RL.8.10

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.

 
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Story Elements and "Raymond's Run"

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:

Story elements, such as point of view, are tools that the author uses to shape the reading experience.

 
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The Monkey's Paw

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:

Three wishes? No, thanks. I'll pass...

 
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Introducing Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Age

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

Building background helps students to understand Shakespeare's time.

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The Ransom of Red Chief - Comparing the Film and the Short Story (Pt 2)

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:

Second day's the charm --

 
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Raymonds Run - Story Elements and a Silent Discussion

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:

Sharing ideas related to story elements helps students to come to a more sophisticated set of understandings about how they influence the reading of a text.

 
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The Tell Tale Heart: Guilty or Innocent by Reason of Insanity?

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:

Argue both sides, NOW which side are you on?

 
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The Ransom of Red Chief - Comparing the Film and the Short Story

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:

How do director/actor choices change stories?

 
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Daily Reading Time and Conferencing

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

Students reading in class is instruction. It's the most important instruction a teacher can give.

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The Hitchhiker

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:

Our first foray into the realm of the unreliable narrator...

 
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Writing About Independent Reading

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

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

 
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The Globe Theatre Challenge!

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

Teamwork will carry us through this challenge...and the difficulties that the language of this play will present.

 
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Assessment: The Midnight Ride of William Dawes

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

It's time to show what we know about narrative poetry.

 
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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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The Bet, Part 2 - Day 1

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:

Connections across texts and time periods enrich the reader's experience.

 
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A Different Kind of Bet: Twain's The Million Pound Bank Note (Day 1 of 2)

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:

A change in genre means a change in approach.

 
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