L.8.4

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.

 
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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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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

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

Enticing denotations and meanings of words through ice cream cones!

 
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Working it Out: Students try the MENSA workout for themselves

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Flowers for Algernon
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Flowers for Algernon
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
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Putting the "I" in I.Q...kids try the questions on for size

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Introducing Of Mice and Men

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Of Mice and Men Part I
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Of Mice and Men Part I
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
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Establishing the necessary context for successful reading comprehension.

 
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Informative Essay Writing

8th Grade ELA » Unit: To Kill A Mockingbird Part III
8th Grade ELA » Unit: To Kill A Mockingbird Part III
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
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If these are Boo's shoes, then tell us why!

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The Scottsboro Trial

8th Grade ELA » Unit: To Kill A Mockingbird Part II
8th Grade ELA » Unit: To Kill A Mockingbird Part II
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The American tragedy that inspired Harper Lee.

 
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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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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
 
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Students demonstrate how well they know their Mango Street neighbors.

 
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8th Grade ELA » Unit: MidSummer Night's Dream
Andrea Mills
Raleigh, NC
Environment: Urban
 
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From then to now: Translating Shakespearean language into modern-day slang!

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

 
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The One Page Memoir

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Bad Boy Part II
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Bad Boy Part II
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
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Students learn to maximize narrative technique in just a page.

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Famous First Person Paragraphs

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Looking through the Lens of the First Person Narrator
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Looking through the Lens of the First Person Narrator
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

A novel's first paragraph provides a road map for the reader...where will it take us?

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Identity Bead Council

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:

Bring a theme to life and let your classroom wear it!

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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.

Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., precede, recede, secede).

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.

Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).

Common Core ELA
 
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