8th and 9th Grade ELA

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By 8th and 9th Grade ELA
Students choose from a substantial list of argumentative prompts and craft thesis statements/claim statements for a grade. Students should write a statement that has a clear claim and reasons to support it, and that acknowledge the counterclaim. To
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Test Prep, Handouts, Assessment
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3.8
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By 8th and 9th Grade ELA
Students work on writing complete claims that have a clear statement of their opinion, provide supporting reasons, and acknowledge the counterclaims.
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Homework
$2.00
6 ratings
3.8
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By 8th and 9th Grade ELA
Handout for helping students evaluate thesis statements in persuasive writing. They learn to look for a clear claim, an acknowledgement of the counterclaim, and supporting reasons for their claim.
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
Handouts, Homework, Printables
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By 8th and 9th Grade ELA
Handout that shows students a number of options for effectively and correctly incorporating quoted text into their own writing.
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
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3.9
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By 8th and 9th Grade ELA
This is a creative activity designed to help students analyze the different perspectives and motivations of two characters during any given scene or section within a text. It asks them to draw what each character "sees" into a drawing of the
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$2.50
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By 8th and 9th Grade ELA
This packet contains a set of detailed close reading questions to help your students really get in there and analyze this wonderful novel, noticing all of the exceptional examples of author's craft and literary technique. The questions promote
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study
$10.00
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By 8th and 9th Grade ELA
Set of cards that represent the six things all good readers do when they read (strategies adopted from professional text). These can be used a number of ways - each student can get the whole set and hold up the one they need when they use a
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Clip Art
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By 8th and 9th Grade ELA
This activity is designed to help students think creatively about the major characters established in Act I of the play. Students are asked to design a "vanity plate" to capture something important about each character and support their design with
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$2.50
1 rating
4.0
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By 8th and 9th Grade ELA
This handout is designed to be placed in the brainstorming/prewriting phase of an analyitical writing piece. It asks students to write their thesis statement at the top to help them maintain focus on their main idea, and then choose four pieces of
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Handouts
$3.00
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By 8th and 9th Grade ELA
This packet contains 15 pages of very detailed literary analysis questions that will teach your students to read like a writer. The qeustions focus on intense close reading and can be used in a variety of configurations in your classroom -
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Writing-Essays, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Novel Study
$20.00
1 rating
4.0
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By 8th and 9th Grade ELA
This packet begins with a Readers Theater that provides background for a unit on Homer's The Odyssey. Your students will love performing this entertaining play before beginning a close literary analysis of the text. There are close reading questions
Subjects:
Literature, Writing-Essays, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study
$20.00
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