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Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

 
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What Are the Effects of Multitasking?

8th Grade Science » Unit: Information Processing
8th Grade Science » Unit: Information Processing
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Listening to music, doing jumping jacks, yelling at the dog while creating a play-doh model of the brain - students test the idea of multitasking!

 
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Brain Interactive

8th Grade Science » Unit: Information Processing
8th Grade Science » Unit: Information Processing
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
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Students apply their new knowledge of the brain to determine the effects of different brain injuries.

 
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Is "Knowing Stuff" Obsolete - Introduction

8th Grade Science » Unit: Real World Experiments Lead To Big Questions
8th Grade Science » Unit: Real World Experiments Lead To Big Questions
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students debate to determine if the memorization of "Google-able" facts is obsolete in today's society.

 
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Is "Knowing Stuff" Obsolete - Essay

8th Grade Science » Unit: Real World Experiments Lead To Big Questions
8th Grade Science » Unit: Real World Experiments Lead To Big Questions
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students use their own experience as evidence to support their position on the relevance of their school experience.

 
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The Monkey's Paw

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
 
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Three wishes? No, thanks. I'll pass...

 
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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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Day 4 - Comparitive Analysis of "Ain't I a Woman?" and "Still I Rise"

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
 
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Let's Put It All Together!

 
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Essay Analysis

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument Writing
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument Writing
Nicholas Gearing
Anthem, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
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We're Shrinking an Essay Today? Sign Me Up!

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Introducing the Microtheme

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

Mini Essay? Tell Me More!

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Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy Sources

8th Grade Science » Unit: Energy Sources
8th Grade Science » Unit: Energy Sources
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
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What is the best energy source? Can renewables be the future?

 
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The Tell Tale Heart: Guilty or Innocent by Reason of Insanity?

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:

Argue both sides, NOW which side are you on?

 
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Introduction To Argument

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument Writing
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument Writing
Toby Sorge
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
 
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Argument: it's not just who yells the loudest.

 
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Narrative vs. Formal Writing Styles

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

Why Is One Approach Better Than Another? Are They Better Together?

 
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Preassessment On Argument Writing

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument Writing
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument Writing
Toby Sorge
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Should schools step in when cyberbullying occurs? Partner work to answer the tough question.

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Writing and Evaluating Introductions for Document Based Question Essays

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Document Based Questions Essay
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Document Based Questions Essay
Toby Sorge
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

It's so hard to start! Learning how to write an introduction for an argument writing piece.

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Introduce claim(s), acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.

Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.

Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.

Establish and maintain a formal style.

Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.

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