Grade 8 ELA Module 2A, Unit 3

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In this third unit, students will analyze key quotes that reflect the overarching themes they studied in Units 1 and 2. Students will form small groups and be assigned one of the quotes as the basis of a Readers Theater script. Students will craft their script by selecting critical scenes from the novel that develop the theme in the quote. For the mid-unit assessment, students will write a short commentary that explains how the passage develops the main idea of the anchor quote. For the end of unit assessment, students will write a commentary on how their script is a response to To Kill a Mockingbird and how it connects to and diverges from the novel. The final performance task will be a presentation of the Readers Theater script by the small group. This Readers Theater final performance task centers on NYSP12 ELA standards RL.2, RL.8.3, W.8.4, and W.8.11b.

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