RL.8.6

Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor.

 
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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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Voice, Tone, and Mood: What Are These And Why Do They Matter?

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Analysis: The House on Mango Street
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Analysis: The House on Mango Street
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Don't use that voice! Watch your tone! I'm not in the mood! Using what students already know and applying it to writing.

 
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Story Elements and "Raymond's Run"

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Short Stories, Plays, and Elements of Fiction
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Short Stories, Plays, and Elements of Fiction
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Story elements, such as point of view, are tools that the author uses to shape the reading experience.

 
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Analyzing Texts For Voice, Tone, And Mood

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Analysis: The House on Mango Street
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Analysis: The House on Mango Street
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Why am I laughing? Why am I crying? Analyzing texts for voice, tone, and mood.

 
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The Tell Tale Heart

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:

Poe inspires us...and many others...

 
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A Different Kind of Bet: Twain's The Million Pound Bank Note (Day 1 of 2)

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Short Stories, Plays, and Elements of Fiction
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Short Stories, Plays, and Elements of Fiction
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

A change in genre means a change in approach.

 
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Close Reading: Determine the Similarities and Differences in a Literary Work

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:

It's My prerogative! I say what I want to say about hybrid cars!

 
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Why do we Need to Remember Paul Revere's Ride?

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Interdisciplinary Unit: Building ELA Skills Through Historical Documents
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Interdisciplinary Unit: Building ELA Skills Through Historical Documents
Andrea Mills
Raleigh, NC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Why Remember Things of My Past

Standards:
 
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Exploring Themes in To Kill a Mockingbird

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:

Harper Lee taps on students' shoulders, and students respond.

 
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Close Reading: Crushing Claim and Evidence Questions in 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:

Take one step & another over the minor details to understand the claim and purpose of the author's intent for writing informational text.

 
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Story Annotation

8th Grade ELA » Unit: "Story Of An Hour"
8th Grade ELA » Unit: "Story Of An Hour"
Nicholas Gearing
Anthem, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Read #2 & It Is Becoming Clearer Still

 
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story annotation
   

Ethos, Pathos, Logos: Whole Group Review

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

Whom to believe?

 
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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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Graphic Organizer Cumulative Activity

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Twelfth Night, or What you Will
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Twelfth Night, or What you Will
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

A graphic organizer is worth a thousand words...(or at least five hundred!)

 
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The Trial Begins

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

Order in the classroom: students take a front row as the trial of Tom Robinson begins.

 
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