W.8.2b

Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

 
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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
 
Big Idea:

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

 
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The Ransom of Red Chief - Comparing the Film and the Short Story (Pt 2)

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Short Stories, Plays, and Elements of Fiction
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Short Stories, Plays, and Elements of Fiction
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Second day's the charm --

 
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kids at
   

The Charge of the...Light Brigade Parodies?

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

Writing parodies gets students into the mind of the poet.

 
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charge of the light brigade
   

Who is to blame?

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Romeo and Juliet
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Romeo and Juliet
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Shakespeare + Argumentative Writing = A Power Couple

 
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writing prompt multiple copies per
   

Finding Development and Focus in Informative Text

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

Development and focus are the molecules of informative texts.

 
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research
   

"Story of an Hour" Timed Write

8th Grade ELA » Unit: "Story Of An Hour"
8th Grade ELA » Unit: "Story Of An Hour"
Nicholas Gearing
Anthem, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

"Write" In The Nick Of Time.

 
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timer
   

F451 Writing About Theme in "The Hearth and the Salamander" - Planning & Draft 1

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Fahrenheit 451 - Novel Study
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Fahrenheit 451 - Novel Study
Nicholas Gearing
Anthem, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What Does Conformity Mean Again? Oh, That's Right!

 
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finished essay
   

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
   

Comparison/Contrast Essay - Using the Planner to Write the Final

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Student-Created Essays and Creative Writing
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Student-Created Essays and Creative Writing
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Prewriting is only useful if you use it. Planning and drafting go hand in hand.

 
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Preparing for a Seminar on Horror

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:

A horror seminar is a lot less scary if you prepare for it ahead of time...

 
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vincent price
   

The Lost Stanza of "Ulalume"

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:

Reviewing the work of others can provide clarity about our own thinking and writing.

 
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poe s wife inspiration for
   

Shakespeare: Delineating Arguments in Primary and Secondary Sources

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

Where are thou Shakespeare? Using primary and secondary sources to understand the life of a comedian.

 
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Dear Mabby

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:

Dear Mabby, I am in love with a woman dressed as a man. She's in love with a man who doesn't know she's a woman. Help!

 
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yellow
   

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
   

Comparison/Contrast Essay Planning

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Student-Created Essays and Creative Writing
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Student-Created Essays and Creative Writing
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Planning is a key component of the writing process. Technology can help!

 
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student planner compare and
Common Core ELA
 
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