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Defense Skills for 8th Grade: English/Language Arts

1st Grading Period

Big Idea: Where do I go from here?

Writing Focus: Narrative Structure

Vocabulary: 3-D Graphic Organizers

Characterization (3-tab book)

Point of View (3-tab book)

Speaking Skills

2nd Grading Period

Big Idea: Do I address the needs of my audience?

Writing Focus: Informational/ Explanatory

3rd Grading Period

Big Idea: How do writers use creative choice in presenting ideas?

Writing Focus: Argumentation

Vocabulary: 3-D Graphic Organizers

Argument Writing (3-tab book)

4th Grading Period

Big Idea: How will I demonstrate what I have learned?

Writing Focus: Blended Modes

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