CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.1

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Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

In this introduction to our larger interdisciplinary unit entitled, Affluenza, we attempt to answer the question “What is happiness?”  through writing in journals, reading multiple and varied texts, and assessing what makes us happy by thinking about where our happiness really comes from.

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This unit walks students through a variety of activities revolving around George Orwell's book '1984'.

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The unit overview is designed to incoporate historical fiction novels that focus on the civil war time period.  In addition to the novels, students will build background knowledge by researching issues related to the civil war.  Research will take place electronically and students will create presentations for the class.

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This narrative reading unit focuses on historical fiction and emphasizes interaction between readers and text. The readers will learn to connect with the characters, identify the characters’ point of view, and determine the theme of the text. Students will also watch the film in order to analyze literary elements.

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For this lesson, students will learn what theme is, understand what the most common themes are, and analyze the theme of short stories. As a final assessment, students will read a novel and write a 5 paragraph essay analyzing the theme.

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For this project, students will show they understand plot, tone, and theme by creating an imovie that summarizes their book and theme while matching the music they create in Garage Band to the tone of the different parts of the book. The end project is similar to a movie trailer, but it summarizes the entire book.

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