Today you are being assessed on how well you can analyze story elements. Read the short story, "Fish Cheeks" by Amy Tan and complete the 3 questions to the best of your ability. Use the success criteria to monitor your own work. You may use the writing frame anchor charts at your table as well as your "Elevator" and "X Files" practice to guide you. All work should be done independently.
Notes to Record on Your Worksheet
Group discussion questions:
Written Response (address your Success Criteria for each answer):
How do the differences in point of view create suspense?
How do the differences in point of view create humor?
Team Challenge - "River Crossing"
In your table groups, you must work together as a team to complete the following challenge:
1. What is the difference between a group and a team?
2. What makes a team effective? What makes a good team?
3. Rate your team today: 1 = great team work, 2 = some elements of teamwork were great, others were missing, 3 = we didn't really work together as a team. Explain your rating.
Warm Up: 9/03/2019 5,4,3,2,1
In your notebook write the date and “5,4,3,2,1”
5. List 5 foods you love
4. List 4 things you have to do every day (part of your routine)
3. List 3 wishes you’d make if you found a magic lamp
2. List 2 things that would make the world a better place
1. List 1 thing you really love about your life
When you finish:
1. Raise your hand so we can record your score.
2. Close your laptop lie.
2. Quietly read a book from the shelf, draw, color or put your head down and relax.
Power Point Slide
2. Writing Warm Up
3. Wrap up Duffy's Jacket
4. Model - Story Elements Analysis - "Duffy's Jacket"
5. Read "The Elevator" page 27
Writing Warm Up - in your notebook:
Analyzing Story Elements
The Elevator, page 27
Task - Analysis Practice: "The Elevator"
1. All About Me Posters (5 minutes)
2. Short Story - Duffy's Jacket
3. Writing a Story Resolution
4. What I want my teacher to know about me
How does it end?
How do you think the story should end? Write a conclusion
to the story that includes the falling action and resolution.
Explain how the conflicts are resolved and what the characters learn.
Your ending should be realistic to the story and should include dialogue (conversation) between characters. Your ending should be at least 6-10 lines long.
Evaluating Story Endings:
Each table group member will read his or her ending out loud.
As a group, determine which ending you feel provided the strongest conclusion.
How did you determine which ending was the strongest?
Stages of Plot - What moves a story forward?
Welcome to 8th Grade Grade Language Arts with
Miss Lewis and Mrs. Blanchard!
Today's to do list:
Outsiders Bloom Ball Project
Complete Circle 5: Analyzing Story Elements
Complete a Circle of your choice - see back of green instruction sheet.
We All Scream for Ice Cream!
3A Analyze how the differing text structure of two or more texts contributes to the meaning of each text.
3B Analyze in detail how specific sentences and paragraphs develop and refine key concepts in a text.