THEME: American Voices
“America is not something if it consists of each of us. It is something only if it consists of all of us .” Woodrow Wilson President of the USA
Quote: “Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing" Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
RIF: Reference and research / Point of view
Word of the Week: prudent (adj) sensible; having good judgment; well advised.
Essential question: How can one person make a difference when encountering a social challenge?
Objectives:
1. Compare and contrast two texts using test based information to support or refute an opinion
2. Understand and appreciate non-fiction
3.Understand an author’s use of biography
4. Maintain a journal based on reading selection.
Monday _
Warm up : Poem of the week “Sick” by Shel Silverstein Class work: MDL. Page 756 Define Vocabulary words using context clues. Story—Harriet Tubman)
Homework: Complete Journal (due 5/19)
Tuesday:
Warm up: POW
Class work: Audience reading and discussion—Harriet Tubman Conductor of the underground Railroad MDL page 757-764
Homework: Work on journals
Wednesday:
Warm up: Poem of the Week (POW)
Classwork: reading and analysis of “A letter to Harriet” by Fredrick Douglas MDL page765
Home work : Speaking and listening route map assignment / complete journals
Thursday: Journals are due.
Warm up: POW
Classwork: Point of view creative writing – sequel to the wolf’s story in The Three Little Pigs or Red Riding Hood.
Home work: None
Friday :
Warm Up: Padeia
Classwork: Eight Grade Field Trip

History teaches everything, even the future.” Alphonse de Lamartine.