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2015

WEEKLY LESSON PLANS


MP Everist Language Arts
Reading Focus: Analyze Text: Fiction Life of Pi: Form Conclusions, Summarize, and Identify Supporting Details; Literary Devices
Writing Focus: Vocabulary Usage; Descriptive Language; Note-taking Skills
Monday 05-04
Content Goal
TH

8 GRADE
SCIENCE
ASSESSMENT

Language Goal

Tuesday 05-05
Form a conclusion
about a literary text
and identify details
within text that
support that
conclusion.
Cite textual evidence
from literary excerpt
of Life of Pi.

Wednesday 05-06

Thursday 05-07

Analyze literary
devices/figurative
language in literature
metaphors, similes, and
imagery and impact
on meaning.

Evaluate plot
structure by
charting the causal
arrangement of
story actions and
events.
Paraphrase information Identify cause and
using your own words, effect events from
cite with quotations and Part I and Part II.

Summarize chapter
events; identify
main ideas and
support with
textual evidence.

Discuss eating turtles,


barnacles, and shrimp;
other possible ocean
food.
*Hook Animoto
*Model How fig.
lang. helps us better
visualize scenes.

Review and discuss


plot structure
components w/table
partners.

Review and discuss


chapter 75 notes
w/table partners.

*Hook- Plot video


*Model Outlining
cause/effect events
in storyline.
*RevItUp Lesson
11.2, 1-5, p.
*Read Life of Pi to

*Hook Figurative
language video clip
*Model Identify
MI/ and SDs
*RevItUp Lesson
11.2, #6-10
*Read Life of Pi,

page 223; Ch. 76-80

chapters 81-85 (232)

page numbers.
Accountable
Team Task

Collaborate with
table partner on
answer/text support.

Hook
Modeling

*Solar still video


*Model Rereading
for information.

Activities

*RevItUp Lesson
11.2 (#6-10)
* Life of Pi excerpt
and analysis, 186-7

Assessments
Modifications

Friday 05-08

*RevItUp 11.3 #1-10


*Read Life of Pi, Ch.
70-75, pp. 200-223
*Life of Pi CRNs

Paraphrase & cite


text evidence with
page #s for
support.

Observation of student participation; class work; research, reading & writing practice, quizzes and tests.
For ESOL and ESE: clarify and reduce class work and homework assignments, give added time