1. Write a Personal Narrative

    • Resource ID: E8WrM1L4
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to write a personal narrative that has a defined focus and includes reflections about decisions, actions, and/or consequences.

  2. Write Expository Text That Is Logically Organized

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

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

  3. Write Expository Text That Uses a Variety of Sentence Structures, Rhetorical Devices, and Transitions

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

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

  4. Write Expository Text That Synthesizes Ideas

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

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

  5. Write a Persuasive Text with a Clear Thesis

    • Resource ID: E8WrM1L8
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to write a persuasive text that includes a clear thesis with a position.

  6. Analyze Texts with Similar/Different Purposes

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

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

  7. Make Inferences in Informational/Expository Text

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

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

  8. Summarize Informational/Expository Text

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

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

  9. Literary Nonfiction

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

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

  10. Analyze Point of View in Literary Texts/Fiction

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L4
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to identify and understand an author’s choice of point of view, including limited versus omniscient and subjective versus objective.

  11. Poetic Forms

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L5
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to compare and contrast the relationship between the purpose and characteristics of different poetic forms.

  12. Understanding Poetry

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

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

  13. Analyze the Central Characters in Literary Text/Fiction

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L3
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how the central characters’ qualities influence them and resolution of the central conflict.

  14. Characters and Staging in Drama

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L7
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how playwrights characterize their protagonists and antagonists through the dialogue and staging of their plays.

  15. Spelling

    • Resource ID: E8WrM3L7
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

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

  16. Understanding Drama

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

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

  17. Simile and Metaphor

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L10
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to explain the effect of similes and extended metaphors in literary text.

  18. Imagery and Figurative Language (Grade 8)

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

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

  19. Find Connections Across Texts Including Other Media

    • Resource ID: E8RdM4L1
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to evaluate the role of media in focusing attention on events and informing opinions on issues as well as techniques used to create point of view, and how this impacts the audience.

  20. Subordinating Conjunctions

    • Resource ID: E8WrM3L2
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to use and understand the purpose of subordinating conjunctions.