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Eighth grade language arts is organized into two large sections:

  1. Language Arts - 134 Activities
  2. Language Arts Extensions - 82 Activities
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8th Grade Language Arts Lesson Plans
Total Activities: 134

non-scored activity Non-Scored scored activity Scored worksheet Worksheet answer key Answer Key quiz Quiz
Chapter 1: "Vocabulary Skills"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Synonyms: The student will demonstrate knowledge by determining the meaning of synonyms from grade level appropriate vocabulary, by correctly choosing a given word or phrase that means the same thing, in reading activities that incorporate explicit instruction and application. Synonyms: Interactive Guided Instruction nonscored R8002
Synonyms: Quiz 1 scored R8003
Synonyms: Let Me Practice nonscored R8004
Synonyms: Quiz 2 scored R8005
Antonyms: The student will demonstrate knowledge by determining the meaning of antonyms from grade level appropriate vocabulary, by correctly choosing a given word or phrase that means the opposite, in reading activities that incorporate explicit instruction and application. Antonyms: Interactive Guided Instruction nonscored R8007
Antonyms: Quiz 1 scored R8008
Antonyms: Let Me Practice nonscored R8009
Antonyms: Quiz 2 scored R8010
Prefixes: The student will be able to analyze and determine the correct meaning of a word, based on the prefix of the root word or how the prefix is used in the context of a passage. Prefixes: Interactive Guided Instruction nonscored R8012
Prefixes: Quiz 1 scored R8013
Prefixes: Let Me Practice nonscored R8014
Prefixes: Quiz 2 scored R8015
Suffixes: The student will be able to analyze and determine the correct meaning of a word, based on the suffix of the root word or how the suffix is used in the context of a passage. Suffixes: Interactive Guided Instruction nonscored R8017
Suffixes: Quiz 1 scored R8018
Suffixes: Let Me Practice nonscored R8019
Suffixes: Quiz 2 scored R8020
Homophones: The student will be able to identify and select the appropriate homophone or word that sounds the same, based on the context of a passage which fits the best meaning of the given word or phrase. Homophones: Interactive Guided Instruction nonscored R8022
Homophones: Quiz 1 scored R8023
Homophones: Let Me Practice nonscored R8024
Homophones: Quiz 2 scored R8025
Idioms: The student will be able to identify and analyze the author's use of idioms, based on the context of a passage and how these expressions are used in literal and interpretative information. Idioms: Interactive Guided Instruction nonscored R8027
Idioms: Quiz 1 scored R8028
Idioms: Let Me Practice nonscored R8029
Idioms: Quiz 2 scored R8030
Latin and Greek Roots: The student will be able to identify and determine the meaning of unknown words, based on the understanding of Latin and Greek roots. Greek and Latin Root Words: Interactive Guided Instruction nonscored R8032
Greek and Latin Root Words: Quiz 1 scored R8033
Greek and Latin Root Words: Let Me Practice nonscored R8034
Greek and Latin Root Words: Quiz 2 scored R8035


Chapter 2: "Process Skills: Think Alouds"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Think Aloud Level 1: Use the reading comprehension process skills of summarizing, predicting, visualizing, questioning, and clarifying with extensive scaffolding and support, through think aloud prompts. Think Aloud - Level 1 - Part 1 (fiction) nonscored R8107
Think Aloud - Level 1 - Part 2 (nonfiction) nonscored R8108
Think Aloud - Level 1 - Part 3 (poetry) nonscored R8109
Think Aloud - Level 1 - Part 4 (fiction) nonscored R8110
Think Aloud Level 2: Use the reading comprehension process skills of summarizing, predicting, visualizing, questioning, and clarifying with scaffolding and support, through think aloud prompts. Think Aloud - Level 2 - Part 1 (fiction) nonscored R8111
Think Aloud - Level 2 - Part 2 (nonfiction) nonscored R8112
Think Aloud - Level 2 - Part 3 (fiction) nonscored R8113
Think Aloud Level 3: Use the reading comprehension process skills of summarizing, predicting, visualizing, questioning, and clarifying to independently read and comprehend texts with minimal think aloud support. Think Aloud - Level 3 - Part 1 (nonfiction) nonscored R8114
Think Aloud - Level 3 - Part 2 (narrative) nonscored R8115


Chapter 3: "Comprehension"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Summarizing: Make a summary, paraphrase, or synthesize information from two or more literary or expository texts. Summarizing: Interactive Guided Instruction nonscored R8041
Summarizing: Quiz 1 scored R8042
Summarizing: Quiz 2 scored R8043
Plot: Analyze and explain the impact of characters and settings within the plot of literary text(s), and how these relationships affect the central conflict leading to the climax and resolution. Plot: Interactive Guided Instruction nonscored R8104
Plot: Quiz 1 scored R8105
Plot: Quiz 2 scored R8106
Plot, Character and Setting: Identify the ways major and minor conflicts affect character's actions by comparing and contrasting actions, setting(s), symbolism, and plot from various literary texts. Plot, Character and Setting: Interactive Guided Instruction nonscored R8098
Plot, Character and Setting: Quiz 1 scored R8099
Plot, Character and Setting: Quiz 2 scored R8100
Main Idea & Supporting Details - Non-Fiction: Identify, summarize, or explain the main idea(s) using the supporting details in an expository text. Main Idea/Supporting Details-Non-Fiction: Interactive Guided Instruction nonscored R8045
Main Idea/Supporting Details-Non-Fiction: Quiz 1 scored R8046
Main Idea/Supporting Details-Non-Fiction: Quiz 2 scored R8047
Main Idea and Theme - Fiction: Identify, summarize, or explain the main idea(s) or theme(s) using the supporting details and symbolism in a literary text. Theme & Main Idea-Fiction: Interactive Guided Instruction nonscored R8049
Theme & Main Idea-Fiction: Quiz 1 scored R8050
Theme & Main Idea-Fiction: Quiz 2 scored R8051
Charts and Graphs: Read, interpret and make predictions using charts, graphs, diagrams, maps or other graphic representations. Interpreting Charts & Graphs: Interactive Guided Instruction nonscored R8092
Interpreting Charts & Graphs: Quiz 1 scored R8093
Interpreting Charts & Graphs: Quiz 2 scored R8094
Cause and Effect: Identify cause and effect relationships that involve characters and events, and distinguishing cause from effect in literary and expository texts. Cause and Effect: Interactive Guided Instruction nonscored R8095
Cause and Effect: Quiz 1 scored R8096
Cause and Effect: Quiz 2 scored R8097
Authors Purpose: Identify and use knowledge of the author's purpose by analyzing how the literary techniques of mood and tone affects author's perspective and contributes to the comprehension of a literary or expository text. Author's Purpose: Interactive Guided Instruction nonscored R8053
Author's Purpose: Quiz 1 scored R8054
Author's Purpose: Quiz 2 scored R8055
Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions: Use knowledge, information, and ideas from literary texts, expository texts, or from multiple sources to make inferences about the text(s) (e.g., make inferences, draw conclusions, make generalizations, infer sequence of events, and infer a character's feelings.) Inferencing: Interactive Guided Instruction nonscored R8037
Inferencing: Quiz 1A scored R8038
Inferencing: Quiz 2A scored R8039
Compare and Contrast: Compare and contrast information and ideas within a text or between two or more texts (literary or expository), including metaphors and point of view. Compare and Contrast: Interactive Guided Instruction nonscored R8080
Compare and Contrast: Quiz 1 scored R8081
Compare and Contrast: Quiz 2 scored R8082


Chapter 4: "State Simulation Assessments"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
State Simulation Test: Students will demonstrate knowledge of comprehension skills on grade level appropriate literary and expository passages, with questions that simulate a high-stakes assessment. State Simulation Test 1 (reading comprehension skills) scored R8116
State Simulation Test 2 (reading comprehension skills) scored R8117
State Simulation Test 3 (reading comprehension skills) scored R8118


Chapter 5: "Surviving the Applewhites - ILA"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Before Reading: Through an exploratory activity, the student will acquire background information that will set the stage for the anchor piece, an excerpt from the realistic fiction novel Surviving the Applewhites. The student will develop vocabulary through the use of a literature-based glossary and an interactive assessment activity that focuses on correctly identifying a vocabulary word with its definition. The student will also respond to a prewriting prompt. Background (Surviving the Applewhites) nonscored 8268
Being Different/Farm Life (writing) 8269 odyssey
Vocabulary (Surviving the Applewhites) scored 8270
During Reading: The student will achieve comprehension by reading an excerpt from the realistic fiction novel Surviving the Applewhites with emphasis on vocabulary and fluency. The student will be assessed on their comprehension of the literature selection by answering questions about making inferences, drawing conclusions, sequence, characterization, recalling details, cause and effect, point of view, compare/contrast, summarizing, and the impact of setting on character. Literature: Surviving the Applewhites Part 1 nonscored 8271
Comprehension Check 1: Surviving the Applewhites scored 8272
Literature: Surviving the Applewhites Part 2 nonscored 8273
Comprehension Check 2: Surviving the Applewhites scored 8274
After Reading: The student will use a variety of strategies to comprehend reading selections and be assessed on vocabulary contained in the literature selection. The student will analyze and evaluate the literature piece by responding to literary response and analysis prompts. Through a comprehension activity that incorporates direct instruction, a practice, and an assessment component, the student will focus on how dialogue is used to develop characters and mood in the selection. A reteach component provides a different instructional modality for students who need additional direct instruction on the characterization and mood objective. Vocabulary Check: Surviving the Applewhites scored 8275
Character's Actions (writing) 8276 odyssey
Comprehension: Surviving the Applewhites (dialogue and characters) scored 8277
Writing Application: Through a series of writing activities that incorporate direct instruction, a practice, and an assessment component, the student will focus on writing a persuasive composition that states a clear position in support of a proposal as it relates to a college application essay. The student will respond to prompts to write a college application essay of his or her own. Writing Application Instruction (college application essay) nonscored 8279
Writing Application Assessment (college application essay) scored 8280
Persuasive College Essay (writing) 8281 odyssey


Chapter 6: "Ruthies Journal - ILA"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Before Reading: Through an exploratory activity, the student will acquire background information that will set the stage for the anchor piece, the short story Ruthie's Journal. The student will develop vocabulary through the use of a literature-based glossary and an interactive assessment activity that focuses on correctly identifying a vocabulary word with its definition. The student will also respond to a prewriting prompt. Background (Ruthie's Journal) nonscored 8283
Itinerary/Journal Entries (writing) 8284 odyssey
Vocabulary (Ruthie's Journal) scored 8285
During Reading: The student will achieve comprehension by reading the short story Ruthie's Journal with emphasis on vocabulary and fluency. The student will be assessed on their comprehension of the literature selection by answering questions about author's purpose, mood, summarizing, recognizing main idea, recalling details, supporting details, theme, characterization, point of view, and cause and effect. Literature: Ruthie's Journal Part 1 nonscored 8286
Comprehension Check 1: Ruthie's Journal scored 8287
Literature: Ruthie's Journal Part 2 nonscored 8288
Comprehension Check 2: Ruthie's Journal scored 8289
After Reading: The student will use a variety of strategies to comprehend reading selections and be assessed on vocabulary contained in the literature selection. The student will analyze and evaluate the literature piece by responding to literary response and analysis prompts. Through a comprehension activity that incorporates direct instruction, a practice, and an assessment component, the student will focus on identifying text that uses sequencing or other types of logical order in the selection. A reteach component provides a different instructional modality for students who need additional direct instruction on the sequence of events objective. Vocabulary Check: Ruthie's Journal scored 8290
Problems While Traveling (writing) 8291 odyssey
Comprehension: Ruthie's Journal (sequencing) scored 8292
Writing Application: Through a series of writing activities that incorporate direct instruction, a practice, and an assessment component, the student will focus on writing an informational report that develops a topic with simple facts, details, examples and explanations as it relates to a travel article. The student will respond to a prompt to write a travel article of his or her own. Writing Application Instruction (informational report) nonscored 8294
Writing Application Assessment (informational report) scored 8295
Travel Article (writing) 8296 odyssey


Chapter 7: "Shipwreck - ILA"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Before Reading: Through an exploratory activity, the student will acquire background information that will set the stage for the anchor piece, an excerpt from Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World. The student will develop vocabulary through the use of a literature-based glossary and an interactive assessment activity that focuses on correctly identifying a vocabulary word with its definition. The student will also respond to a prewriting prompt. Background (Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World) nonscored 8313
Survival and Leadership (writing) 8314 odyssey
Vocabulary (Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World) scored 8315
During Reading: The student will achieve comprehension by reading an excerpt from the true story Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance with emphasis on vocabulary and fluency. The student will be assessed on their comprehension of the literature selection by answering questions about making inferences, personification, sequence, impact of plot on characters, cause and effect, theme, mood, supporting details, drawing conclusions, and utilizing analogy. Literature: Shipwreck Part 1 nonscored 8316
Comprehension Check 1: Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World scored 8317
Literature: Shipwreck Part 2 nonscored 8318
Comprehension Check 2: Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World scored 8319
After Reading: The student will use a variety of strategies to comprehend reading selections and be assessed on vocabulary contained in the literature selection. The student will analyze and evaluate the literature piece by responding to literary response and analysis prompts. Through a comprehension activity that incorporates direct instruction, a practice, and an assessment component, the student will focus on identifying and summarizing main and supporting ideas in the selection. A reteach component provides a different instructional modality for students who need additional direct instruction on the summarization objective. Vocabulary Check: Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World scored 8320
Day in the Life/Feelings (writing) 8321 odyssey
Comprehension: Shipwreck (summarizing) scored 8322
Writing Application: Through a series of writing activities that incorporate direct instruction, a practice, and an assessment component, the student will focus on writing a cover letter and will respond to a prompt where they will write his or her own. Writing Application Instruction (resume cover letter) nonscored 8324
Writing Application Assessment (resume cover letter) scored 8325
Cover Letter (writing) 8326 odyssey


Chapter 8: "19 Varieties of Gazelle - ILA"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Before Reading: Through an exploratory activity, the student will acquire background information that will set the stage for the anchor piece, a series of poems from the book 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East. The student will develop vocabulary through the use of a literature-based glossary and an interactive assessment activity that focuses on correctly identifying a vocabulary word with its definition. The student will also respond to a prewriting prompt. Background (19 Varieties of Gazelle) nonscored 8298
Narrative/Descriptive Words (writing) 8299 odyssey
Vocabulary (19 Varieties of Gazelle) scored 8300
During Reading: The student will achieve comprehension by reading poems from 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East with emphasis on vocabulary and fluency. The student will be assessed on their comprehension of the literature selection by answering questions about main idea, cause and effect, symbolism, making inferences, mood, tone, point of view, and literary technique. Literature: 19 Varieties of Gazelle Part 1 nonscored 8301
Comprehension Check 1: 19 Varieties of Gazelle scored 8302
Literature: 19 Varieties of Gazelle Part 2 nonscored 8303
Comprehension Check 2: 19 Varieties of Gazelle scored 8304
After Reading: The student will use a variety of strategies to comprehend reading selections and be assessed on vocabulary contained in the literature selection. The student will analyze and evaluate the literature piece by responding to literary response and analysis prompts. Through a comprehension activity that incorporates direct instruction, a practice, and an assessment component, the student will focus on identifying and analyzing themes in the selection. A reteach component provides a different instructional modality for students who need additional direct instruction on theme. Vocabulary Check: 19 Varieties of Gazelle scored 8305
Poetry Inspiration/Feeling (writing) 8306 odyssey
Comprehension: 19 Varieties of Gazelle (theme) scored 8307
Writing Application: Through a series of writing activities that incorporate direct instruction, a practice, and an assessment component, the student will focus on free verse poetry. The student will respond to prompts to write a free verse poem of his or her own. Writing Application Instruction (poetry) nonscored 8309
Writing Application Assessment (poetry) scored 8310
Free Verse Poem (writing) 8311 odyssey


Chapter 9: "True North - ILA"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Before Reading: Through an exploratory activity, the student will acquire background information that will set the stage for the anchor piece, an excerpt from the historical fiction novel True North. The student will develop vocabulary through the use of a literature-based glossary and an interactive assessment activity that focuses on correctly identifying a vocabulary word with its definition. The student will also respond to a prewriting prompt. Background ( True North) nonscored 8328
Vocabulary (True North) scored 8330
During Reading: The student will achieve comprehension by reading an excerpt from the historical fiction novel True North: A Novel of the Underground Railroad with emphasis on vocabulary and fluency. The student will be assessed on their comprehension of the literature selection by answering questions about the impact of setting, drawing conclusions, characterization, making inferences, cause and effect, supporting details, author's purpose, recognizing main idea, point of view, and impact of setting on character. Literature: True North Part 1 nonscored 8331
Comprehension Check 1: True North scored 8332
Literature: True North Part 2 nonscored 8333
Comprehension Check 2: True North scored 8334
After Reading: The student will use a variety of strategies to comprehend reading selections and be assessed on vocabulary contained in the literature selection. The student will analyze and evaluate the literature piece by responding to literary response and analysis prompts. Through a comprehension activity that incorporates direct instruction, a practice, and an assessment component, the student will focus on identifying and analyzing text that uses compare and contrast in the selection. A reteach component provides a different instructional modality for students who need additional direct instruction on the compare and contrast objective. Vocabulary Check: True North scored 8335
Facing Fears (writing) 8336 odyssey
Comprehension: True North (compare and contrast) scored 8337
Writing Application: Through a series of writing activities that incorporate direct instruction, a practice, and an assessment component, the student will focus on writing a biographical or autobiographical narrative or short story that relates a clear, coherent incident, event or situation by using well-chosen details. The student will respond to a prompt to write a biography of his or her own. Writing Application Instruction (biographical/ autobiographical) nonscored 8339
Writing Application Assessment (biographical/ autobiographical) scored 8340
Biography (writing) 8341 odyssey

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8th Grade Language Arts Extensions Lesson Plans
Total Activities: 82

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Chapter 1: "How-to Articles - Extension"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
How Style, Tone, Mood Affects Text: Students will understand the fundamentals of cartooning, examine various types of cartoon illustrations, learn drawing techniques for created animated figures, and finally, create a cartoon drawing of their own. Creative Cartooning I (reading comprehension) scored 8144
Creative Cartooning II (drawing cartoons) nonscored 8145
Use Prewriting Strategies: Students will learn about artificial offshore island and floating island, build a model of an artificial offshore island, and write a plan for an artificial offshore island design. Science to the Rescue I (comprehension: context clues) scored 8146
Science to the Rescue II (artificial offshore island design) scored 8147
Make Word Choices Using Context: Student will learn about masks throughout history, study the uses of masks, and review mask materials and designs to construct and decorate a mask. How to Make a Mask I (comprehension: comparisons) scored 8148
How to Make a Mask II (design a mask) nonscored 8149


Chapter 2: "Informational Articles - Extension"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Main Idea and Supporting Details: Students will learn about the different components of the eye and how it works, and explore the importance of our physical senses. The Eye and How It Works I (reading comprehension) scored 8150
The Eye and How It Works II (reading comprehension) scored 8151
Use Prewriting Strategies: physical senses. Use Prewriting Strategies Students will read about 19th century games, parties, celebrations, and holidays. They will also describe their own family celebrations and traditions or write about traveling in a 19th century wagon train. Children of the Wild West I (main idea and supporting details) scored 8152
Children of the Wild West II (writing: descriptive) scored 8153
Make Word Choices Using Context: Students will learn how we taste and smell flavors, study the elements of flavor, and describe an appealing food or conduct a food survey. Favorite Flavors (comprehension: interpret graphs) scored 8154


Chapter 3: "Events in the News - Extension"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Use Info. to Form/Explain Question: Students will identify the author's purpose or viewpoint expressed in a passage, make predictions and judgments about the effects of Hurricane Andrew, and use imagination and writing skills to develop a story line. Seeing Andrew's Destruction I (reading comprehension) scored 8156
Seeing Andrew's Destruction II (writing: narrative) nonscored 8157
Main Idea and Supporting Details: Students will study political pioneers, learn about the political struggles of women and minorities, and learn about the importance of wise voting in a democracy. They will then write about the qualities of a good national leader. Political Pioneers I (reading comprehension) scored 8158
Political Pioneers II (writing prompt) scored 8159
Identify Characteristics of Genres: Students will learn about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and it's architect, Maya Lin. They will then design a monument for their school or write about the Lincoln Memorial. The Vision of Maya Ying Lin I (comprehension: research) scored 8160
The Vision of Maya Ying Lin II (writing) nonscored 8161


Chapter 4: "Short Stories - Extension"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Make Inferences/Draw Conclusions: Students will recall and interpret details of the story to make predictions and inferences, identify similes, and make judgments and assessments based on the information in the story. They will then write a persuasive paragraph about the pros and cons. Thank You, Uncle Louis I (reading comprehension) scored 8162
Thank You, Uncle Louis II (writing) nonscored 8163
Explain Effect of Literary Devices: Students will identify setting and mood of a ghost story, make judgments and assessments based on the story content, and develop a ghost story using specific characters and details. Pony Tail and Poodle Skirt I (comprehension: setting & mood) scored 8164
Pony Tail and Poodle Skirt II (writing) nonscored 8165
Study Character Traits and Motives: Students will read the 19th century Louisa May Alcott story, Dr. Dorn's Revenge, and study character traits and motives and the inability to buy happiness. Students will then write the story's conclusion or about decision making and character building. Dr. Dorn's Revenge I (comprehension: character) scored 8166
Dr. Dorn's Revenge II (writing) scored 8167


Chapter 5: "Poetry - Extension"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Cause-and-Effect Relationships: Students will determine purpose and main idea of 1915 poem, The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost; study lyrical elements of a poem; and study the purpose and main ideas of poems. They will then evaluate their decisions and explain their choices. The Road Not Taken I (elements of lyrical poetry) scored 8170
The Road Not Taken II (writing) nonscored 8171
Make Inferences/Draw Conclusions: Students will analyze a Langston Hughes poem, Mother to Son. They will make judgments and draw conclusions based on interpretation of detail. Students will then write a poem using elements of free verse. Mother to Son I (elements of free verse poetry) scored 8172
Use Word Origins and Derivations: Students will read and analyze the 1819 Percy Bysshe Shelley poem, Ode to the West Wind. They will then study the literary devices: simile, metaphor, and personification. Finally, students will study colorful color words and write a nature "ode". Ode to the West Wind I (literary devices in poetry) scored 8174
Ode to the West Wind II (writing: poetry) nonscored 8175
Elements of Character Develop.: Students will analyze the poem, The Old Man's Lazy, by Mohawk Indian writer Peter Blue Cloud. The students will learn about implication and inference, and study literary devices. The students will then write about an inanimate object or write a story. The Old Man's Lazy I (literary devices in poetry) scored 8176
The Old Man's Lazy II (narrative: writing) nonscored 8177


Chapter 6: "Persuasive Readings - Extension"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Make Inferences/Draw Conclusions: Students will analyze President John F. Kennedy's January 1961 inaugural address, make inferences, draw conclusions, and predict outcomes based on the wording. They students will then compose a letter to the President of the United States. Inaugural Address: JFK I (analyze a speech) scored 8178
Inaugural Address: JFK II (writing: letter or speech) nonscored 8179
Define Main Points of Reading: Students will learn about the health risks associated with steroid use in our society, make inferences and conclusions about the main points in the article, and write a speech about the dangers of taking steroids or create a bumper sticker. Pumped Up I (comprehension: draw conclusions) scored 8180
Pumped Up II (writing) nonscored 8181
Identify Supporting Evidence: Students will read an article on the tobacco industry's manipulation and marketing ploys, identify the use of supportive evidence in persuasive writing and then write a persuasive product advertisement or a campaign against tobacco. A Product That Kills I (reading comprehension) scored 8182
A Product That Kills II (writing: persuasive) nonscored 8183


Chapter 7: "Accurate use of apostrophes - Extension"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Use Rules for Possessive Nouns: Students will learn the rules for forming and using possessive nouns, choose possessive nouns to complete sentences, and differentiate between nouns with shared and separate ownership. Possessive Nouns I nonscored 8184
Possessive Nouns II scored 8185
Place Apostrophes Correctly: Students will learn rules for apostrophes, identify words needing apostrophes, and place apostrophes correctly. Apostrophes I scored 8186
Apostrophes II scored 8187


Chapter 8: "Apply spelling conventions - Extension"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Verb Forms, Adverbs, Colons, and Semicolons: Students will learn rules for comparative and superlative adverbs, and determine adverb forms to complete sentences. Comparative/Superlative Adverbs I scored 8188
Comparative/Superlative Adverbs II scored 8189
Infinitives, Confusing Words, and Modifiers: Students will learn commonly misspelled and misused words, choose homophones to complete sentences, and identify and correct spelling or usage errors in sentences. Confusing Words I (homophones) scored 8190
Confusing Words II (homophones) scored 8191
Relative Pronouns, Adjectives, and Adverbs: Students will learn rules for comparative and superlative adjectives, determine comparative and superlative forms, choose adjectives to complete sentences, and find errors with adjectives of degree. Comparative/Superlative Adjectives I nonscored 8192
Comparative/Superlative Adjectives II scored 8193
Use Spelling Rules: Students will learn spelling rules and combinations for vowels and consonants, and study exceptions to spelling rules and identify misspelled words. Vowels and Consonants I (spelling rules) scored 8194
Vowels and Consonants II (spelling rules) scored 8195
Use Structural Units in Words: Students will study spelling rules for plural words, prefixes, suffixes, and words ending in consonants. They will also learn about structural units in words and exceptions to spelling rules. Structural Units in Words I (spelling rules) nonscored 8196
Structural Units in Words II (spelling rules) scored 8197


Chapter 9: "Strategies to edit written work - Extension"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Commas, Subject Verb Agreement, Parallel Structure: Students will learn rules for commas, place commas correctly, recognize correct use of commas, and identify sentence elements. Commas in Sentences I nonscored 8198
Commas in Sentences II scored 8199
End Punctuation, Commas, and Conjunctions, I: Students will learn the rules for using periods, question marks, and exclamation points. They will also identify and correct punctuation errors in sentences. Periods, Question/Exclamation Mark I scored 8200
Periods, Question/Exclamation Mark II scored 8201
Recognize Correct Capitalization: Students will learn the rules for capitalization. Students will also identify, correct, and use capitalization correctly in sentences. Capitalization I nonscored 8202
Capitalization II scored 8203
Place Quotation Marks Correctly: Students will learn the rules for quotation marks, place quotation marks correctly, and identify errors with quotation marks and punctuation. Quotation Marks I nonscored 8204
Quotation Marks II scored 8205
Fragments/Run-ons/Nouns/Colons/Complex Sentences: Students will learn rules for colons and semicolons, and determine whether sentences need colons or semicolons. Colons and Semicolons I nonscored 8206
Colons and Semicolons II scored 8207
Pronouns, Gerunds, Dashes/Hyphens/Parentheses, II: Students will learn the rules for using dashes, hyphens, and parenthesis. Students will also determine the correct hyphenation of words. Dashes, Hyphens, Parentheses I nonscored 8208
Dashes, Hyphens, Parentheses II scored 8209
Proofreading: Punctuation, Usage, Capitalization: Students will recognize proofreading marks, learn grammar rules, and study punctuation rules for end punctuation, commas, and apostrophes. Punctuation and Usage I (proofreading) nonscored 8210
Punctuation and Usage II (proofreading) scored 8211
Proofread Capitalization errors: Students will learn capitalization rules for salutation and complimentary closing letters; capitalization rules for titles and quotations; and proofread and correct capitalization errors. Proofreading: Capitalization I scored 8212
Proofreading: Capitalization II scored 8213


Chapter 10: "Use infinitives and participles - Extension"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Prepositions and Infinitives: Students will learn the rules for forming and using infinitives and infinitive phrases. Students will then differentiate between infinitive phrases and prepositional phrases, as well as identify the functions of infinitive phrases. Infinitive Phrases I scored 8214
Infinitive Phrases II scored 8215


Chapter 11: "Use parts of speech correctly - Extension"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Rules for Demonstrative Adjectives and Pronouns: Students will learn rules for demonstrative adjectives and pronouns. Students will then differentiate between and choose demonstratives in sentences. Demonstrative Adjective/Pronouns I nonscored 8216
Demonstrative Adjective/Pronouns II scored 8217
Modified Words: Students will learn rules for modifiers, differentiate between modifiers, and identify modified words. Dangling Modifiers I scored 8218
Dangling Modifiers II scored 8219
Verb Forms, Adverbs, Colons, and Semicolons: Students will learn the rules for progressive verbs, choose progressive verbs to complete sentences, and differentiate between verb tenses. Students will then identify progressive verbs and recognize correct use of progressive verbs. Progressive Verb Forms I scored 8220
Progressive Verb Forms II scored 8221
Adverbs as Intensifiers and Confusing Words, I: Students will learn the rules for using adverbs as intensifiers, identify intensifiers and the elements they modify, and identify questions answered by intensifiers. Adverbs as Intensifiers I scored 8222
Adverbs as Intensifiers II scored 8223
Indefinite Pronouns, Perfect Tense Verbs, Clauses: Students will learn rules for perfect tense verbs, identify verb tenses, and choose perfect tense verbs to create agreement. Perfect Tense Verbs I nonscored 8224
Perfect Tense Verbs II scored 8225


Chapter 12: "Variety of sentence types - Extension"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Commas, Subject Verb Agreement, Parallel Structure: Students will learn to create parallel structure in sentences using grammatical repetition. Student will also identify correct use of parallel structure and correct errors in parallel structure. Parallel Structure I scored 8226
Parallel Structure II scored 8227
Capitalization, Quotation Marks, and Complex Sentences: Students will learn the rules for forming complex sentence, determine clauses needed to create complex sentences, differentiate between types of sentence, and identify subordinating conjunctions in sentences. Students will then apply their knowledge. Complex Sentences I scored 8228
Complex Sentences II scored 8229

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