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.

 
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Student Designed Lab: Graphing the Results

8th Grade Science » Unit: Introduction to Science and Engineering Practices
8th Grade Science » Unit: Introduction to Science and Engineering Practices
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Data determines the graph used, not the student!

 
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Flowers for Algernon: Building Background/Rorschach Testing

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Flowers for Algernon
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Flowers for Algernon
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

SciFi + InfoText = AHa!

 
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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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Steroid Use Among Teens - "Dying to Be Strong"

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

Why Does a Kid Feel the Need to Take Steroids?

 
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muscles
   

Introduction To Informative/Explanatory Texts

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Informative/Explanatory Writing: Elements
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Informative/Explanatory Writing: Elements
Toby Sorge
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Beep! Beep! Using the history of America's car culture to understand informative text writing.

 
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Day 1 - "Ain't I a Woman?" by Sojourner Truth

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:

What Is Sojourner Truth's Truth?

 
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truth poster
   

Comprehending Poetry with a T.P.C.A.S.T.T. Strategy about The Trail of Tears

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Interdisciplinary Unit: Building ELA Skills Through Historical Documents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:

Analyzing a Poem In Other Ways than through Annotation

 
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Goodbye, Eighth Grade!

8th Grade ELA » Unit: First and Last Days of School
8th Grade ELA » Unit: First and Last Days of School
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Sending students off with skills to keep forever.

 
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The Power of Names

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:

"All seagulls look as though their name were Emma" (Christian Morgenstern)

 
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I Get It! Breaking Down The Power of Names

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:

From "I have no idea what I just read" to "I get it!": Teaching students to map their way through dense text.

 
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Analyzing Argument In Text

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

Students learn to recognize the building blocks of effective argumentation.

 
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Learning The Qualities Of Narrative Writing

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Personal Narrative/Memoirs: Reading and Analyzing Mentor Texts
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Personal Narrative/Memoirs: Reading and Analyzing Mentor Texts
Toby Sorge
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Breaking down narratives into the core components: Answers the question what is in a narrative.

 
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story to
   

Informative Text: Close Reading Continued

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Informative/Explanatory Writing: Elements
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Informative/Explanatory Writing: Elements
Toby Sorge
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How can students do a close reading? Work on revising.

 
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magnifying
   

Introduction To Informative/Explanatory Texts Continued

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Informative/Explanatory Writing: Elements
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Informative/Explanatory Writing: Elements
Toby Sorge
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Back to the car lot. Organization in an informative piece on America's car culture.

 
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Finding The Concrete Details In Narrative Writing

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Personal Narrative/Memoirs: Reading and Analyzing Mentor Texts
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Personal Narrative/Memoirs: Reading and Analyzing Mentor Texts
Toby Sorge
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Five senses for five questions. Finding the good stuff.

 
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Common Core ELA
 
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