The Definition Essay
Monday- Overview of Definition Essay RubricComplete Graphic Organizer provided by the teacher.
Wednesday– Begin your first draft
Thursday- Learning Commons Visit, First Draft Proofread and Peer Edit
Friday– Final Essay Due & Unit 1 Vocabulary Test
Historical Heroes Examples (Definition Strategies)
8th Grade ELA continues to read and examine how authors use the example definition strategy, as they analyze poetry and a narrative excerpt about the life of Frederick Douglas, an American Slave. Students will compare the texts and analyze how structure contributes to meaning. They will also use context clues to determine meaning of unknown words, as they read.
This week students will begin working on their graphic organizer to develop ideas for their Definition Essay. We will review appropriate applying transitions and embedded quotations to create coherence in writing. These skills will also be part of their essay.
Wednesday, we will be taking a Touchstone assessment for Unit 1.
Learning Targets for this week:
Students will overview the requirements for their next embedded assessment, a definition essay. They will:
Additionally, students will read and analyze "A Man," poem by Nina Cassian. As they read, students will focus on:
The following link can assist with the analysis of the poem: A Man
PSAT Testing - Friday October 11, 2019 morning
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Milestones Study Guide
Skill Practice : studentID@ecms
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