8th Grade Common Core Practice - RL.8.9 - 5 mini-lessons

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These 3 short lessons help students with CCSS.ELA.RL.8.9: Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new. This Common Core practice uses the research-based "model-guide-practice" teaching strategy and is part of my Continuous Improvement Model (CIM) series.

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This resource includes a table of contents linked to corresponding pages in the document as well as suggestions for differentiation, collaborative learning, and extension. Additionally, the multiple-choice vs. open-response teacher pages are separated into different sections.

In this resource are 3 questions related to the RL.9 standard (Integration of Knowledge and Ideas).

NOTE: This resource also addresses LAFS.8.RL.3.9 because of how Florida revised their standards.

Why should you purchase this resource?

- Common Core Aligned
- Unique, targeted standard practice

♦Lesson 1: This lesson uses the text, “Soldier,” by Meredith S. Moody, which has an approximate Lexile ® of 900.

♦Lesson 2: This lesson uses the text, “The Princess and the Prisoner,” by Meredith S. Moody, which has an approximate Lexile ® of 860.

♦Lesson 3: This lesson uses the short story, “My Summer Vacation,” by Meredith S. Moody, which has an approximate Lexile ® of 720.

Note: Lexile® is not affiliated with and does not endorse this resource.

Because this resource uses self-authored texts, in the preview, I have included the first 500 words from each text so you can determine if they meet your needs/standards.

In this CIM, the 3 lessons should take about 10 minutes over the course of 5 days. Lesson 1 should take only about 10 minutes, but Lesson 2 and Lesson 3 have slightly longer texts, so they will take 15-20 minutes each. They can be done together on a single day (although that is NOT the intent of the product) or on 5 separate days.

This CIM uses the "I do," "we do," "you do" model of instruction.

The questions can be used as either multiple choice or short/extended response. These questions are intended for in-class instruction and NOT intended for homework, summative/formal assessment, or portfolio/extended work. The questions are not exhaustive of those that could be asked for this standard, but they are a good place to start.

This product is a .zip with 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 copied and distributed as necessary for purchasing teacher's classes.

The teacher pages include the questions for display (both with and without answer choices), the excerpts for display, and the teacher script (multiple-choice vs. open-response scripts are in separate sections of the document).

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 FREE

This product is in .pdf format. Please email me at madeyemoodyproductions@yahoo.com if the product seems damaged, if you think part of it is missing, or if you cannot open the file and I will do my best to fix the problem.

♥If you decide to purchase, please leave a comment about this product. Thank you for your business and feedback! ♥

★Here are some other CCSS resources you may find helpful:

8th Grade Common Core Practice for RL1-3

8th Grade Common Core Practice for RL4-6

8th Grade Common Core Question Stems
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8th Grade Common Core Practice - RL.8.9 - 5 mini-lessons
8th Grade Common Core Practice - RL.8.9 - 5 mini-lessons
8th Grade Common Core Practice - RL.8.9 - 5 mini-lessons
8th Grade Common Core Practice - RL.8.9 - 5 mini-lessons