SL.8.1a

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.

 
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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8th Grade ELA » Unit: Interdisciplinary Unit: Building ELA Skills Through Historical Documents
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Interdisciplinary Unit: Building ELA Skills Through Historical Documents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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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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The King of Mazy May

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:

Nature as Antagonist + Man as Antagonist = Jack London

 
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Steroid Use in Professional Sports

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

Should Steroid Users Be Banned?

 
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canseco
   
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Social Justice
Andrea Mills
Raleigh, NC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This land is Your land. This land Is My land: Using evidence from prior knowledge to create My own controlled society.

 
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Expanding Inference to Independent Work

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Analysis: The House on Mango Street
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Analysis: The House on Mango Street
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Teach students how their own inferences breathe life into characters.

 
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I Get It! Breaking Down The Power of Names

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Analysis: The House on Mango Street
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Analysis: The House on Mango Street
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

From "I have no idea what I just read" to "I get it!": Teaching students to map their way through dense text.

 
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Fishbowl with Student-Generated Questions: Algernon and IQ

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Flowers for Algernon
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Flowers for Algernon
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Finally! A chance to ask those burning questions...

 
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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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Presenting My Perspective on The Trail of Tears

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:

My Perspective is My TRUTH

 
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Advertising Analysis Day 1

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Advertising, Bias, and Propaganda
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Advertising, Bias, and Propaganda
Nicholas Gearing
Anthem, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How And Why Does (Or Doesn't) This Advertisement Appeal To Me?

 
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Story Annotation

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

Read #2 & It Is Becoming Clearer Still

 
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Meeting More Neighbors

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:

Allowing a smaller audience for reluctant student participants.

 
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Debate Planning (Days 1-2)

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

This Evidence Really Supports My Position!

 
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