RL.8.3

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.

 
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Introducing the Art of Inference

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:

Laughing with all your teeth: Teaching students to read what is not written.

 
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Day 2 - "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou

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:

It May Be Hard, But Still I Rise

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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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notetaking
   

Four Skinny Trees

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:

Roses, trees, and me. What symbolizes you and how will you say it?

 
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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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Learning About History and Paul Revere

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Interdisciplinary Unit: Building ELA Skills Through Historical Documents
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Interdisciplinary Unit: Building ELA Skills Through Historical Documents
Andrea Mills
Raleigh, NC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Tracking Revere's Ride through the Horse's Gallops

 
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Romeo & Juliet, Act I, Scene I

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Romeo and Juliet
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Romeo and Juliet
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The seeds of tragedy are planted in the first scene...

 
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Goodbye, Eighth Grade!

8th Grade ELA » Unit: First and Last Days of School
8th Grade ELA » Unit: First and Last Days of School
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Sending students off with skills to keep forever.

 
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Expanding Inference to Independent Work

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:

Teach students how their own inferences breathe life into characters.

 
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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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The Bet, Part 1: Sequence of events in a complex text

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Short Stories, Plays, and Elements of Fiction
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Short Stories, Plays, and Elements of Fiction
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Before we can dig deep, we have to find out where the power lines are!

 
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Block Party On Mango Street

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:

Students demonstrate how well they know their Mango Street neighbors.

 
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World War II: Anne Frank

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Risking it All
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Risking it All
Andrea Mills
Raleigh, NC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Remaining undercover: Hiding who I really am from the Nazis

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diary
   

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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Introducing Archetypes

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Of Mice and Men Part I
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Of Mice and Men Part I
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Wait a minute . . . I know someone just like that!

 
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