W.8.5

With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.

 
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Preparing For A Socratic Seminar

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:

"Wisdom begins in wonder" (Socrates): Teaching students to wonder about a text through questions of their own.

 
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Researching Sources to Support Blog Writing

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

How Do Steroids Really Impact People? Research It!

 
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athlete steroid
   

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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blog image
   

Informational Writing: How to Revise and Edit Arguments

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

You or Me: Whose helping to polish My writing?

Standards:
 
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Poetry Writing

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

Tic Tac Toe, Three In A Row!

Standards:
 
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tictactoe
   

The Argumentative Appeals: Ethos, Pathos, Logos

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Bad Boy Part II
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Bad Boy Part II
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Tapping into what students don't know that they already know.

 
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Poetry Slam Preparation

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

How Does That Sound?

 
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creativity poem
   

Foiled By Sally

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

Teaching students to probe deeper into a character's function in a text.

 
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Reflections (1)
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Peer Response Workshop

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

Students helping students become better writers.

 
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Reflections (1)
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Peer Editing and Revising Research Papers

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:

Asking for the right kind of help in the right kind of way.

Standards:
 
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Revising Narratives: Sentence Lengths and Wordiness

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Personal Narrative/Memoirs: Writing And Conferencing
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Personal Narrative/Memoirs: Writing And Conferencing
Toby Sorge
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Cut, chop, and combine: creating stronger and more effective sentences.

Standards:
 
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Supporting Purpose in Research Papers

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:

Why are you writing this research papers? No, it's not because the teacher tells you to. Looking at purpose in our writing.

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Poetry Writing Day 2

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

I Have A Plan And Pencil, Time To Write My Poems!

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

Hook Me from the Beginning to End of your Essay!

Standards:
 
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grappling
   

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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Common Core ELA
 
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