Development of Central Ideas RI.8.2 | Walkout! Student Protests Article #8-1

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  1. Article of the Week Club, Grade 8 (8th Grade Nonfiction Articles + Activities)8th Grade Article of the Week Club is your solution for teaching ALL of the CCSS for Grade 8 Reading Informational Text! You’ll receive 25 nonfiction article + activity packs according to the schedule below. This includes
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Nonfiction Article of the Week Club, Article #8-1: Walkout!

This is the first in a set of 25 informational text articles + activity packs designed to teach ALL of the reading informational text standards for 8th grade in a fun, rigorous, and easy to implement solution!

Download this FREE resource today, and then click here to view the rest of the article + activity packs available via this growing bundle. Your students will love reading Walkout! and practicing skills, including text evidence, development of central ideas and supporting details, and integrating multiple sources.

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-original article written at the 8th grade level

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-professional audio recording of each article and modified article

-editable version of all activities and assessments

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More 8th Grade Articles and Activities

8-2: Write an Objective Summary (Colonization & Apartheid in South Africa w/Trevor Noah)

8-3: Analyze Connections in a Text (Modern Folklore: Urban Legends, Old Wives' Tales, & Superstitions - Paired Text for The Monkey's Paw)

8-4: Analyze Connections in a Text (Do Video Games Cause Violence?)

8-5: Review (The Disturbing History of Human Experimentation - Paired Text for Flowers for Algernon)

8-6: Figurative & Connotative Meaning (The Incredible Life of Louis Zamperini)

8-7: Analyze Word Choice, Allusion, Analogy (Arachnophobia)

8-8: Analyze Text Structure (The Strange Life of Edgar Allan Poe)

8-9: Analyze Text Structure (Maggots as Medicine)

8-10: Analyze Author's Point of View & Purpose (Instagram Influencers)

8-11: Conflicting Viewpoints (Surviving the Holocaust)

8-12: Review (Should You Eat Like a Caveman?)

8-13: MIDTERM Assessment Skills RI.8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6 (Man vs. Nature)

8-14: Evaluate Arguments, Claims, Irrelevant Info (Insects for Dinner?)

8-15: Evaluate Arguments, Claims, Irrelevant Info (9-11 Disease)

8-16: Evaluate Mediums (Text-Video) (The Battle of Mogadishu)

8-17: Conflicting Information & Interpretation RI.8.9 (Raw Cookie Dough)

8-18: Conflicting Information & Interpretation RI.8.9 (Paul Revere Truth Vs. Legend)

8-19: REVIEW of RI.8.7, RI.8.8, and RI.8.9 ('Oumuamua: A Messenger From Afar)

8-20: Citing Text Evidence RI.8.1 (When High School Football Turns Deadly)

8-21: Text Structure RI.8.5 and RL.8.5 w/Paired Poem (Teen Vaping Epidemic)

8-22: Test Prep/Standardized Test Practice

8-23: End of the Year Review ESCAPE ROOM / (Delayed School Start)

Total Pages
37 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Analyze a case in which two or more texts provide conflicting information on the same topic and identify where the texts disagree on matters of fact or interpretation.
Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


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