Writing Openers Language Application Grade 8

Writing Openers Language Application Grade 8
Writing Openers Language Application Grade 8
Writing Openers Language Application Grade 8
Writing Openers Language Application Grade 8
Writing Openers Language Application Grade 8
Writing Openers Language Application Grade 8
Writing Openers Language Application Grade 8
Writing Openers Language Application Grade 8
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Writing Openers Language Application Grade 8 provides 56 whole-class, twice-per-week “quick writes,” designed to help students learn, practice, and apply grade-level grammar, usage, mechanics, sentence structure, and sentence variety Standards. The Common Core authors are certainly right that grammar should not be taught solely in isolation. Grammatical instruction needs to be taught in the reading and writing contexts and applied in spoken and written language.

Each of the 56 lessons takes about 5­-10 minutes to complete. Lessons are derived from the Conventions of Standard English (L. 1, 2), Knowledge and Use of Language Standards (L. 3), and the Language Progressive Skills found in the Common Core State Standards Language Strand. The lessons help students “Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening” (Common Core Language Strand Knowledge of Language). In other words, lots of practice in sentence revision, sentence combination, and identification of and application of grammar.

The lessons are formatted for classroom display and interactive instruction. The teacher reads and explains the Lesson Focus and Example(s) while students follow along on their own accompanying worksheet. Next, the students annotate the Lesson Focus and summarize the Key Idea(s). Afterwards, the students complete the Practice Section (sentence combining, sentence revisions). Finally, students complete the My Own Sentence writing task. The My Own Sentence serves as the formative assessment to determine whether students have mastered the Lesson Focus.

These "quick writes" correspond to and help students practice the grammar and mechanics (language conventions) lessons found in Teaching Grammar and Mechanics Grade 8.

Writing Openers Language Application (Grade 8) Lessons

1 Delete the Unnecessary “Here” and “There” Words
2 Specific Proper Nouns
3 Delete the Unnecessary “It”
4 Pronoun Sentence Opener
5 Delete Circumlocutions
6 Adjective Sentence Opener
7 Substitute Adjectives for Adjective Phrases
8 Verb before the Subject Sentence Opener
9 Change “To Be” to Active Verbs
10 Adverb Sentence Opener
11 Parallel Coordinating Conjunctions
12 Prepositional Phrase Sentence Opener
13 Parallel Correlative Conjunctions
14 Complete Subject Sentence Opener
15 Delete Paired Redundancies
16 Direct Object Sentence Opener
17 Compound Sentences
18 Compound Subject Sentence Opener
19 Complex Sentences
20 Noun Clause Sentence Opener
21 Compound-Complex Sentences
22 Gerund Sentence Opener
23 Change Clauses to Phrases
24 Gerund Phrase Sentence Opener
25 Change Complex Words to Simple Words
26 Nominative Absolute Sentence Opener
27 Make Items in a List Parallel
28 Adjectival Clause Sentence Opener
29 Parallel Structures
30 Adjectival Phrase Sentence Opener
31 Helping Verb Deletions
32 Past Participle Sentence Opener
33 Eliminate Dangling Modifiers
34 Past Participial Phrase Sentence Opener
35 Eliminate Squinting Modifiers
36 Present Participle Sentence Opener
37 Change Nominalizations to Verbs
38 Present Participial Phrase Sentence Opener
39 Rearrange in Chronological Order
40 Transition Word Sentence Opener
41 Delete Redundant Categories
42 Progressive Verb Sentence Opener
43 Delete Redundant Categories
44 Perfect Participle Sentence Opener
45 Make Noun Constructions Parallel
46 Infinitive Sentence Opener
47 Combine Short, Choppy Sentences Using Coordination
48 Infinitive Phrase Sentence Opener
49 Change Imprecise Words to Precise Words
50 Continuous Infinitive Sentence Opener
51 Change Passive to Active Voice
52 Relative Adverb Clause Sentence Opener
53 Combine Choppy Sentences Using Relative Clauses
54 Adverbial Clause Sentence Opener
55 Change Adjectives Preceding Nouns to Appositives
56 Adverbial Clause Sentence Opener

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