These mini-lessons help students with Common Core or LAFS Reading: Literature 8th grade standards RL4, RL5, and RL6. This LOW PREP resource uses the "model-guide-practice" research-based teaching strategy! Each lesson includes suggestions for differentiation, collaborative learning, extension, and a table of contents linked to corresponding pages within the documents.
Because of the way the state of Florida adapted their standards from the CCSS, these lessons ARE appropriate for the standards LAFS.8.RL.2.4, LAFS.8.RL.2.5, and LAFS.8.RL.2.6.
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Included are the CIMs for RL.8.4, RL.8.5, and RL.8.6.
The preview includes the preview for all 3 CIMs as well.
The lessons follow an "I do, "We do," "You do" model of instruction. Each lesson has at least 1 question for the given standard. The lessons contain a teacher script for the "I do" and "We do" lessons to help walk students through the cognitive process of determining the correct answer.
The questions can be used as multiple choice or short/extended response questions.
The texts used are all appropriate for 8th-grade students according to Lexile's Grade Bands.
• CIM 1 (RL4):
♦Lesson 1: This lesson has 1 question and uses Emily Dickinson’s poem, “Exclusion,” which has a Lexile ® of 720.
♦Lesson 2: This lesson has 1 question and uses 2 stanzas from Poe’s poem, “The Raven,” which has a Lexile ® of 1260.
♦Lesson 3: This lesson has 1 question uses 10 lines from Romeo’s monologue from Act 1, scene 5 in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
, which has a Lexile ® of 890.
• CIM 2 (RL5):
Note: Although some of the Lexile ® scores are above the grade 8 complexity bands, the text structures and the purpose of the texts make the excerpts accessible for grade 8. The average Lexile ® score is 980.
♦Lesson 1: This lesson uses an excerpt from Edgar Allen Poe’s poem, “Annabel Lee,” (approximate Lexile ® 920) and an excerpt from Walt Whitman’s “In Cabin’d Ships at Sea” (approximate Lexile ® 1120).
♦Lesson 2: This lesson uses an excerpt from Edgar Allen Poe’s short story, “The Tell-Tale Heart,” (approximate Lexile ® 470) and an excerpt from Francis Hodgson Burnett’s, The Secret Garden (approximate Lexile ® 1080). Poe’s excerpt includes a background note for context.
♦Lesson 3: This lesson uses Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem, “Good and Bad Children,” (approximate Lexile ® 1040) and Emily Dickenson’s poem, “If you were coming in the fall” (approximate Lexile ® 1250).
• CIM 3 (RL6):
♦Lesson 1: This lesson uses an adapted excerpt from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
, which has an approximate Lexile ® of 940.
♦Lesson 2: This lesson uses an adapted excerpt from Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper
, which has an approximate Lexile ® of 980.
♦Lesson 3: This lesson uses an adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado,” which has an approximate Lexile ® of 720.
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Each CIM consists of 3 separate files: the teacher version (with script), student version without answer choices (open-response), and student version with answer choices (multiple-choice). Student versions may be printed, copied, and distributed as necessary for the purchasing teacher's classroom.
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To determine if this CIM is what you are looking for, I would encourage you to download my free version of this product, which is practice for RL.6.1:
6th Grade Common Core Practice RL.6.1 three mini lessons
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