W.8.4

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)

 
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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
 
Big Idea:

Students apply their new knowledge of the brain to determine the effects of different brain injuries.

 
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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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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
 
Big Idea:

Let's Put It All Together!

 
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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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Writing About Independent Reading

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

Finding ways to assess a student's critical thinking about their reading.

 
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Comparing "Those Who Don't" and "Black Men in Public Space"

8th Grade ELA » Unit: House on Mango Street Part II
8th Grade ELA » Unit: House on Mango Street Part II
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Using poetry to check for understanding of theme.

 
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Learning The Difference Between Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing

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:

Do we quote directly? Do we paraphrase ideas? Do we summarize the main ideas? Looking at determining when each is the best.

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Setting Up The Notebook and Reading/Writing Survey

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Welcome To 8th Grade Language Arts
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Welcome To 8th Grade Language Arts
Toby Sorge
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

There are so many sections, but they are all important: Using the notebook to promote organization in reading and writing.

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Frogger (Day 1)

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

In this lesson students build models to help prevent frogger from become a hazard in the real world.

 
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What Do You Mean I Can Learn From a Fossil?

8th Grade Science » Unit: Evidence of Common Ancestry
8th Grade Science » Unit: Evidence of Common Ancestry
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What we can learn from fossils? Dig 'em up, put 'em together, figure it out.

 
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How to Research Information with Primary and Secondary Sources on America

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Interdisciplinary Unit: Building ELA Skills Through Historical Documents
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Interdisciplinary Unit: Building ELA Skills Through Historical Documents
Andrea Mills
Raleigh, NC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Settlers vs. Indians: Gathering and Citing Evidence on Who Owned the Land In America

 
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Beginning Of The Year Quickwrites and Freewrites

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Welcome To 8th Grade Language Arts
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Welcome To 8th Grade Language Arts
Toby Sorge
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Quick writes: let the pencil be the guide.

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Writing a Blog Post to Stand Against Steroid Use

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

Why Shouldn't People Use Steroids? Start blogging!

 
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