto review for the quiz taking/summarizing graphic tomorrow. organizer and have students
complete it while listening to the audio version of the novel. -Distribute comprehension and analysis questions and have students answer them after each chapter.

Teacher: Jordan Elliott


Standards for the week:

Subject: ELA Standard 8

Periods: 1/2 & 3/6 Unit: Among the Hidden

2.) Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text. 4.) Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts. 9.) By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of Grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently. 10.) Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. 15.) Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author acknowledges and responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints. 19.) By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the Grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently. 30.) Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on Grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly. 39.) Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words or phrases based on Grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. a. Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word's position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

40.) Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

Teacher: Jordan Elliott


Monday 11/4 Quiz/Vocabulary/ Ch. 8-11 Objective(s): -Students will review ch. 57. T, L -Students will demonstrate understanding of ch. 5-7 through a quiz. W -Students will learn new vocabulary words for chapters 8-11 (39). W, I, R --Students will begin reading, summarizing, and taking notes on ch. 8-11 (2). W, I, R, L -Students will answer comprehension and analysis questions after each chapter. (9). W, I, R

Subject: ELA Standard 8

Periods: 1/2 & 3/6 Unit: Among the Hidden


Thursday 11/7 Ch. 12-15 Objective(s): -Students will finish reading and answering c & a questions for ch. 12-15. W, I, R, L -Students will learn about setting (2). T, W, I, R, L -Students will learn to use the dictionary to find word meaning (39c)T,W,I,R,L -Students will review ch. 1215 for the quiz Friday. T, L Friday 11/8 Ch. 12-15 Quiz Objective(s): -Students will demonstrate understanding of ch. 12-15 through a quiz. W -Students will have an opportunity to read AR and update their novel folders. Teach: -Students will play "bump" to review before the quiz. -Students will

Tuesday 11/5 Ch. 8-11/ Narrator & POV Objective(s): -Students will learn about narrator and point of view in fiction (6). T, W, I, R, L -Students will learn to use context to discern meanings of words (39a).T, W, I, R, L -Students will review ch. 811 for the quiz Wednesday.

Teach: -Continue reading, taking notes, and answering questions on chapters 8-11. -Distribute Lit. Focus: Narrator and POV -Mini-Lecture/Activity: Narrator and POV in Teach: Fiction -Students will play "bump" -Distribute Lang. Focus: to review for the quiz. Analogies -Distribute quiz and allow -Mini-Lecture/Activity: students to finish. Word Relationships -Have students define vocab. -Students will study for the words for chapters 8-11. quiz with a partner. - Distribute notetaking/summarizing graphic organizer and have students complete it while listening to the audio of ch. 8-11. -Distribute comprehension and analysis questions and have students answer them after each chapter.

Wednesday 11/6 Word Relationships/ Quiz Objective(s): -Students will demonstrate understanding of ch. 8-11 through a quiz. W -Students will learn new vocabulary words for chapters 12-15 (39). W, I, R -Students will read, summarize, and take notes on ch. 12-15 (2). W, I, R, L -Students will answer comprehension and analysis questions after each chapter. (9). W, I, R

Teach: -Finish ch. 12-15 questions Teach: (if necessary). -Distribute quiz and allow -Distribute Lit. Focus: students to finish. Setting -Students will begin reading -Mini-Lecture/Activity: when they finish the quiz. Setting in Fiction -Have students define vocab. -Distribute Lang. Focus: words for chapters 12-15. Using a Dictionary - Distribute note-Mini-Lecture/Activity: taking/summarizing graphic Using a Dictionary organizer and have students complete it while reading ch. 12-15 individually. -Distribute comprehension and analysis questions and have students answer them after each chapter.

Teacher: Jordan Elliott


Standards for the week:

Subject: ELA Standard 8

Periods: 1/2 & 3/6 Unit: Among the Hidden

2.) Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text. 6.) Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor.

9.) By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of Grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
30.) Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on Grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly. 39.) Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words or phrases based on Grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. a. Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word's position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase. c. Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech.

Teacher: Jordan Elliott


Monday 11/11 Veterans' Day No School

Subject: ELA Standard 8

Periods: 1/2 & 3/6 Unit: Among the Hidden


Thursday 11/14 Vocab./ Ch. 19-21 Objective(s): -Students will learn new vocabulary words for chapters 19-21 (39). W, I, R --Students will begin reading, summarizing, and taking notes on ch. 19-21 (2). W, I, R, L -Students will answer comprehension and analysis questions after each chapter. (9). W, I, R Friday 11/15 Character Types/ Sentences Objective(s): -Students and teacher will review c & a questions for ch. 19-21. T, W, L -Students will learn about character types in fiction. T, W, I, R, L -Students will learn to combine sentences (37a). T, W, I, R, L -Students will demonstrate understanding of ch. 19-21 through a quiz. W Teach: -Review ch. 19-21 questions. -Mini-Lecture: Character types -Distribute Lit. Focus: Character types and work through it with students, allowing them to work with partners and individually at different times. -Mini-Lecture: Sentence Combining -Repeat with Language Focus: Sentence Combining -Students will quiz on ch. 19-21.

Tuesday 11/12 Vocab./ Ch. 16-18 Objective(s): -Students will learn new vocabulary words for chapters 16-18 (39). W, I, R --Students will begin reading, summarizing, and taking notes on ch. 16-18 (2). W, I, R, L -Students will answer comprehension and analysis questions after each chapter. (9). W, I, R Teach: -Have students define vocab. words for chapters 16-18. - Distribute notetaking/summarizing graphic organizer and have students complete it while listening to the audio of ch. 16-18. -Distribute comprehension and analysis questions and have students answer them after each chapter.

Wednesday 11/13 Characterization/Inference Objective(s): -Students and teacher will review c & a questions for ch. 16-18. T, W, L -Students will learn about characterization in fiction (3). T, W, I, R, L -Students will learn to make inferences when reading (3). T, W, I, R, L -Students will demonstrate understanding of ch. 16-18 through a quiz. W

Teach: Teach: -Have students define vocab. -Review ch. 16-18 questions. words for chapters 19-21. -Mini-Lecture: - Distribute noteCharacterization taking/summarizing graphic -Distribute Lit. Focus: organizer and have students Characterization and work complete it while reading through it with students, ch. 19-21 independently. allowing them to work with -Distribute comprehension partners and individually at and analysis questions and different times. have students answer them -Mini-Lecture: Inference after each chapter. -Repeat with Lit. Focus: Inference -Students will quiz on ch. 16-18.

Teacher: Jordan Elliott


Standards for the week:

Subject: ELA Standard 8

Periods: 1/2 & 3/6 Unit: Among the Hidden

2.) Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text. 3.) Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision. 9.) By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of Grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently. 30.) Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on Grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly. 37.) Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. [L.8.2] a. Use punctuation (comma, ellipsis, dash) to indicate a pause or break 39.) Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words or phrases based on Grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. a. Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word's position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase. c. Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech.

Teacher: Jordan Elliott


Monday 11/18 Vocab/ Ch. 22-25 Objective(s): -Students will learn new vocabulary words for chapters 22-25 (39). W, I, R --Students will begin listening to/reading, summarizing, and taking notes on ch. 22-25 (2). W, I, R, L -Students will answer comprehension and analysis questions after each chapter. (9). W, I, R Teach: -Have students define vocab. words for chapters 22-25. - Distribute notetaking/summarizing graphic organizer and have students complete it while listening to the audio of ch. 22-25. -Distribute comprehension and analysis questions and have students answer them after each chapter.

Subject: ELA Standard 8

Periods: 1/2 & 3/6 Unit: Among the Hidden


Thursday 11/21 Context/ Supporting Quotations/ Quiz
Objective(s): -Students and teacher will review c & a questions for ch. 22-25. T, W, L -Students will learn to use context to find word meanings (39a). T, W, I, R, L -Students will learn to use quotations to support assertions (1, 28). T, W, I, R, L -Students will demonstrate understanding of ch. 22-25 through a quiz. W Teach: -Review ch. 22-25 questions. -Mini-Lecture: Vocab. In Context -Distribute Lang. Focus: Vocab. In Context and work through it with students, allowing them to work with partners and individually at different times. -Mini-Lecture: Supporting Quotations -Repeat with Writing Focus: Supporting Quotations

Tuesday 11/19 Homecoming Homecoming activities will take up most of the day, and there will be an alternative schedule. Students in my class will read AR and update/complete unfinished assignments in their novel folders.

Wednesday 11/20 STI Formative I Students will take their STI formative exams. This will take up most if not all of our class time.

Friday 11/22 Incentive Field Trip Students not going on the field trip will be on an alternative block schedule.

Teacher: Jordan Elliott


Standards for the week:

Subject: ELA Standard 8

Periods: 1/2 & 3/6 Unit: Among the Hidden

1.) Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. 9.) By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of Grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently. 28.) Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. 30.) Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on Grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly. 37.) Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. [L.8.2] a. Use punctuation (comma, ellipsis, dash) to indicate a pause or break 39.) Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words or phrases based on Grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. a. Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word's position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

Teacher: Jordan Elliott


Monday 12/2 Ch. 29-30/ Theme/ Grammar Objective(s): -Students will learn to recognize and correct dangling modifiers in writing (36). T, W, I, R, L -Students will learn about theme in fiction. (2) T, W, I, R, L - Students will read, summarize, and take notes on ch. 29-30 (2). W, I, R, L -Students will answer comprehension and analysis questions after each chapter. (9). W, I, R

Subject: ELA Standard 8

Periods: 1/2 & 3/6 Unit: Among the Hidden


Thursday 12/5 Writing Response Objective(s): -Students will write an essay responding to a writing prompt of their choice about AtH. W, I, R -Students will split remaining class time working on their final projects and/or AR testing on AtH. T, W, I , R, L Teach: -Distribute essay options and allow students time to complete them. -Have students take the AR test on AtH. -Allow students time to work on their final assessment projects. Friday 12/6 Test Review/ Workshop Objective(s): -Students and teacher will review for the novel final exam on Monday. T, L -Students will have time to work on their final novel projects. T, W, I, R, L -Students will turn in their novel folders. Teach: -Students will play "bump" to review for their test. -Allow students time to work with their partners on their projects. -Take up students' novel folders.

Tuesday 12/3 Fig. Language/ Plot/ Vocab. Objective(s): -Students will learn to interpret figurative meaning in fiction (4, 40). T, W, I, R, L -Students will review elements of plot and conflict and apply them to AtH. T, W, I, R, L -Students will review vocabulary words from the novel (39). W, R

Teach: -Distribute Lit. Focus: Elements of Plot and Conflict and work through Teach: it with students, allowing -Distribute Lit. Focus: them to work with partners Theme and work through it and individually at with students, allowing different times. them to work with partners -Repeat with Lit. Focus: and individually at Interpreting Figurative different times. Language -Repeat with Language -Distribute Crossword Focus: Dangling modifiers puzzle vocabulary review -Distribute notesheets and allow students to taking/summarizing graphic complete them with a organizer and have students partner. complete it while listening to the audio version of the novel. -Distribute comprehension and analysis questions and have students answer them after each chapter.

Wednesday 12/4 Quiz/ Novel Review Objective(s): - Students and teacher will review Lit. Focus assignments from yesterday. T, L -Students will quiz on ch. 29-30. T, W, I, R, L -Students will revisit Anticipation Guides and respond to post-reading reflection questions. W, I, R -Students will discuss their responses with the class. T, L -Teacher will explain and distribute final assessment instructions. L Teach: -Review student assignments as a class. -Distribute quizzes and allow students to complete them. -As students finish, distribute anticipation guides and post-reading reflection sheets. -Lead class discussion on responses when students finish. -Distribute final exam project assignments and go over them with students.

Teacher: Jordan Elliott


Standards for the week:

Subject: ELA Standard 8

Periods: 1/2 & 3/6 Unit: Among the Hidden

2.) Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text. 4.) Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts. 9.) By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of Grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently. 30.) Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on Grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly. 36.) Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. 39.) Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words or phrases based on Grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. 40.) Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.