• Resource ID: E8RdM2L9
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Literary Nonfiction

    You will learn how to analyze literary nonfiction, particularly speeches, by making inferences and drawing conclusions based on evidence in the text.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L1
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Compare/Contrast Themes and Genres in Literary Texts

    You will learn how to analyze, make inferences, and draw conclusions about theme and genre in different cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support your understanding.

    • Resource ID: E8WrM1L5
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Write Expository Text That Is Logically Organized

    You will learn how to write an expository text that is logically organized, with a controlling idea and an effective introduction and conclusion.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM1L2
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Understand New Vocabulary Using Roots and Affixes

    You will learn how to determine the meaning of grade-level academic English words derived from Latin, Greek, or other linguistic roots and affixes.

    • Resource ID: E8WrM1L3
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Write Literary Text That Uses Literary Strategies/Devices to Enhance the Style and Tone

    You will learn how to write an imaginative story that uses literary strategies/devices to enhance style and tone.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM3L4
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Analyze Texts with Similar/Different Purposes

    You will analyze works written on the same topic and compare how authors achieved similar or different purposes.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L6
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Understanding Poetry

    You will learn how to find the meanings of words through analogy and other word relationships.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L8
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Understanding Drama

    You will learn how to make complex inferences in a play and use textual evidence to support your understanding.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L11
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Imagery and Figurative Language (Grade 8)

    You will learn how to make complex inferences and use textual evidence such as imagery and figurative language to support understanding.

    • Resource ID: E8WrM3L3
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Appositive Phrases, and Adverbial and Adjectival Phrases and Clauses

    You will learn how to use and understand the purpose of appositive phrases, and adverbial and adjectival phrases and clauses.

    • Resource ID: PBS357
    • Grade Range: 3–8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Using the Correct Verb Tense | No Nonsense Grammar

    Verb tense is used to show when an action occurs, whether it is in the past, the present, or the future.

    • Resource ID: E8WrM1L9
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Write a Persuasive Text that Supports a Position

    You will learn to write a persuasive text that responds to the views of others by using evidence that differentiates between fact and opinion to support your viewpoint.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM3L2
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Make Inferences in Informational/Expository Text

    By using different organizational patterns as guides, you will learn how to make subtle inferences and draw complex conclusions while distinguishing factual claims.

    • Resource ID: E8WrM3L6
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Punctuation

    You will learn strategies to help you edit your writing for correct punctuation.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L2
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Analyze Linear Plot Developments in Literary Texts/Fiction

    You will learn how to use the elements of linear plot development to determine whether and how conflicts are resolved.

    • Resource ID: E8WrM3L1
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Edit Drafts for Grammar, Mechanics, and Spelling

    You will learn how to edit a draft for grammar, mechanics, and spelling using editing strategies.

    • Resource ID: E8WrM2L1
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Revise Your Writing

    You will learn strategies to help you revise your writing to achieve clarity, coherence, and transition in order to address purpose, audience, and genre.

    • Resource ID: E8WrM1L6
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Write Expository Text That Uses a Variety of Sentence Structures, Rhetorical Devices, and Transitions

    You will learn how to write an expository/procedural text that uses a variety of sentence structures, rhetorical devices, and transitions.

    • Resource ID: E8WrM1L7
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Write Expository Text That Synthesizes Ideas

    You will learn how to write an expository text that synthesizes ideas.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM3L1
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Summarize Informational/Expository Text

    You will learn how to summarize main ideas, supporting details, and relationships among ideas within expository text.