ARQs- Mockingjay #5, pp. 200-250

Essential Questions:
How do students involve themselves when reading a text so they are reading in an active manner, with strong comprehension, engaged critical analytic skills and vivid imagination, and word attack skills that render the language clear?

Topical Questions:
How do students use information in or elements of the setting, specific word choices, characterization, the sequences of plot, imagery and figurative language, theme, to improve their comprehension and strengthen their retention of the reading material?

Enduring Understandings:
Students will realize that what they bring to a text, not just their background knowledge and prior reading experiences, but also their skills, knowledge, and habits of active reading techniques, will help them take from the text understandings that are memorable and rich.

Relevant Common Core Standards:
# RL.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.

# RL.8.2. Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.

RL.8.4. 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

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English Teacher
Jonas Clarke Middle School
Lexington, MA

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