Grade 8 English

General Information

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Pacing and Scope & Sequence Suffolk Public Schools Pacing and Scope & Sequence Documents
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Curriculum Reference Guide for Parents Suffolk Public Schools Pacing and Scope & Sequence and SOL Descriptions
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Content Vocabulary
Quizlet Flashcard Review activities
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Virginia Department of Ed Standards and SOL-based Instructional Resources
Technology Enhanced Practice English 8 Writing and Grammar Practice Technology-Enhanced Items
Connecting Books to SOL's A database of over 2,000 works of literature and their connection to the Virginia Standards of Learning
8th Grade Language Arts Skill Builders Language Arts Activities
Shmoop Shmoop will make you a better lover of literature and history.
LibriVox Provides free audiobooks from the public domain
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SOL Enhanced Specific activites by SOL created by DOE



8.1 The student will use interviewing techniques to gain information.

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Conducting an Interview Information on how to conduct an interview
Collecting Family Stories Interviewing tips and sample questions

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8.2 The student will develop and deliver oral presentations in groups and individually.

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American Rhetoric Database of full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, and interview
History Channel Speeches & Audio Audio files of the most famous speeches in history
Overcoming Fear of Speaking to Groups Interactive lesson to test knowledge and understanding of essay

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8.3 The student will analyze, develop, and produce creative or informational media messages.

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8.4 The student will apply knowledge of word origins, analogies, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development within authentic texts.

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Outsiders News A template for creating a newsletter after reading The Outsiders (SOL 8.4 and 8.5)
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Free Rice Donate grains of rice to the UN World Food Program while testing your vocabulary knowledge
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Vocabulary Cube Create vocabulary cubes to discover information about a new word
Analogies Activity A school pad activity on analogies
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Analogies Comprehensive Activity Take the quiz, create your own and test your skill
Story Elements Definitions and examples of basic story elements
Literary Terms Gameshow format review of literary terms
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Analogy Practice Find the word to complete the analogy
Context Clues Game Context Clues Review Quia Game
Context Clues Review Context Clues Review Quia Game
Literary Terms : Half a Min Review of Literary Terms
Literary Terms : Teacher Invaders Game that reviews literary terms
Context Clues Review Power point of questions that can also be used with the Clickers

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8.5The student will read and analyze a variety of fictional texts, narrative nonfiction, and poetry.

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Poetry Foundation Site contains information, poems, searchable content, and biographical information.
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Somebody, Wants, But, So Develop deeper understanding of conflict and resolution

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8.6 The student will read, comprehend, and analyze a variety of nonfiction texts.

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English Resources Various resources to cover this objective
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers Allows the user to search and view newspaper pages from 1880-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.
How Stuff Works Resource for reading reliable informational material
eHow Provides users the ability to research, share, and discuss solutions and tips for completing day-to-day tasks and projects

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8.7 The student will write in a variety of forms, including narration, exposition, persuasion, and informational.

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Writing Workshop: Research Paper Offers an opportunity to learn more about a topic that interests the student as he works step-by-step through the writing process
Outline Maker Fill in the textboxes and create an outline
Graphic Organizers Various graphic organizers for use with the School Pad

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8.8 The student will edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and paragraphing.

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Guide to Grammar and Writing Suggestions, examples, quizzes, and links to help the writing process
Big Dog's Grammar Grammar information and self-tests
The Tongue Untied Guide to grammar, punctuation, and style
Grammar Bytes Grammar exercises, handouts, and presentations

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Grammar Quizzes Interactive quizzes

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8.9 The student will apply knowledge of appropriate reference materials to produce a research product.

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Review

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English 8 Reading Review Notes for Parents & Students Review Notes and Practice Items
2009 Released Test Items - Reading Released Test 2009 - can be used with or without Crickets
SOL Released Tests SOL Released Tests from 2000-present in PowerPoint format
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8.4a, 8.4b, 8.5a-e, and 8.8e - Review and Writing SOL Exam Review Online Course - Study guides and review games/activities
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Practice Assessment Tools
(must install ePat Launcher before using)
SOL Review Released Test 2004 - can be used with or without Crickets

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Interwrite
Interwrite Crickets
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QuizNet
Research Activity
SMARTBoard

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Webquest

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