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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

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Grade 8 Literacy - Week One

Printable Version - Week One Learning Board

8th Grade

Literacy

Week 1 March 30 - April 3

Literacy Objectives: Students will be able to:

 

  • Determine the author’s point of view and purpose for writing a text
  • Delineate and evaluate an argument
  • Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence

Pick one of the arguments and fill out the attached chart.

 

Schedule conflict

Best Baseball Team

Cheating or Not

Delineating an Argument Chart

 

IXL ELA 8

 

K1 Identifying a Thesis Statement

K2 Fact or Opinion

K3 Choose Evidence to Support a Claim

K4 Identify Supporting Details

Remember to complete each level at 100%

 

Newsela

What Kids Should Know About The Coronavirus

Celebrating Differences

Future of Zoos

Read an article of your choice and complete activities.

 

IXL ELA 8

 

Z1 Type of Sentence

Z5 Complete Sentence or Not

Z6 Complete Sentence or Run-on

Remember to complete each level at 100%

Screen Free

Go outside for a walk.  Look around you and make observations, take notes.  From your observations and notes, make a claim about something.  Write and illustrate an argument that you can use to support your claim.

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

 

Emojis  Research Emojis.  Create your own Emoji.  Design an flyer or create an advertisement that convinces others to select your Emoji

Write an argument convincing others to add your Emoji to the Emoji app.

YouTube Videos

 

Parts of an argument

Four Tips for Writing an argument

Structuring an argumentative essay

 

 

Assessments:

 

IXL

G3 Tracing an argument

C1 Identify Author’s Purpose

 

Summarize your learning for this week.

VOCABULARY

delineate – describe something precisely with accuracy and detail

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

author's point of view - how the author is presenting the text; what is the perspective of the author is presenting

author's purpose - the author’s reason or intent for writing

Links and Apps

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Clever

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