ELA 6-8 Amelia Earhart

ELA 6-8 Amelia Earhart

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic,...
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis...
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific...
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Essential and guiding questions: 

Text-Dependent Questions:

  • Comprehension: What is the author’s/speaker’s purpose  or this speech? Cite evidence from the text in your answer.
  • Comprehension: Using context clues from the speech, what does drudgery mean?  upport your definition with evidence from the text.
  • Significance: How is the significance of this speech impacted by the  uthor/speaker? Provide evidence from the speech to support your answer.
  • Significance: Why is the topic of this speech significant for the time period in  hich it was written, and what clues does the author/speaker give to support this?
  • Interpretive: What differences are notable when reading the speech versus  istening to the speaker? Provide evidence from both the written and audio version of the text.
  • Analytic: In your words and by supportive evidence from the text, explain what  he author meant by “those can appreciate rewards most who have helped create,” and how is that statement significant to the speech?

Activity/Task Variations

Blooms taxonomy level: 
Differentiation suggestions: 

Scaffolding and support for special education students, English language learners, and struggling readers:

  • Multiple exposures to the text
  • Use of audio version

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