This is a student ready bundled lesson to introduce 8th grade literature standard CCSS RL.8.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts. This student ready lesson contains my two essential question/focus questions bellringers, Thinking Maps, essential question posters, focus question posters, and all three mini lessons with answer keys.
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This includes the two-page bellringer activity for both parts of the standard, both Thinking Maps to use with the texts, and the essential question and focus questions to be printed for classroom display while you are working on this skill.