Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
This lesson is a continuation of yesterday's lesson. The original plan included rookie mistakes, like not accounting for transition time or backups caused by slower groups finishing up. So, this activity takes two days.