SL.8.4

Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

 
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Endangered Species - A Multiday Project

7th Grade Science » Unit: Interdependence of Organisms
7th Grade Science » Unit: Interdependence of Organisms
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Project based learning as a way to promote deeper learning and to develop the skills needed for success in college, career and civic life.

 
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20% Time

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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Student Designed Lab: Communicating the Results

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 share what they learned during their design-a-lab journey.

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Students debate to determine if the memorization of "Google-able" facts is obsolete in today's society.

 
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Setting the Stage For A New School Year

8th Grade ELA » Unit: First and Last Days of School
8th Grade ELA » Unit: First and Last Days of School
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Lights! Camera! Action! Setting the stage for student success via three approaches.

 
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"Flowers for Algernon" Excerpt Part 1

8th Grade ELA » Unit: "Flowers For Algernon"
8th Grade ELA » Unit: "Flowers For Algernon"
Nicholas Gearing
Anthem, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

"Good" Things Come to Those Who Persevere, Right?

 
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Precursor to "Flowers for Algernon"

8th Grade ELA » Unit: "Flowers For Algernon"
8th Grade ELA » Unit: "Flowers For Algernon"
Nicholas Gearing
Anthem, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Is that Really How Society Felt?

 
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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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trail of
   

Shared Theme

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

Using Multiple Texts To Analyze Theme

 
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story theme discussion
   

Essay Workshop

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:

Maybe You Should Try...Or You Could Say...

 
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peer editing
   

You know what I really hate?

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Censorship in 2013: Gearing up for Banned Books Week
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Censorship in 2013: Gearing up for Banned Books Week
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

To understand the roots of censorship, students should probe their own preferences and prejudices.

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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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Setting Presentations

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Of Mice and Men Part I
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Of Mice and Men Part I
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students discover that setting might be saying something . . .

 
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Students Present!

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:

Show time: Students take the lead as teachers.

 
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Culminating Project Day 1-5

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

Putting All The Pieces Together!

 
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