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English Language Arts, Grade 8 Module 4: Research, Decision Making, and Forming Positions, Teacher Guide

English Language Arts, Grade 8 Module 4: Research, Decision Making, and Forming Positions, Teacher Guide

PCG Education

ISBN: 978-1-119-10559-6

Mar 2017, Jossey-Bass

336 pages

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$28.99

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Paths to College and Career

Jossey-Bass and PCG Education are proud to bring the Paths to College and Career English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum and professional development resources for grades 6–12 to educators across the country. Originally developed for EngageNY and written with a focus on the shifts in instructional practice and student experiences the standards require, Paths to College and Career includes daily lesson plans, guiding questions, recommended texts, scaffolding strategies and other classroom resources.

Paths to College and Career is a concrete and practical ELA instructional program that engages students with compelling and complex texts. At each grade level, Paths to College and Career delivers a yearlong curriculum that develops all students' ability to read closely and engage in text-based discussions, build evidence-based claims and arguments, conduct research and write from sources, and expand their academic vocabulary. Paths to College and Career's instructional resources address the needs of all learners, including students with disabilities, English language learners, and gifted and talented students.

This enhanced curriculum provides teachers with freshly designed Teacher Guides that make the curriculum more accessible and flexible, a Teacher Resource Book for each module that includes all of the materials educators need to manage instruction, and Student Journals that give students learning tools for each module and a single place to organize and document their learning.

As the creators of the Paths ELA curriculum for grades 6–12, PCG Education provides a professional learning program that ensures the success of the curriculum. The program includes:

  • Nationally recognized professional development from an organization that has been immersed in the new standards since their inception.
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About PCG Education vii

What Is Paths to College and Career? ix

Curriculum Maps xix

Grade 8 Curriculum Map xxi

Unit-Level Assessments (ELA CCSS) xxvi

ELA Curriculum: Grades 6–8 Curriculum Plan xxxviii

Module Overview 1

Unit 1 21

Unit Overview Analyzing the Author’s Purpose and Evaluating Claims in The Omnivore’s Dilemma 21

Lesson 1 Building Background Knowledge 39

What Is the Omnivore’s Dilemma Anyway?

Lesson 2 Reading for Gist and Answering Text-Dependent Questions 48

Industrial Food Chain

Lesson 3 Analyzing the Author’s Purpose 56

Industrial Food Chain

Lesson 4 Reading for Gist, Answering Text-Dependent Questions, and Determining the Author’s Purpose 64

Industrial Food Chain

Lesson 5 Reading for Gist, Answering Text-Dependent Questions, and Determining the Author’s Purpose 72

Industrial Organic Food Chain

Lesson 6 Analyzing a Speaker’s Purpose and Motives of a Media Excerpt 79

Lesson 7 Mid-Unit Assessment 85

Analyzing the Author’s Purpose in Speech and Text

Lesson 8 Reading for Gist and Answering Text-Dependent Questions 91

Local Sustainable Food Chain

Lesson 9 Evaluating an Argument 97

The Polyface Local Sustainable Farm

Lesson 10 Reading for Gist and Answering Text-Dependent Questions 105

Hunter-Gatherer Food Chain

Lesson 11 Evaluating an Argument 111

The Joy of Hunting

Lesson 12 Making a Claim 117

Preparing for the Practice Fishbowl Discussion

Lesson 13 Making and Supporting Claims in a Fishbowl Discussion 122

Practice

Lesson 14 End-of-Unit 1 Assessment, Parts 1 and 2 127

Evaluating Arguments and Claims

Lesson 15 End-of-Unit 1 Assessment, Part 3 133

Making and Supporting Claims in a Fishbowl Discussion

Unit 2 137

Unit Overview Researching the Consequences and Stakeholders of Michael Pollan’s Four Food Chains 137

Lesson 1 Determining Cascading Consequences Using The Omnivore’s Dilemma 152

Industrial Food Chain

Lesson 2 Preparing for Further Research 161

Industrial Food Chain

Lesson 3 Further Research 169

Industrial Food Chain

Lesson 4 Adding to Cascading Consequences and Stakeholders Charts 177

Industrial Food Chain

Lesson 5 Determining Cascading Consequences Using The Omnivore’s Dilemma 183

Industrial Organic Food Chain

Lesson 6 Using Search Terms for Further Research 190

Industrial Organic Food Chain

Lesson 7 Adding to Cascading Consequences and Stakeholders Charts 197

Industrial Organic Food Chain

Lesson 8 Determining Cascading Consequences Using The Omnivore’s Dilemma 202

Local Sustainable Food Chain

Lesson 9 Further Research 208

Local Sustainable Food Chain

Lesson 10 Adding to Cascading Consequences and Stakeholders Charts 214

Local Sustainable Food Chain

Lesson 11 Mid-Unit Assessment 219

Research Simulation

Lesson 12 Determining Cascading Consequences Using The Omnivore’s Dilemma 224

Hunter-Gatherer Food Chain

Lesson 13 Further Research 229

Hunter-Gatherer Food Chain

Lesson 14 Adding to Cascading Consequences and Stakeholders Charts 234

Hunter-Gatherer Food Chain

Lesson 15 Writing a Position Speech 239

Which Food Chain Would Be Best?

Lesson 16 Creating a Visual Component for the Speech 245

End-of-Unit 2 Assessment Preparation and Practice

Lesson 17 End-of-Unit 2 Assessment 251

Presentation of Position

Unit 3 256

Unit Overview Writing a Position Paper 256

Which of Michael Pollan’s Four Food Chains Would Best Feed the United States?

Lesson 1 Analyzing a Model Position Paper 263

Lesson 2 Planning the Body Paragraphs of the Position Paper and Beginning the Mid-Unit Assessment 269

Lesson 3 Mid-Unit Assessment 274

Draft of the Position Paper

Lesson 4 Introducing the Performance Task Prompt and Beginning a Visual Representation 281

Lesson 5 End-of-Unit 3 Assessment 285

Final Position Paper

Lesson 6 Final Performance Task 288

Sharing Visual Representations of the Position Papers