RI.8.5

Analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text, including the role of particular sentences in developing and refining a key concept.

 
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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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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8th Grade ELA » Unit: Interdisciplinary Unit: Building ELA Skills Through Historical Documents
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Interdisciplinary Unit: Building ELA Skills Through Historical Documents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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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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Man Made Monsters/Frankenstein Excerpt

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:

Nonfiction and Fiction on the subject of...Frankenstein

 
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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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Funky Element Informative Text Project

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

The periodic table and writing. A match made in cross-curricular heaven.

 
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Introducing Travels With Charley

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

Students meet Steinbeck "unplugged" and decide if they like what they hear.

 
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Reading Informative Text for Textual Evidence

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

Helium! It's not just for balloons. It's also for finding textual evidence.

 
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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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Informative Text: Organizational Structures

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

Practice organizational structures. Putting research into action.

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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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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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8th Grade ELA » Unit: Close Reading
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Reading --> Close Reading ---> Marking Text, Annotating, Thinking ---> Questioning, Reflecting, Relating, Analyzing

 
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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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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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