The Writing Academic Literacy Center Grade 8
provides full-year grade-level literacy center (station) lessons to help students practice writing skills and strategies.
Students cooperatively practice two focused writing activities twice-per-week. Each of these writing activities takes 10 minutes to complete in the 20-minute center.
The sentence revision lesson
includes quick, focused instruction and repetitive practice in precise word choice, sentence structure (grammar, usage, and syntax), and sentence variety (varied grammatical forms, sentence combining, sentence length, parallelism, etc.)
The literary response lesson
includes learning from accomplished writers. Teachers have used both expository and narrative mentor texts for years to model how writers communicate artfully and memorably. Typically, students respond to mentor texts in different rhetorical modes (rhetorical stance: voice, audience, purpose, and form) to develop their own writing style.
These lessons help students master the following Common Core State Standards:
Writing Anchor Standards
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Language Anchor Standards
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Simply put, these are the nuts and bolts of what we consider to be good writing.
All the literacy center support materials are included: Group Norms Poster, Leadership Roles Poster, Literacy Center Signs, Literacy Center Task Cards, and 10 Rotation Options. Plus, easy-to-follow directions to ensure your success.
You, your students, their parents, and your administrators will see noticeable improvement in your students' word choice, varied sentence structure, and writing style in with the Writing Academic Literacy Center.
Check out our six grade-level Academic Literacy Centers
These full-year, twice-per-week, twenty-minute literacy centers provide rigorous, CCSS standards-based instruction.
Grade-level Academic Literacy Centers
1. Reading Academic Literacy Center Grades 4−8
2. Writing Academic Literacy Center Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
3. Language Conventions Academic Literacy Center Grades 4−8
4. Vocabulary Academic Literacy Center Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
5. Spelling and Syllabication Academic Literacy Center Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
6. Study Skills Academic Literacy Center Grades 4−8
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Academic Literacy Center BUNDLES
Academic Literacy Centers Grade 4 BUNDLE
Academic Literacy Centers Grade 5 BUNDLE
Academic Literacy Centers Grade 6 BUNDLE
Academic Literacy Centers Grade 7 BUNDLE
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Also, check out our four Remedial Literacy Centers
. Each center provides comprehensive diagnostic and formative assessments with corresponding literacy center lessons. These full-year, 20-minute, twice-per-week remedial centers fit perfectly within the group rotations provided with the Academic Literacy Centers:
Remedial Literacy Centers
1. Remedial Spelling Literacy Center
2. Remedial Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics Literacy Center
3. Phonics Literacy Center
4. Sam and Friends Guided Reading Phonics Books
Make sure to check out the special value-priced Remedial Literacy Centers BUNDLE
. Help your students catch up
while they keep up
with grade-level instruction.
All 6 grade-level Academic Literacy Centers and all 4 Remedial Literacy Centers work nicely with the 10 literacy center rotations which you will see in your free download. Each rotation reflects four-days-per-week centers with 40, 60, 80, and 100-minute class time allocations. This is a flexible program; pick what works best for you and your students.
You and your students will love these literacy centers!