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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
Critically Thinking about What You See on the Web: Evaluating a Source
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This WebQuest has students examine how to search the internet wisely when researching and how to evaluate a source. Students choose one of five topics which has a variety of articles they read and evaluate. A final quiz evaluates their understanding.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Learning Task
Provider:
Ithaca College Library
Date Added:
12/28/2015
Evaluating the Format of Informational Text
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In this lesson, students will learn about a topic in three different text formats. They will then evaluate each format to determine the pros and cons. Students will also assess the credibility of each text.

Subject:
Reading Informational Text
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Utah Education Network
Date Added:
10/10/2017
The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
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Purdue Owl is a comprehensive style and grammar guide for all aspects of writing. The site offers over 200 free resources including:
Writing and Teaching WritingGrammar and MechanicsStyle GuidesESL (English as a Second Language)Job Search and Professional Writing
It is the best and most current resource for guidelines in citation, grammar, puncuation and other stylistic aspects of writing. It is best used to look up answers to speciific questions in regard to usage.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reference Material
Provider:
Purdue University
Date Added:
10/06/2015
Reading and Writing Arguments
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In this lesson, students read informational pieces about whether or not schools should teach cursive writing. They will evaluate the arguments presented and then choose a side of the issue. Finally, they will write their own arguments expressing their points of view.

Subject:
Reading Informational Text
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Utah Education Network
Date Added:
11/01/2017
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