• Quarter 3 Survival Unit  - Informational Focus

    Essential Question: How is the will to survive a basic human instinct as depicted in the text?
    Common Core State Standards  
    RI 8.1  Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as

    inferences drawn from the text. 

    RI 8.2  Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its

    relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.

     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.
    RI 8.5  Analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text, including the role of particular sentences in developing and refining a key concept.

    RI 8.6  Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author acknowledges and responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints.

    RI 8.7 Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea.
    Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
    "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell
    "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner  
    An American Plague  by Jim Murphy