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In this lesson, students create a storyline and answer questions about plot as their story unfolds. Eighth Grade Language Extensions Curriculum Overview Language arts extensions is a component of the complete language arts curriculum.
Many homeschooling parents have their child complete both the language arts and language arts extensions. Non homeschoolers use the lessons for online tutoring, extra practice, or summer enrichment or as a eighth grade language arts tutorial.
The language arts extensions lessons are organized into several chapters that introduce and cover: How-to-Articles — Teaches students different strategies that build writing skills.
Students will use prewriting strategies and using words in context to apply comprehension and practical activities to fun projects. Informational Articles — Teaches students how to use informational articles.
Activities enable students to see how word choice is connected to the outcome of the composition. Students will identify the main idea, supporting details, interpret graphs, and write a descriptive paragraph. Events in the News —Students explore current events and complete writing assignments about these events.
Encourages students to apply reading comprehension and writing skills to design a monument or write about the Lincoln Memorial. Short Stories — Teaches students about the various elements of a story, and how to use literary devices to develop a quality short story.
Students cover 3 pieces of literature with writing assignments that correspond to each. Poetry — Students learn about the various types of poetry such as lyrical poetry and free verse poetry.
Students will have writing assignments that enable them to practice what they have learned about poetry. Assignments include a poetry writing, and narrative writing.
Persuasive Readings — Students will study famous examples of persuasive speeches in order to develop a greater understanding of speech writing. Students will write their own persuasive speech. The Accurate Use of Apostrophes — Teaches the students how to recognize possessive nouns, learn the rules for apostrophes, identify words that need apostrophes, and place the apostrophes correctly.
Apply Spelling Conventions — Teaches students about the various verb forms, adverbs, colons, and semicolons. Students are introduces to infinitives, confusing words, and modifiers and are asked to identify and correct misspelling and usage errors. Teaches the rules associated with comparative and superlative adjective usage, vowel and consonant rules, structural units within words, and exceptions to spelling rules.
Strategies to Edit Written Work — Students learn the use of common editing strategies such as subject verb agreement, parallel structure, capitalization, end punctuation, quotation marks, fragments, and run-ons.
Students are given proofreading assignments throughout. Use infinitives and participles — Teaches students the proper use of infinitives and participles through interactive exercises.
Students will learn how to differentiate between infinitive phrases and prepositional phrases, and then be able to use infinitive phrases correctly. Use parts of speech correctly — Students learn the rules for demonstrative adjectives, pronouns, and modifiers. Lessons teach the students how to identify the correct verb tense, progressive verbs, adverbs that are used as intensifiers, indefinite pronouns, and the perfect verb tense.What is an adjective?
Discover the power of describing words with this fun introductory worksheet. Kids will pick out the describing words from this word jumble.
Trophies Language Arts Activities - Third Grade Below you will find Language Arts activities that I have paired up with the lessons for each story in Trophies Grade 3. The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue.
Reading. Read the first ten stories. Stop when you get to the fox and crow picture. (Parents: Use this link to download it if you want it on an ereader.) Draw a picture of one of the other fables.
Show your picture to someone and explain what happened in the story. Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products.
This page provides a summary of the key eighth grade curriculum and learning objectives for language arts, math, social studies, and science. Under each is a more detailed description of what children learn in eighth grade subjects, including detailed lesson descriptions of Time4Learning learning activities.