L.8.5

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

 
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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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Notes on Poetry Part 1

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

Let's Get On The Same Page Here!

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Comparing "Those Who Don't" and "Black Men in Public Space"

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:

Using poetry to check for understanding of theme.

 
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When Student Becomes The Teacher

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:

"The world is a university and everyone in it is a teacher" (Bishop T.D. Jakes)

 
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Reading For and Writing With "Specific Language"

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:

"To use specific language, to really think about our characters, is not just good writing, but a moral duty." -Karen E. Bender

 
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Whole Class Writer's Workshop

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:

The new, improved narrative!

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Essay Workshop

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:

Maybe You Should Try...Or You Could Say...

 
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peer editing
   
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Coming of Age
Andrea Mills
Raleigh, NC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Saying this! Meaning that! Whatever! I can't take those words back!

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A Writer Observes

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Bad Boy Part I
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Bad Boy Part I
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Field trip to the front of the school!

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Memoir Writer's Workshop

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Bad Boy Part II
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Bad Boy Part II
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Making memories matter through effective narrative techniques.

 
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8th Grade ELA » Unit: Coming of Age
Andrea Mills
Raleigh, NC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Choices: You want me to choose NOW or LATER?

 
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Culminating Project Day 1-5

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

Putting All The Pieces Together!

 
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The West Wind Blows Students' Minds!

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Bad Boy Part I
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Bad Boy Part I
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

"Make me thy lyre . . ." (Shelley): Students try their hands at sonnets and odes.

 
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8th Grade ELA » Unit: Coming of Age
Andrea Mills
Raleigh, NC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Using Dialect to detect the origin of characterization in a text.

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Notes on Poetry Part 2

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

Let's Wrap These Notes Up...Hey, That's An Idiom!

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Interpret figures of speech (e.g. verbal irony, puns) in context.

Use the relationship between particular words to better understand each of the words.

Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., bullheaded, willful, firm, persistent, resolute).

Common Core ELA
 
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