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8th Grade Historical Literacy Units
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8th Grade Historical Literacy consists of two 43 minute class periods. Writing is one 43 minute block and reading is another. The teacher has picked themes based on social studies standards, and a read-aloud novel based on social studies serves as the mentor text for writing and reading skills. More social studies content is addressed in reading through teaching nonfiction reading skills and discussion. Standards reflect CCSS ELA, Reading, and Social Studies Standards for History.

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Education
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Author:
Jennifer Mortensen
Date Added:
08/02/2019
E reading Worksheets
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This resource offers ELA teachers over 100 exercises to teach a variety of Common Core lessons.  The following are included:  reading comprehesion, figurative language, genre, grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, point of view, text structure, and writing.  The exercises have standards attached, and often there is a power point to present the lesson.  It is also organized by grade level, making use for teachers extremely efficient.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Formative Assessment
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Provider:
EREADING WORKSHEETS
Date Added:
01/17/2017
Fraction Card Games
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This lesson plan is made up of three fractions card games for fourth grade students adapted from the traditional games we know as Concentration, Go Fish, and War. Student Outcomes include comparing two fractions with different numerators and/or denominators, and recognizing equivalent fractions. It includes simple game directions, questions to pose to students, possible student misconceptions, and the game cards that can be printed out and copied for student use.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Game
Provider:
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Date Added:
12/28/2015
Grade 8 ELA Module 4
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In this module, students analyze arguments and the evidence used to support arguments to determine whether sufficient evidence has been used and whether the evidence is relevant in support of the claim an author or speaker is making. They then research to gather evidence to make their own spoken and written arguments. Students will read Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma (930L), a literary non-fiction text about where food comes from and about making decisions about what food to buy and eat. They build background knowledge about what happens to food before it gets to the consumer, and the different choices the consumer can make when buying food while analyzing Michael Pollan’s arguments and the evidence he uses to support his claims. In Unit 2, students engage in a robust research project in which they further investigate the consequences of each of the food chains and the stakeholders affected in those food chains. To help students grapple with this issue, they use a decision-making process called “Stakeholder Consequences Decision-Making” (see the end of this document for details). This process will help students understand the implications of various choices, and will scaffold their ability to determine, based on evidence and their own values, to take a position on which food chain they would choose if they were trying to feed everyone in the US. Students finish the module by writing a position paper explaining which of Michael Pollan’s food chain they would choose to feed the US and why, and creating a poster stating their position. This task addresses NYSP12 ELA Standards RI.8.1,W.8.1, W.8.1a, W.8.1b, W.8.1c, W.8.1d, W.8.1e and W.8.9.

Subject:
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
10/04/2013
Persuasive Presentation
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This may be used as a way of having students present in a persuasive, true-to-life format.  It can be used as a business education/marketing format, as well as a way of having students persuade an audience through both speaking and using visual aids.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Computer Science
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Alternate Assessment
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N/A
Date Added:
02/07/2017
Zoom In
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Zoom In provides 18 guided lessons on historical events where students focus on reading primary and secondary documents closely, gathering evidence, and writing an argumentative or explanatory essay. Throughout the process students are asked to do the following:
Read documents closely and criticallyIdentify author's point of view and purposeEngage in higher-order, text-based discussionsWrite explanatory and argumentative essays grounded in evidence

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Formative Assessment
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Provider:
Zoom In
Date Added:
12/13/2016