- "Fun ACT Practice"
- Independent Reading
- Read Theory
- Elements of Fiction and Point of View
- The Treachery of Images (evaluating images, and drawing conclusions based on perception vs. reality)
- The Ransom of Red Chief
- Discussion Questions
- Reading Check
Standards Week 1 & Part of 2
8.RL.KID.1---Analyze what the text says explicitly and draw logical inferences; support an interpretation of a text by citing relevant textual evidence.
8.RL.KID.2---Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary.
8.RL.KID.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.
8.RL.CS.4---Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including allusions to other texts, repetition of words and phrases, and analogies.
8.RL.CS.5---Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style.
8.RL.CS.6---Analyze how similarities and differences in the points of view of the audience and the characters create effects such as suspense, humor, or dramatic irony.
8.RI.KID.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.
8.RI.KID.3---Analyze the techniques used to distinguish between and to make connections among individuals, ideas, or events in a text.
8.RI.CS.4---Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone, including analogies and allusions to other texts.
8.RI.IKI.7---Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums to present a particular topic or idea.
8.W.PDW.4---Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)