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    8th Grade ELA Units

    2017-2018

    Timeframe

    Reading

     

    Writing

     

    September

    (2 weeks)

    Building a Community of Readers and Writers

    Reader Interview (reflection)

     

    Encyclopedia of an Extraordinary Life (narrative)

    September-October

    (6 weeks)

     

    Reading and Analyzing Drama

    TDA: Character

    November

    (4 weeks)

     

    Navigating Expository and Narrative Nonfiction

    TDA: Text Evidence

    December-January

    (6 weeks)

     

    Reading and Analyzing Poetry

     

    Literary Analysis with Evidence

     

    January-February

    (4 weeks)

     

     

    Research

     

    Argumentative Analysis

     

    March-April

    (2 weeks)

     

     

    Short Stories

     

    Narrative Short Story

    April-June

    (5 weeks)

     

    Reading and Analyzing Literature

    TDA: Theme

     

     

     Other things to expect throughout this year…

     

    • MLA Formatting
    • Articles of the Week
    • Grammar
    • Text Dependent Analysis
    • Word Study - Vocabulary/Roots