Daily Paragraph Editing, grade 8 reproducible teacher’s edition contains everything you need to lead targeted language lessons, including 176 reproducible student activity pages and corresponding teacher support.
The teacher’s edition includes the following “extras”:
scope and sequence chart
annotated answer key
reproducible language handbook
page of reproducible proofreading marks
editing checklist for students
Daily Paragraph Editing grade 8 provides 36 weeks of frequent, focused language practice to help your eighth graders learn the conventions of standard English grammar and usage. The concise daily activities are ideal “warm-up” exercises to begin your language arts block and are adaptable for small-group and whole-class instruction.
How it works: students apply grade-level language skills to correct a paragraph on Monday through Thursday; when read together, the four paragraphs form a cohesive composition. A writing prompt on Friday relates to the week’s four-paragraph composition and gives students the chance to apply the targeted language conventions.
The weekly compositions cover a broad range of expository and narrative writing forms, including:
nonfiction texts on grade-level social studies and science topics
biographies, book reviews, instructions, interviews, journal entries, and letters
fables, fantasy and science fiction, historical fiction, personal narratives,
and realistic fiction
Daily Paragraph Editing grade 8 covers grade-level skills such as:
quotations, salutations, and closings
incorrect use of capitals
names of people, places, and organizations
titles of books, magazines, movies, and songs
singular and plural forms
correct use of pronouns and adjectival and adverbial forms
colons, semicolons, and more!
identifying errors in spelling and in multiple-meaning words