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Understanding New Vocabulary within Context
You will learn how to find the meanings of words through analogy and other word relationships.
Synthesize Ideas in Informational/Expository Text
You will learn how to synthesize and make logical connections between ideas within a text and across two or three texts representing similar or different genres and support with textual evidence.
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.
Writing Literary Text with an Engaging Story Line
You will learn how to write an imaginative story that sustains reader interest and includes well-paced action, an engaging story line, and a believable setting.
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.
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.
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.
Write Expository Text That Synthesizes Ideas
You will learn how to write an expository text that synthesizes ideas.
Write a Persuasive Text with a Clear Thesis
You will learn how to write a persuasive text that includes a clear thesis with a position.
Analyze Texts with Similar/Different Purposes
You will analyze works written on the same topic and compare how authors achieved similar or different purposes.
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.
Summarize Informational/Expository Text
You will learn how to summarize main ideas, supporting details, and relationships among ideas within expository text.
You will learn how to analyze literary nonfiction, particularly speeches, by making inferences and drawing conclusions based on evidence in the text.
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.
Edison: Boyhood and Teen Years
Find out how young Thomas Edison’s curiosity got him into trouble, and how, during his teen years, he lost his hearing but gained confidence as an aspiring inventor, in this video adapted from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Edison.
Marvin K. Mooney Activity
In this activity, students get to combine the world of literacy and physical movement! As the teacher reads the book “Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now” by Dr. Seuss, students listen carefully
This activity is similar to traditional bingo. Each student gets a fitness bingo card. Creating space between them and their peers, students will act out the exercise if they have it on their bingo card.
Students have fun in fitness as they follow along with their teacher to perform various exercises and stretches found in the different seasons. Doing activities like playing baseball and cross-country skiing, students learn about the varying seasons
2 OnTRACK Grade 8 English: Vocabulary Development
OnTRACK Grade 8 English Reading, Module 1, Lessons 1 and 2. Students will learn how to understand new vocabulary and use it when reading and writing.
11 OnTRACK Grade 8 English: Comprehension of Literary Texts
OnTRACK Grade 8 English Reading Module 2, Lessons 1–11. Students will learn how to analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about literary texts.