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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
Action Is Character: Exploring Character Traits with Adjectives
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This three-session lesson focuses on characterization. Students determine how a character's traits reveal particular character traits, using a list of adjectives as a guide. Then, they write descriptions of those characters. Characters from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone are used for modeling.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reference Material
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
12/28/2015
Rap with Poe
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This is a student activity that has groups or individual students creating a music video around an Edgar Allan Poe story.  They need to read a short story by Poe, summarize it in lyric form and then create a music video on WiVideo.  The grading rubric is included with the assignment as well as story suggestions.

Subject:
English Language Arts
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Alternate Assessment
Interactive
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Date Added:
02/07/2017
Teaching Students About Copyright And Fair Use
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Students explore the legal and ethical dimensions of respecting creative work. First, they learn a basic foundation of legal principles and vocabulary related to copyright. They understand how such factors as the rules of copyright law, the values and intent of the original creator, and the audience and purpose should affect their decisions about using the creative work of others. Using the Mad Men Student Handout, students then apply these principles to a simulation activity in which they act as advertising executives who have to choose a photo for an ad campaign.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Informational Text
Speaking and Listening
Information and Technology Literacy
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Nichole Niebur
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Date Added:
03/10/2019