Cluster 3: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

General Information
Number: LAFS.8.RL.3
Title: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Type: Cluster
Subject: English Language Arts
Grade: 8
Strand: Reading Standards for Literature

Related Standards

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Related Access Points

This cluster includes the following access points.

Access Points

LAFS.8.RL.3.AP.7a
Compare and contrast content presented in text, media and live performance.
LAFS.8.RL.3.AP.9a
Compare modern works of literature to the texts from which they draw ideas.

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Lesson Plans

Pygmalion: A Mythological Inspiration:

In this unit, students will discover the relevance of Greek mythology as they unravel the story of Pygmalion, the lonely sculptor who carved out of ivory his true love, just like Professor Higgins "carved" out of the slums of London his ideal mate in the stage play Pygmalion. Students will conduct three close readings of Thomas Bulfinch's Pygmalion to answer text-dependent questions, work with vocabulary from the text, and construct a plot diagram of the myth. Students will also work as a class to read an abridged excerpt from Act II of George Bernard Shaw's award winning play, Pygmalion. The plot of the play is augmented with songs from the filmed musical My Fair Lady. Students will compare and contrast key characters and their traits from both texts. In the end of unit assessment, students will create their own narrative version of the Pygmalion myth.

Type: Lesson Plan

From Text to Film: Exploring Classic Literature Adaptations:

Students learn about movie adaptations of books through a series of activities exploring the relationship between literature and film.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorial

The Magic of Allusion and Themes:

Learn how to identify and explain allusions within a text. In this interactive tutorial, you'll examine how texts create meaning by referencing well-known individuals, characters, and myths.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

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Original Student Tutorial

The Magic of Allusion and Themes:

Learn how to identify and explain allusions within a text. In this interactive tutorial, you'll examine how texts create meaning by referencing well-known individuals, characters, and myths.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

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