L.8.1

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

 
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"Flowers for Algernon" Timed Write

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

Was it All Worth it?

 
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"Slip or Trip" Group Microtheme Writing

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

We, the Student Jury, Using All the Evidence, Find Mrs. Volupides Guilty!

 
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Where In The World Do You Come From?

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:

How does the world you come from shape your dreams and aspirations?

 
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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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Student Symbol Writing

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:

"By seeking and blundering we learn.” (Goethe): Using student writing as entry point for grammar lessons.

 
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Ah, Love! Romeo's Words of Love...and moving forward with Act I

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Romeo and Juliet
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Romeo and Juliet
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Analyzing small pieces of text helps to reveal character.

 
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Esperanza's Growing Maturity

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:

Extending and reinforcing a theme that students discovered on their own.

 
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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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Write Like London

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:

Great writers give students a head start.

 
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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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Editing 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:

Using an editing checklist to check for mistakes.

 
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Call of the Wild, Book Groups "Questions in a Hat"

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:

Kids s should spend time talking about things in books that interest THEM.

 
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Explain the function of verbals (gerunds, participles, infinitives) in general and their function in particular sentences.

Form and use verbs in the active and passive voice.

Form and use verbs in the indicative, imperative, interrogative, conditional, and subjunctive mood.

Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb voice and mood.*

Common Core ELA
 
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