Common Core Alignment

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.4 - Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

1: Semester 1

Unit 5: Elijah of Buxton
Lesson 5: Colorful Language

2: Semester 2

Unit 1: The House of the Scorpion
Lesson 13: Unit Test and Essay Reflections
Unit 2: Watership Down
Lesson 1: Preparing to Read
Lesson 5: Quotes and Creatures
Unit 3: The Book Thief
Lesson 11: The Word Shaker
Lesson 5: The Accordion Player
Lesson 9: Close Calls
Unit 4: To Kill a Mockingbird
Lesson 7: A Moral Dilemma
Lesson 9: Order in the Court
Unit 5: Great American Poets
Lesson 1: Poetry Basics
Lesson 11: Editing Your Work
Lesson 6: Meaning in Poetry
Lesson 7: Poetry Analysis
Final Project: Poetry Journal