Standard: RI.8.2.4: 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.
Learning Targets for Module 1: #1 (Word Meaning): Use a range of strategies with greater efficiency and independence to determine or clarify the precise meanings of general academic words and phrases in grade-appropriate informational texts.
#2 (Connotation): Analyze the connotations of words or phrases used in an informational text that have similar denotative meanings.
#3 (Author's Word Choice and Figurative Language): Analyze the impact of an author’s specific word choices and use of language on meaning and tone of an informational text.
HW: Read 15 minutes a night without stopping!
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