Learn From Home

Learning resources brought to you by Tucson Unified's Curriculum and Instruction

Flori Huitt, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction | Heidi Aranda, Senior Director of Curriculum Development

We've provided a rich selection of free online learning sources in English language arts (ELA), math, science, and visual arts. These are organized by grade level. Click the grade level for your child to get started!

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This page contains a "menu" of lessons and activities for this week's learning at home. You will find the objectives: the specific skills that your child will be able to do. Then you will find a selection of lessons and activities which help your child master those skills. If you run into technical issues or other difficulties with any of these, simply move on and choose another. These activities fit into the Sample Dailly Schedule.

Please keep the following in mind:

  • Your child DOES NOT have to complete all activities listed for each subject.
  • Activities have been identified to give your child choice and variety.
  • Your child's teacher may suggest other activities more appropriate for your child.

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Grade 8 Literacy - Week Five

Printable Version of this lesson board in PDF format

8thGrade Literacy

Week 5 May 4-May 8

Weekly Packet

Literacy Objectives: Students will be able to:

  • cite textual evidence.
  • evaluate the evidence of an argument.
  • identify counterclaims and the evidence supporting same.
  • write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

Activities
Pick one of the arguments and fill out the attached chart.
Facebook
Course Scheduling
School Conflict

Delineating an Argument Chart

Scholastic/English Worksheetland
Fighting Fair
Saved By Selfies
The Skinny Dream
Read an article of your choice and complete activities.

Screen Free
Pick your favorite TV show or book and create a movie poster or brochure illustrating why it is the best of the best.

Virtual Fieldtrip
Take a tour of an exhibit. Write an argument explaining why it is the best exhibit.
American Museum of Natural History
The High Museum of Art
The Smithsonian Museum

Project-based Learning
Portal to the Universe Create your own device to take into space and create a presentation on why NASA should use your device. You can create it on SWAY, video tape it, create a brochure, use your imagination.

Assessments
IXL
G4 Vocabulary Review Trace an Argument

Write an argument about your favorite activity this week and why it is the best.

Vocabulary
Evaluate – to make a judgment about something based on evidence you gathered from analysis (analyzing a piece of text, for example.)

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