RI.8.8

Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.

 
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Controversies in Genetics - Multiday Project

7th Grade Science » Unit: Genetics
7th Grade Science » Unit: Genetics
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Difficult ethical issues can occur when using information obtained through modern biotechnology.

 
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Endangered Species - A Multiday Project

7th Grade Science » Unit: Interdependence of Organisms
7th Grade Science » Unit: Interdependence of Organisms
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Project based learning as a way to promote deeper learning and to develop the skills needed for success in college, career and civic life.

 
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Soda Article Analysis

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

Will a Tax on Soda/Pop Fix Humanity's Woes?

 
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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
   

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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Steroid Use in Professional Sports

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

Should Steroid Users Be Banned?

 
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canseco
   

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
   

Measuring Energy in the Atmosphere: Exploring Climate Change

8th Grade Science » Unit: Measuring Energy
8th Grade Science » Unit: Measuring Energy
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Tired of explaining climate change? Let the students discover for themselves the facts about climate change.

 
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climate
   

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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Introducing the Rhetorical Square

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

Equipping students with a valuable skill to make them more effective readers and writers.

 
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whole group ad for rhetorical
   

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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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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athlete steroid
   

How Disaster Impacts Individuals, Groups, and Society

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

What's the Silver Lining?

 
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sandy
   

Introducing Banned Books Week

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Banned Books Week
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Banned Books Week
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

CAUTION: Reading this may be hazardous to your . . . hmm . . .

 
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The Argumentative Appeals: Ethos, Pathos, Logos

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

Tapping into what students don't know that they already know.

 
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Common Core ELA
 
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