RI.8.3

Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories).

 
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What is the Difference Between Argument and Persuasion?

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

Isn't Argument a Bad Thing?

 
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Comparing and Contrasting Text Structures in Informational Text

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Interdisciplinary Unit: Building ELA Skills Through Historical Documents
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Interdisciplinary Unit: Building ELA Skills Through Historical Documents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

Comprehension Summed Up In Structures

 
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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 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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School Sports Article Analysis

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

The Research Begins Now!

 
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school sports
   

The Scottsboro Trial

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:

The American tragedy that inspired Harper Lee.

 
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Using a Tri-Step Strategy to Build Comprehension in Historical Documents

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Interdisciplinary Unit: Building ELA Skills Through Historical Documents
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Interdisciplinary Unit: Building ELA Skills Through Historical Documents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

English Settlers vs. Native Americas: Assumptions Proven Factual

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Here Comes Bad Boy

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

Highlighting the emotional truth of memoir over the facts of autobiography.

 
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Researching Sources to Support Blog Writing

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

How Do Steroids Really Impact People? Research It!

 
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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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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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Position Writing - "Is the Bulldog Doomed?"

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

Whose Side Are You On Anyway?

 
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Student Criticism Jigsaw

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

All For One And One For All!

 
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Smile! Picture Day and Just Enough Time For "A House Of My Own"

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

Making the most of a shortened class period.

 
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Debate Planning (Days 1-2)

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

This Evidence Really Supports My Position!

 
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