SL.8.1

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

 
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Student Designed Lab: Testable Questions

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 an object chosen from a big box of junk!

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What is a Sandwich?

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 identify what makes a sandwich a sandwich to practice argumentation based on evidence.

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Science Technology Engineering and Math Integration

8th Grade Science » Unit: Exploring Engineers and the Design Process
8th Grade Science » Unit: Exploring Engineers and the Design Process
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How do engineers, scientists and inventors work to make the world a better place?

 
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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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Is "Knowing Stuff" Obsolete - Debate

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Students debate to determine if the memorization of "Google-able" facts is obsolete in today's society.

 
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Is "Knowing Stuff" Obsolete - Introduction

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 debate to determine if the memorization of "Google-able" facts is obsolete in today's society.

 
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Story Elements and "Raymond's Run"

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:

Story elements, such as point of view, are tools that the author uses to shape the reading experience.

 
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"A Sound of Thunder" Socratic Seminar

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

So What You're Saying is...

 
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Comparing and Contrasting Text Structures in Informational Text

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:

Comprehension Summed Up In Structures

 
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Poetry Analysis - Gallery Walk

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

What's This Poem Really About?

 
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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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Day 1 - "Ain't I a Woman?" by Sojourner Truth

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:

What Is Sojourner Truth's Truth?

 
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Raymonds Run - Story Elements and a Silent Discussion

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:

Sharing ideas related to story elements helps students to come to a more sophisticated set of understandings about how they influence the reading of a text.

 
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Day 3 - Comparing and Contrasting

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:

Take Time To Look At The Two Texts Together!

 
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Embryonic Development - Evidence for Evolution

7th Grade Science » Unit: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
7th Grade Science » Unit: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore embryonic development across species as evidence for evolution.

 
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Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

Follow rules for collegial discussions and decision-making, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.

Pose questions that connect the ideas of several speakers and respond to others' questions and comments with relevant evidence, observations, and ideas.

Acknowledge new information expressed by others, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views in light of the evidence presented.

Common Core ELA
 
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