W.8.10

Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

 
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8th Grade Science » Unit: Welcome to Eighth Grade!
8th Grade Science » Unit: Welcome to Eighth Grade!
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students are in charge of everything for this student driven research project.

 
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make a difference sign 3020573
   

Student Designed Lab: Planning an Experiment

8th Grade Science » Unit: Introduction to Science and Engineering Practices
8th Grade Science » Unit: Introduction to Science and Engineering Practices
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students create their own investigations based on object chosen from a big box of junk!

 
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pebbles
   

What Is a Field Journal?

8th Grade Science » Unit: Field Journals
8th Grade Science » Unit: Field Journals
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students come to understand how important strong, descriptive writing is in science journals.

 
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field journal
   

Student Designed Lab: Analysis and Conclusion

8th Grade Science » Unit: Introduction to Science and Engineering Practices
8th Grade Science » Unit: Introduction to Science and Engineering Practices
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students practice developing and supporting conclusions based on data they collected.

 
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Say Cheese! Journaling With Live Animal Cams

8th Grade Science » Unit: Field Journals
8th Grade Science » Unit: Field Journals
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students apply field journaling skills using high interest visuals generated by live animal webcams.

 
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wild sumatran tiger
   

Field Journals: Descriptive Writing and Scientific Drawing

8th Grade Science » Unit: Field Journals
8th Grade Science » Unit: Field Journals
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students practice their ability to write descriptively and create detailed scientific drawings.

 
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flower
   

Outdoor Experience

8th Grade Science » Unit: Field Journals
8th Grade Science » Unit: Field Journals
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students put their field journal experience to the test as they attempt answer a specific question.

 
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volo bog open water center
   

It's an Indoor Excursion, Mate!

8th Grade Science » Unit: Field Journals
8th Grade Science » Unit: Field Journals
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students apply their field journal skills while observing fascinating animals in captivity!

 
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lockers
   

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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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.

Standards:
 
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Creating Rules For Writing and Ignoring The Censor

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:

We are our worst critics: learning how to ignore the voice of self-doubt as we write.

 
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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
   

Quickwrites and Idea Formulation For Personal Narratives

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:

Let the pencil do the writing: Using various quickwrites and freewrites to promote critical thinking.

Standards:
 
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pen and
   

Independent Reading Reflection Essay for Marking Period 1

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

Looking back at one marking period of independent reading to assess progress.

 
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Time To Draft Narrative

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:

You have a story to tell. Tell it.

Standards:
 
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