W.8.1d

Establish and maintain a formal style.

 
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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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pocketwatch
   

Performance Day!

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

Performance day provides opportunities to practice both speaking and listening.

 
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trio
   

Following the Research Plan

8th Grade Science » Unit: Science Fair
8th Grade Science » Unit: Science Fair
Jennifer Smith
Monticello, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

This lesson takes place over a three-day span as students perform research to complete their brief research paper before they begin their science fair experiment.

 
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Discovering Solar Energy

8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Designing a Solar Car
8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Designing a Solar Car
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Can solar energy be THE energy for our future? Explore this authentic question with your class as you dive into the world of renewable energy.

 
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sun
   
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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Write Like London

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Nature, Naturalism, and The Call of the Wild
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Nature, Naturalism, and The Call of the Wild
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Great writers give students a head start.

 
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basket of first
   

Personification of Characteristics Using Mentor Texts

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Summer Reading Assessment
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Summer Reading Assessment
Toby Sorge
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Individuality walks on the wrong side of the street: Using mentor texts to write personification pieces.

 
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Final Draft Day

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:

Put The Notes Into Action!

 
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essay
   
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
   

Twelfth Night Sonnets: Drafting

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:

Got spring fever? Let's write a love sonnet!

 
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student thinking about
   

Peer Response Workshop

8th Grade ELA » Unit: To Kill A Mockingbird Part III
8th Grade ELA » Unit: To Kill A Mockingbird Part III
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Peer-to-peer feedback helps both writer and reader.

 
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12th Night Sonnets- Peer Editing and Finalizing

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:

Check for syllables...and more.

 
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counting
   

Writing Workshop: Parodies

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

Writing workshop means time to craft, clarify and edit.

 
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counting
   

Peer Editing, Typing, Proofreading, Finalizing our Parodies

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

Editing and polishing are crucial steps in the writing process.

Standards:
 
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checking syllables and
Common Core ELA
 
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