ELA Data Fall 2014

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8th Grade ELA Data
Diverse Learners (ELA)
The first PMA was taken during the 5th week of school in September and the second PMA was taken during the 10th week of school in October.
*Data for one student is not available.
Fall 2014
NWEA Spring 2013
The Facts:
Target Area: Literature
NWEA Goal Areas
PMA 1 Strengths
PMA 1 Weaknesses
RI.8.5 Analyze in derail the structure of specific paragraph in a text, including the role of particular sentences RL.8.5 Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze the structure RI.8.6 Determine the author's point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author acknowledges and respons to confict.
Craft and Structure
Vocab Acquisition and Use
L.8.5.a Interpret figures of speech (e.g. verbal irony, puns) in context
Key Ideas and Details
RI.8.3 Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events RL.8.3 Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision 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.
PMA Growth:
PMA Regression:
Remained the same:
PMA 2 only:
PMA 2 Strengths:
PMA 2 Weaknesses:
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.
RL.8.9 Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new.
RI.8.8 Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.
Integration of Knowledge
Craft and Structure
Integration of Knowledge
Key Ideas and Details
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. 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.
Root Causes:
Daily implementation of scope and sequence Non-fiction practice during guided groups via Dream IT Project Independent Reading scheduled daily Daily writing via journals, blogging, practice, homework
Explicit practice with word analysis strategies (roots, prefixes, suffixes) Attendance SEL
Designed by: Piktochart
Action and Follow Through:
Independent Reading Fluency Practice Lessons Practicing Target Skills
Think Cerca Journals/Blogs Stems and Writing Frames
Small Group using: - Des Cartes - Stride Data -Imbeds writing
- Documentation via guided group form - Des Cartes checklist for each student - Stride quizzes that support Des Cartes skills and target standards