The students will:
Standards Addressed in this Unit:
2.1.d. Use Range of Reading and Complexity of Text to: i. 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.
RI.8.2 Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.
3.2.b .Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts and information through the selection, organization, and analysis (where applicable) of relevant content.
3.2.b.i. Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories; include formatting, graphics, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
3.2.b.iii. Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
3.2.b.iv. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
3.3.b. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. (CCSS: L.8.2)
i. Use punctuation (comma, ellipsis, dash) to indicate a pause or break. (CCSS:L.8.2a)
ii. Format and punctuate dialogue correctly
iii. Use an ellipsis to indicate an omission. (CCSS: L.8.2b)
iv. Spell correctly. (CCSS: L.8.2c)
4.1.b. Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation. (CCSS: W.8.8)
1.2.a. Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation. (CCSS: SL.8.4)