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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

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 Six

Printable Version of this lesson board in PDF format

8thGrade Literacy

Week 6 May 11-May 15

Weekly Packet

Literacy Objectives: Students will be able to:

  • cite textual evidence in literature and nonfiction.
  • analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the reader create effects as suspense or humor.
  • write a narrative to using descriptive and sensory details.

Lesson Activity
Nefertiti’s Tomb
Dialogue and Action
Jacob The Great
Characterization

Pick and article and complete the activities

Other Reading Activities
Dear Diary
The Emperor and the Assassin
A Viking Discovery
Lost and Found
Pick one article and complete the activities

IXL ELA 8 - Basic Skills
M2. Create Varied Sentences
N1 Identify Active and Passive Voice
N2 Rewrite the Sentence in Active Voice
Remember to complete each level at 100%

Screen Free
Write a story about people living on another planet, be specific and give a lot of detail about what everything looks like. Illustrate your story and share it with someone in your family.

Virtual Fieldtrip
Aquarium of the Pacific
Houston Zoo
Georgia Aquarium
Pick an animal from one of the above field trips and write a story about him/her using a lot of details.

Project-based Learning
Pick a natural phenomenon, rainbows, flash floods, Jack rabbit’s long ears, etc., and create a myth explaining why (why it happens, why an animal looks the way it does, etc.). Illustrate your story. Then read and present your story by video chat with a friend.

Assessments
Log onto School City and take one of the following:
8.RL.6 HL Formative
8.W.3abcde HL Formative

Vocabulary
Narrative—A story

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