RL.8.2

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.

 
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Voice, Tone, and Mood: What Are These And Why Do They Matter?

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Analysis: The House on Mango Street
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Analysis: The House on Mango Street
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Don't use that voice! Watch your tone! I'm not in the mood! Using what students already know and applying it to writing.

 
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Intro to Narrative Poetry/Paul Revere's Ride

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Narrative Poetry
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Narrative Poetry
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Narrator+Story+Structure=Narrative Poetry

 
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"The Highwayman" Close Read Day 1

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
Nicholas Gearing
Anthem, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Putting Previous Efforts Into Practice

 
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Day 4 - Comparitive Analysis of "Ain't I a Woman?" and "Still I Rise"

8th Grade ELA » Unit: What is it to be a Woman in America?
8th Grade ELA » Unit: What is it to be a Woman in America?
Nicholas Gearing
Anthem, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Let's Put It All Together!

 
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The King of Mazy May

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Nature, Naturalism, and The Call of the Wild
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Nature, Naturalism, and The Call of the Wild
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Nature as Antagonist + Man as Antagonist = Jack London

 
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The Tell Tale Heart

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Unlocking Mood and Other Elements of Horror
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Unlocking Mood and Other Elements of Horror
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Poe inspires us...and many others...

 
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Exploring the Power of Allusion

8th Grade ELA » Unit: House on Mango Street Part III
8th Grade ELA » Unit: House on Mango Street Part III
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Something seems familiar here: Students learn how allusion invites more into a text.

 
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Thematic Focus and Those Who Don't

8th Grade ELA » Unit: House on Mango Street Part II
8th Grade ELA » Unit: House on Mango Street Part II
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

"Those Who Don't" helps shape "Students Who Do" detect a theme in The House on Mango Street.

Standards:
 
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Day Two: The Impact of Symbols in "The Medicine Bag"

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Living Without
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Living Without
Andrea Mills
Raleigh, NC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Ir's A Pride Thing! Citing Examples through a Young Boy’s Heritage

 
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Creating Identity Beads

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Analysis: The House on Mango Street
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Analysis: The House on Mango Street
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

"Tell one big story, each story contributing to the whole—like beads in a necklace.” -Sandra Cisneros

Standards:
 
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Writing About Independent Reading

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Independent Reading
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Independent Reading
Toby Sorge
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Finding ways to assess a student's critical thinking about their reading.

 
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Exploring How Social Environment Impacts Setting

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Elements of Literature
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Elements of Literature
Nicholas Gearing
Anthem, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Social Environment helps students make sense of Squeaky's stress in the story, "Raymond's Run"

 
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toni cade bambara
   

Preparing For A Socratic Seminar

8th Grade ELA » Unit: House on Mango Street Part II
8th Grade ELA » Unit: House on Mango Street Part II
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

"Wisdom begins in wonder" (Socrates): Teaching students to wonder about a text through questions of their own.

 
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Students Present Narrative Poem Lessons to the Class

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Narrative Poetry
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Narrative Poetry
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Learn it ---> Teach it ---> Know it forever.

 
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Coming of Age

8th Grade ELA » Unit: House on Mango Street Part II
8th Grade ELA » Unit: House on Mango Street Part II
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Same topic, different voice, tone, and mood: Challenging students to stay in control of their own voices as writers.

 
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