Quarter 3 Week 1 January 26 – 29, 2021

TeacherDanielle Suhr
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level8
Week #1
Unit of InstructionInformative Essays, World War II
Standard(s) Taught

8.RI.1.1 Cite text evidence to support analysis
8.RI.1.2 Determine central Idea
8.RI.2.4 Analyze Impact of Word Choice
8.RI.2.5 Analyze structure
8.RI.2.6 Determine Author’s Point of View or Purpose
8.W.1.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas,
concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of
relevant content.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Essay Rubric for Informational Writing

  1. Type a rough draft on WORD 365 (V Portal).
  2. Use 12 point font.
  3. Indent each paragraph.
  4. Make sure your name and date are on your paper.
  5. Write an introduction about your prompt.
  6. Write 3-4 paragraphs in the middle of the informative essay with examples from your research. Give SPECIFIC DETAILS.
  7. You can quote from your sources. The punctuation looks like this: We learn from Tevia Sportman, the author of  World War 2, “Hitler discriminated against far more ethnic groups than just Jews.” Notice there is a comma before the quotation mark.
  8. You can paraphrase from your sources. You already know that paraphrasing means to put the ideas in your own words. Paraphrasing and its punctuation look like this: Tevia Sportman informs us that many other ethnic groups also suffered under Hitler’s rule. There are no quotation marks, but be sure to tell where you got this information.
  9. Write a conclusion. DON’T FORGET THIS. What is the most important thing you can say about the prompt? Say it here in the conclusion.
  10. Turn all quotes and paraphrasing YELLOW (highlight them).
  11. Read your rough draft out loud to 2 other people. Listen for mistakes. Fix them.
  12. Spellcheck for spelling errors.
  13. Send your rough draft to Dr. Forney at: mjforney@volusia.k12.fl.us and only that address.
  14. Your rough draft is due by Wednesday, January 27. Send me your best work,
  15. If you don’t follow directions you will have to start over.
  16. Good luck, everyone. I think you can do a great job because you are amazing students. I believe in you. Please show me–prove to me–that you can produce 8th grade writing. Don’t let me down.


Classroom Activities

Monday – Teacher Work Day

Tuesday – Work on Essays

Wednesday – Turn in Essays

Thursday – Work on display, Edgenuity

Friday – Work on display, Edgenuity

Assignments Due
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