• 2014 - 2015 Reading Curriculum Calendar - Grade 8 

    Dates

    Units & Skills

    RITUALS & ROUTINES

    9/3 – 9/5

    Groups / Grading / Classroom Expectations / SCR Baseline

    9/8 – 9/12

    SRI Assessment / MAZE Progress Monitoring tool

    RBOOK UNIT: COMBAT ZONE

    9/15 – 9/19

    Pre-Reading Strategies / Building Background / Vocabulary

    9/22 – 9/26

    Literary Elements

    9/29 – 10/3

    Mood / Symbolism / Imagery

    10/6 – 10/10

    Verb Endings / Word Families / Run-On Sentences / Word Order

    10/14 – 10/17

    Short Constructed Response

    10/20 – 10/24

    Short Constructed Response

    10/27 – 10/31

    Responding to Text (ABC book)

    RBOOK UNIT: IN THE MONEY

    11/3 – 11/7

    Pre-Reading Strategies / Building Background / Vocabulary

    11/10 – 11/14

    Problem & Solution

    11/17 – 11/21

    Dictionary Skills / Multiple-Meaning Words

    11/24 – 11/25

    Irregular Verbs / Commas / Persuasive Paragraph

    12/1 – 12/12/5

    Critical Thinking / Responding / Reacting / Careers / Real-World Skills

    SHORT STORY: “Don’t Be Disrespecting Me” by Sharon Flake

    12/8 – 12/12

    Previewing Strategies - Probable Passage & Gist Statement

    12/15 – 12/19

    Character Analysis – Attribute Web

    12/22 – 12/23

    SRI Assessment

    RBOOK UNIT: WHEN MUSIC OFFENDS

    1/5 – 1/9

    Pre-Reading Strategies / Building Background / Vocabulary

    1/12 – 1/16

    Main Idea / Relevant Details / Writing a Summary

    1/20 – 1/23

    Antonyms / Suffixes

    1/26 – 1/30

    Verb Tenses / Commas / Summary

    2/2 – 2/6

    Critical Thinking / Responding / Reacting / Careers / Real-World Skills

    RBOOK UNIT: CRIME, PUNISHMENT & TEENS

    2/9 – 2/13

    Pre-Reading Strategies / Building Background / Vocabulary

    2/23 – 2/27

    Compare and Contrast

    3/2 – 3/6

    Idioms / Context Clues

    3/9 – 3/13

    Adjectives that Compare / Quotation Marks / Descriptive Paragraph

    3/16 – 3/20

    Critical Thinking / Responding / Reacting / Careers / Real-World Skills

    GUIDED READING GROUPS: Zach’s Lie

    3/23 – 3/27

    Previewing Strategies – Predicting / Vocabulary / Character Analysis

    3/30 – 4/2

    Reading Strategies - Determine Importance / Summarize / Ask Questions

    4/6 – 4/10

    Reading Strategies - Conflict & Solution / Making Inferences

    4/13 – 4/17

    Reading Strategies - Visualization / Character Analysis / React to Text

    4/27 – 5/1

    Reading Strategies - Making Inferences / Making Connections

    5/4 – 5/8

    Post Reading Strategies - React to Text / Questioning / Predicting / Theme

    GUIDED READING GROUPS: Jack’s Run

    5/11 – 5/15

    Previewing Strategies – Predicting / Vocabulary / Character Analysis

    5/18 – 5/22

    Reading Strategies - Determine Importance / Summarize / Ask Questions

    5/26 – 5/29

    Reading Strategies - Conflict & Solution / Making Inferences

    6/1 – 6/5

    Reading Strategies - Visualization / Character Analysis / React to Text

    6/8 – 6/12

    Post Reading Strategies - React to Text / Questioning / Predicting / Theme

    6/15 – 6/19

    SRI Assessment  / Power Point Creation

    6/22 – 6/23

    Power Point Presentations