March Packet for 8th Grade!
**Includes St. Patrick's Day, the Iditarod, Pi, Compare/Contrast Fiction to Nonfiction passages, Poetry Day and so much more!!!
Close reading comprehension questions modeled after the Common Core standards!
All of the following excerpts, charts, passages and diagrams are associated with either a variety of multiple choice reading comprehension questions, open-response questions, student inquiry, both short and long answer questions or a combination of strategies.
Students will get acquainted with taking complex-question assessments. Use for; weekly assessments, pre-assessment, post-assessment, progress monitoring, and whatever else you have in mind!
Questions involve; close reading, using context clues, inference, poetry elements, plot, characterization, analytical reading, comprehension, reading for meaning, vocabulary and so much more!
March Packet Includes:
1- Nonfiction – The Last Great Race on Earth
-Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, map interpretation, central idea.
Extra Activity - Preparing for the Iditarod
2- Fiction – An excerpt from Life in Outer Space
-Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, characterization, citing evidence, figurative language, summarizing
3- Poetry – Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost
-Key Elements: Poetic elements, symbolism, biblical references
4- Fiction – An excerpt from Touched by Fire
-Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, point of view, compare/contrast, symbolism
5- Nonfiction – Russian Pogroms
-Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, cause/effect, compare/contrast, point of view, text structure
Extra Activity -
Fiction to nonfiction texts compare/contrast – Russian Pogroms
-RI.8.8 and RI.8.9 and RL.8.9
6- Drama – An excerpt from Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
-Key Elements: Deciphering meaning, close read, elements of a drama
7- Nonfiction – A Slice of Pi
-Key Elements: Deciphering meanings, understanding diagrams
8-Poetry Day #1 – Morgan’s Curse
9- Poetry Day #2 - I Found a Four-Leaf Clover
10- Poetry Day #3 – Upon a Time
-Key Elements: Poetic elements, close read of poems, writing poetry
11- Nonfiction- Leprechauns
-Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning
Resources/Literature/Answer Key Included- All of these works have copyright information listed on the reference/literature page and/or I have been given permission to use the passages in my packet. The last page is a complete literature/ bibliography of the works that are used in this packet as well as resources that I may have utilized while creating this packet.
CCSS/Lexile levels Included!
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NOTE: f you are purchasing more than one grade level packet of the same month within middle school (6-8) please note that they are extremely similar. This is because Common Core groups middle school as 6-8 and the concepts are very similar throughout the three years. Some passages/questions differ depending on the monthly packet. Please read the contents carefully and email if you have any questions!
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