W.8.1a

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

 
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"Flowers for Algernon" Timed Write

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

Was it All Worth it?

 
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"Slip or Trip" Group Microtheme Writing

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

We, the Student Jury, Using All the Evidence, Find Mrs. Volupides Guilty!

 
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gavel
   

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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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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secession
   

Brainstorming Ideas And Graphic Organizer For Argument Writing

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

There are so many ideas! How do we narrow them down?

 
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Persuasion vs. Argument: Analyzing to Formulate A Judgment

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Narrative Writing Workshop
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Narrative Writing Workshop
Andrea Mills
Raleigh, NC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Convince Me through Your words NOT Your actions!

 
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Thesis Statement and Proposal Introduction

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Research Paper: Influential Lives Part I
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Research Paper: Influential Lives Part I
Toby Sorge
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The first step on the path of research writing: what's your plan?

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index
   

Developing "Hitchhiker" Outlines

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:

Outlining...it takes discipline!

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8th Grade ELA » Unit: Social Justice
Andrea Mills
Raleigh, NC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

News Flash! Discrimination is in our Past, Present, and Future!

 
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Workshop Time: Drafting The Research Paper

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Research Paper: Influential Lives Part III
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Research Paper: Influential Lives Part III
Toby Sorge
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The biggest problem in writing: beginning the first sentence.

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students
   
8th Grade ELA » Unit: MidSummer Night's Dream
Andrea Mills
Raleigh, NC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

L.O.V.E. I can do with & without it!

 
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Rough Draft Day

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

Putting It All Down On Paper

 
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research writing
   

Should Shakespeare be Required Reading? Let's Debate! Day 2

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Twelfth Night, or What you Will
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Twelfth Night, or What you Will
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Give me three good reasons why you shouldn't have to read Shakespeare.

 
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Common Core ELA
 
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