RL.8.5

Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style.

 
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Engineers Develop, Design, Invent, and Innovate in Their Careers

8th Grade Science » Unit: Exploring Engineers and the Design Process
8th Grade Science » Unit: Exploring Engineers and the Design Process
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What do you know about engineering careers? Explore the wild world of engineering to create a fun, collaborative career hat.

 
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engineering
   

Analyzing "Black Men And Public Space"

8th Grade ELA » Unit: House on Mango Street Part II
8th Grade ELA » Unit: House on Mango Street Part II
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore how a non-fiction text compliments a theme discovered in a fictional text.

 
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Poetry Analysis - Gallery Walk

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
Nicholas Gearing
Anthem, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What's This Poem Really About?

 
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gallery walk
   

Day 3 - Comparing and Contrasting

8th Grade ELA » Unit: What is it to be a Woman in America?
8th Grade ELA » Unit: What is it to be a Woman in America?
Nicholas Gearing
Anthem, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Take Time To Look At The Two Texts Together!

 
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Narrative vs. Formal Writing Styles

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument Writing
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument Writing
Nicholas Gearing
Anthem, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Why Is One Approach Better Than Another? Are They Better Together?

 
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sandy destruction
   
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Social Justice
Andrea Mills
Raleigh, NC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This land is Your land. This land Is My land: Using evidence from prior knowledge to create My own controlled society.

 
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Comparing "Those Who Don't" and "Black Men in Public Space"

8th Grade ELA » Unit: House on Mango Street Part II
8th Grade ELA » Unit: House on Mango Street Part II
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Using poetry to check for understanding of theme.

 
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Close Reading: Cracking Questions About the Craft and Structure of an Informational Text

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Close Reading Strategies: Ways to Interpret & Analyze Literary Texts
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Close Reading Strategies: Ways to Interpret & Analyze Literary Texts
Andrea Mills
Raleigh, NC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Check out the author's craftsmanship when designing those paragraphs! Can structure really aid my comprehension of a text?

Standards:
 
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Dead Poet's Society/A Separate Peace: Comparing Across Genres

8th Grade ELA » Unit: A Separate Peace
8th Grade ELA » Unit: A Separate Peace
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Examining two coming-of-age stories in similar settings provides opportunities for critical thinking.

Standards:
 
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standing on desks
   

Comparing "Annabel Lee" and "Ulalume"

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Unlocking Mood and Other Elements of Horror
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Unlocking Mood and Other Elements of Horror
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Similar subject matter, same poet, but very different poems.

 
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venn
   

Lesson One: Identifying the impact of genre characteristics

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Genre Characteristics
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Genre Characteristics
Andrea Mills
Raleigh, NC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Find It Out! Citing Characteristics of Genres In Literature.

Standards:
 
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Life Doesn't Frighten Steinbeck

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Travels with Charley
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Travels with Charley
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Is a hurricane just a hurricane?

 
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Dylan Thomas v. Langston Hughes

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Bad Boy Part I
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Bad Boy Part I
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore the work of two poets who were contemporaries of the young Walter Dean Myers.

 
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Sonny's Blues

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Bad Boy Part II
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Bad Boy Part II
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students practice making connections, both text-to-text and film-to-text.

 
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The Shoes Walk In

8th Grade ELA » Unit: To Kill A Mockingbird Part III
8th Grade ELA » Unit: To Kill A Mockingbird Part III
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

"Atticus was right . . . you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them." (Scout)

 
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atticus shoes
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