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1 Grade...Class(es)... Unit 5 Media Connection: Writing in the Real World SE/TWE pp Objectives: To develop an understanding of expository writing and to recognize its many diverse applications Skills: defining a purpose; collecting and organizing facts; varying writing styles; revising Critical Thinking: analyzing; synthesizing; categorizing; recalling; summarizing; building background Listening and Speaking: discussing; explaining a process Bellringer and Grammar Link to the Bellringer, TWE p. 198 Motivating Activity, TWE p. 198 Reading Media, TWE p. 199 Cross-reference: Writing, TWE p. 199 Discussion Prompts, TWE pp. 199, 200 Cultural Diversity, TWE p. 199 Cultural Connections, TWE p. 200 Writing in the Real World, pp Thinking and Study Skills, pp. 1 5, 11, 13, Analyzing the Media Connection, TWE p. 201 Analyzing a Writer s Process, TWE p. 201 Grammar Link, TWE p. 201 Reteaching activity, TWE p. 201 Enrichment activity, TWE p. 201 Close activity, TWE p. 201 Assessment Options Tests with Answer Key & Rubrics Unit 5 Choice A Test, p. 17 Unit 5 Choice B Test, p. 18 Unit 5 Composition Objective Test, pp Testmaker Unit 5 Choice A Test Unit 5 Choice B Test Unit 5 Composition Objective Test 42 Writer s Choice: Lesson Plans, Grade 8

2 Grade...Class(es)... Lesson 5.1 Conveying Information SE/TWE pp Objective: To organize an explanation with appropriate supporting details Skills: choosing an appropriate approach; writing an explanation Critical Thinking: analyzing; recalling; evaluating Listening and Speaking: explaining a process Bellringer and Grammar Link to the Bellringer, TWE p. 202 Motivating Activity, TWE p. 202 L2, Using the Model, TWE p. 203 L3, Using the Model, TWE p. 203 Two-Minute Skill Drill, TWE p. 203 Journal Writing Tip, TWE p. 203 L2, Finding Expository Writing, TWE p. 204 L1, Discussing Approaches, TWE p. 204 English Language Learners, TWE p. 204 Thinking and Study Skills, pp. 3, 5, 11, 13, 14, Composition Practice, p. 33 Writing Activities Evaluation Rubrics, TWE p. 205 Listening and Speaking, TWE p. 205 Viewing and Representing, TWE p. 205 Grammar Link, TWE p. 205 Composition Reteaching, p. 33 Composition Enrichment, p. 33 Close activity, TWE p. 205 Writer s Choice: Lesson Plans, Grade 8 43

3 Grade...Class(es)... Lesson 5.2 Structuring an Explanation SE/TWE pp Objective: To learn how to select and use details in expository writing Skills: choosing a thesis statement; choosing and arranging details Critical Thinking: identifying main idea; defining and clarifying Listening and Speaking: speaking to persuade; explaining a process Bellringer and Grammar Link to the Bellringer, TWE p. 206 Motivating Activity, TWE p. 206 L2, Using the Model, TWE p. 207 L1, Using the Model, TWE p. 207 L3, Identifying Metaphorical Relationships, TWE p. 207 L2, Visual Thinking, TWE p. 207 Journal Writing Tip, TWE p. 207 L2, Using the Model, TWE p. 208 Two-Minute Skill Drill, TWE p. 208 English Language Learners, TWE p. 208 Thinking and Study Skills, pp.3,9,12, Composition Practice, p. 34 Writing Activities Evaluation Rubrics, TWE p. 209 Using Computers, TWE p. 209 Listening and Speaking, TWE p. 209 Grammar Link, TWE p. 209 Composition Reteaching, p. 34 Composition Enrichment, p. 34 Close activity, TWE p Writer s Choice: Lesson Plans, Grade 8

4 Grade...Class(es)... Lesson 5.3 Writing to Compare and Contrast SE/TWE pp Objective: To learn techniques for identifying and classifying similarities and differences and to use these techniques for writing a compare-and-contrast essay Skills: identifying similarities and differences; organizing compare-and-contrast writing Critical Thinking: categorizing; classifying; comparing Listening and Speaking: discussing; explaining similarities and differences Bellringer and Grammar Link to the Bellringer, TWE p. 210 Motivating Activity, TWE p. 210 L2, Using Similarities and Differences to Classify, TWE p. 211 L1, Identifying Similarities and Differences in Venn Diagrams, TWE p. 211 Two-Minute Skill Drill, TWE p. 211 Journal Writing Tip, TWE p. 211 L2, Using the Model, TWE p. 212 English Language Learners, TWE p. 212 Thinking and Study Skills, pp.6,9,19 Composition Practice, p. 35 Writing Activities Evaluation Rubrics, TWE p. 213 Listening and Speaking, TWE p. 213 Cross-Curricular Activity: Health and Physical Education, TWE p. 213 Grammar Link, TWE p. 213 Composition Reteaching, p. 35 Composition Enrichment, p. 35 Close activity, TWE p. 213 Writer s Choice: Lesson Plans, Grade 8 45

5 Grade...Class(es)... Lesson 5.4 Writing About a Process SE/TWE pp Objective: To order information to provide a clear explanation of a process Skills: explaining; identifying a purpose and audience; ordering information Critical Thinking: visualizing; identifying main idea; activating prior knowledge; defining and clarifying Listening and Speaking: discussing; explaining a process Bellringer and Grammar Link to the Bellringer, TWE p. 214 Motivating Activity, TWE p. 214 L2, Using the Model, TWE p. 215 L1, Enacting and Explaining, TWE p. 215 Two-Minute Skill Drill, TWE p. 215 Journal Writing Tip, TWE p. 215 L2, Communicating a Process Visually, TWE p. 216 L1, Using the Model, TWE p. 216 English Language Learners, TWE p. 216 Thinking and Study Skills, pp. 3, 11, 14, Composition Practice, p. 36 Writing Activities Evaluation Rubrics, TWE p. 217 Listening and Speaking, TWE p. 217 Viewing and Representing, TWE p. 217 Grammar Link, TWE p. 217 Composition Reteaching, p. 36 Composition Enrichment, p. 36 Close activity, TWE p Writer s Choice: Lesson Plans, Grade 8

6 Grade...Class(es)... Lesson 5.5 Explaining Connections Between Events SE/TWE pp Objective: To identify cause-and-effect relationships and patterns between and among things Skills: identifying and using cause-and-effect Critical Thinking: analyzing cause-and-effect relationships; identifying sequence of events Listening and Speaking: discussing Bellringer and Grammar Link to the Bellringer, TWE p. 218 Motivating Activity, TWE p. 218 L2, Using the Model, TWE p. 219 Two-Minute Skill Drill, TWE p. 219 Journal Writing Tip, TWE p. 219 L2, Visual Thinking, TWE p. 220 L1, Labeling Causes and Effects, TWE p. 220 English Language Learners, TWE p. 220 Thinking and Study Skills, pp. 10, 14, 19 Composition Practice, p. 37 Writing Activities Evaluation Rubrics, TWE p. 221 Cross-Curricular Activity: Science, TWE p. 221 Listening and Speaking, TWE p. 121 Grammar Link, TWE p. 221 Composition Reteaching, p. 37 Composition Enrichment, p. 37 Close activity, TWE p. 221 Writer s Choice: Lesson Plans, Grade 8 47

7 Grade...Class(es)... Lesson 5.6 Answering an Essay Question SE/TWE pp Objective: To write effective answers to questions on an essay test Skills: activating prior knowledge; identifying main idea Critical Thinking: recalling; analyzing; synthesizing; planning an answer Listening and Speaking: discussing; evaluating; explaining a process Bellringer and Grammar Link to the Bellringer, TWE p. 222 Motivating Activity, TWE p. 222 L2, Identifying Key Ideas, TWE p. 223 L1, Using Graphic Devices, TWE p. 223 Two-Minute Skill Drill, TWE p. 223 Journal Writing Tip, TWE p. 223 L2, Using the Model, TWE p. 224 L2, Restating Test Questions, TWE p. 224 English Language Learners, TWE p. 224 Thinking and Study Skills, pp. 11, 13, Composition Practice, p. 38 Writing Activities Evaluation Rubrics, TWE p. 225 Listening and Speaking, TWE p. 225 Cross-Curricular Activity: Art, TWE p. 225 Grammar Link, TWE p. 225 Composition Reteaching, p. 38 Composition Enrichment, p. 38 Close activity, TWE p Writer s Choice: Lesson Plans, Grade 8

8 Grade...Class(es)... Lesson 5.7 Reports: Researching a Topic SE/TWE pp Objective: To collect and gather information for a report Skills: finding a research topic; narrowing a topic; considering purpose and audience; researching; note taking; attributing sources Critical Thinking: analyzing; synthesizing; summarizing; generating new information; making inferences; building background Listening and Speaking: discussing; questioning Bellringer and Grammar Link to the Bellringer, TWE p. 226 Motivating Activity, TWE p. 226 L2, Narrowing a Topic, TWE p. 227 L1, Choosing Topics, TWE p. 227 Two-Minute Skill Drill, TWE p. 227 Journal Writing Tip, TWE p. 227 L2, Using Resources, TWE p. 228 L3, Expanding the Search, TWE p. 228 English Language Learners, TWE p. 228 Thinking and Study Skills, pp. 4, 13, 23 24, 35 Composition Practice, p. 39 Writing Activities Evaluation Rubrics, TWE p. 229 Listening and Speaking, TWE p. 229 Using Computers, TWE p. 229 Grammar Link, TWE p. 229 Composition Reteaching, p. 39 Composition Enrichment, p. 39 Close activity, TWE p. 229 Writer s Choice: Lesson Plans, Grade 8 49

9 Grade...Class(es)... Lesson 5.8 Reports: Writing a Business Letter to Request Information SE/TWE pp Objectives: To learn about the contents and presentation of a business letter; to compose a concise standard business letter Skills: following a business letter format; requesting information; requesting an interview Critical Thinking: synthesizing; identifying main idea; summarizing; building background; decision-making Listening and Speaking: discussing Bellringer and Grammar Link to the Bellringer, TWE p. 230 Motivating Activity, TWE p. 230 L2, Writing a Letter, TWE p. 230 L3, Trying It Out, TWE p. 230 Two-Minute Skill Drill, TWE p. 230 Journal Writing Tip, TWE p. 230 L2, Using the Model, TWE p. 232 L2, Reviewing Peers Letters, TWE p. 232 English Language Learners, TWE p. 232 Thinking and Study Skills, pp. 11, 13 Composition Practice, p. 40 Writing Activities Evaluation Rubrics, TWE p. 233 Using Computers, TWE p. 233 Listening and Speaking, TWE p. 233 Grammar Link, TWE p. 233 Composition Reteaching, p. 40 Composition Enrichment, p. 40 Close activity, TWE p Writer s Choice: Lesson Plans, Grade 8

10 Grade...Class(es)... Lesson 5.9 Reports: Planning and Drafting SE/TWE pp Objectives: To learn how to plan and draft a report based on notes taken from both oral and written sources; to complete a written report through the draft stage Skills: explaining; outlining; identifying purpose and audience; identifying main idea; writing a thesis statement; drafting Critical Thinking: synthesizing information; finding main idea Listening and Speaking: discussing Bellringer and Grammar Link to the Bellringer, TWE p. 234 Motivating Activity, TWE p. 234 L2, Using the Thesis Statement and Outline, TWE p. 235 L1, Identifying Main Ideas, TWE p. 235 Two-Minute Skill Drill, TWE p. 235 Journal Writing Tip, TWE p. 235 L2, Promoting Discussion, TWE p. 236 L2, Improving Introductions, TWE p. 236 English Language Learners, TWE p. 236 Thinking and Study Skills, pp , Composition Practice, p. 41 Writing Activities Evaluation Rubrics, TWE p. 237 Using Computers, TWE p. 237 Listening and Speaking, TWE p. 237 Grammar Link, TWE p. 237 Composition Reteaching, p. 41 Composition Enrichment, p. 41 Close activity, TWE p. 237 Writer s Choice: Lesson Plans, Grade 8 51

11 Grade...Class(es)... Lesson 5.10 Reports: Revising, Editing, and Presenting SE/TWE pp Objectives: To revise, edit, and present a report; to establish and apply criteria for evaluating a report Skills: using a checklist to make revisions; proofreading a report; making editorial comments on a peer s report Critical Thinking: clarifying; summarizing; decision-making Listening and Speaking: listening to a draft; presenting a draft; discussing Bellringer and Grammar Link to the Bellringer, TWE p. 238 Motivating Activity, TWE p. 238 L2, Asking Questions, TWE p. 239 L1, Creating a Checklist, TWE p. 239 Two-Minute Skill Drill, TWE p. 239 Journal Writing Tip, TWE p. 239 L2, Discussing Revising, TWE p. 240 L3, Examining a Revision, TWE p. 240 English Language Learners, TWE p. 240 Thinking and Study Skills, pp. 14, 23 24, Composition Practice, p. 42 Writing Activities Evaluation Rubrics, TWE p. 241 Listening and Speaking, TWE p. 241 Viewing and Representing, TWE p. 241 Grammar Link, TWE p. 241 Composition Reteaching, p. 42 Composition Enrichment, p. 42 Close activity, TWE p Writer s Choice: Lesson Plans, Grade 8

12 Grade...Class(es)... Lesson 5.11 Comparing Two Poems SE/TWE pp Objectives: To learn how to use expository writing to write about a piece of literature; to write an essay comparing and contrasting two poems on a single topic Skills: organizing information; comparing and contrasting literature Critical Thinking: visualizing; comparing; analyzing; synthesizing Listening and Speaking: discussing Bellringer and Grammar Link to the Bellringer, TWE p. 242 Motivating Activity, TWE p. 242 L2, Using the Models, TWE p. 243 L3, Identifying Poetry Elements, TWE p. 243 L1, Using the Facsimile, TWE p. 243 Two-Minute Skill Drill, TWE p. 243 Journal Writing Tip, TWE p. 243 L2, Using the Model, TWE p. 244 L2, Identifying Responses to Poems, TWE p. 244 English Language Learners, TWE p. 244 Thinking and Study Skills, pp.6,9,12 Composition Practice, p. 43 Writing Activities Evaluation Rubrics, TWE p. 245 Cross-Curricular Activity: Art, TWE p. 245 Listening and Speaking, TWE p. 245 Grammar Link, TWE p. 245 Composition Reteaching, p. 43 Composition Enrichment, p. 43 Close activity, TWE p. 245 Writer s Choice: Lesson Plans, Grade 8 53

13 Grade...Class(es)... Unit 5 Writing Process in Action SE/TWE pp Objective: To write an essay explaining the origins and significance of a local memorial, building, or statue Skills: using the five stages of the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing/proofreading, and publishing/presenting Critical Thinking: analyzing; categorizing; decision making; summarizing Listening and Speaking: discussing; evaluating; questioning Bellringer and Grammar Link to the Bellringer, TWE p. 246 Motivating Activity, TWE p. 246 Prewriting L2, Finding Resources for Information, TWE p. 247 Drafting L2, Promoting Discussion, TWE p. 247 L3, Organizing Details, TWE p. 247 Revising L2, Peer Editing, TWE p. 248 Editing/Proofreading L2, Peer Editing, TWE p. 248 Publishing/Presenting Presenting activity, TWE p. 248 Enrichment and Extension, TWE p. 248 Thinking and Study Skills, pp. 3 4, 23 24, Composition Practice, p. 44 Grammar Workbook, Lessons 44, 53 Evaluation Rubrics, TWE p. 249 Composition Reteaching, p. 44 Composition Enrichment, p. 44 Journal Writing Tip, TWE p. 249 Close activity, TWE p Writer s Choice: Lesson Plans, Grade 8

14 Grade...Class(es)... Unit 5 Literature: from Always to Remember, Brent Ashabranner SE/TWE pp Objective: To explain a complex topic, using specific historical and biographical details for interest and clarity Skills: reading comprehension Critical Thinking: inferring Listening and Speaking: informal speaking; discussing Bellringer and Motivating Activity, TWE p. 251 L2, Guided Reading, TWE pp Viewing the Art, TWE p. 251 Genre and Style, TWE p. 252 Thinking Skills, TWE p. 253 Writers and Writing, TWE p. 254 Cultural Diversity, TWE p. 256 Cooperative Learning, TWE p. 257 Thinking and Study Skills, 1 4, 8, 11, 13, 17, 23 24, Evaluation Rubrics, TWE p. 258 Close activity, TWE p. 258 Unit 5 Review SE/TWE p. 259 Reflecting on the Unit, TWE p. 259, TWE p. 259 Adding to Your Portfolio, TWE p. 259 Portfolio Evaluation, TWE p. 259 Assessment Options Tests with Answer Key & Rubrics Unit 5 Choice A Test, p. 17 Unit 5 Choice B Test, p. 18 Unit 5 Composition Objective Test, pp Testmaker Unit 5 Choice A Test Unit 5 Choice B Test Unit 5 Composition Objective Test MindJogger Videoquizzes Interactive Tutor: Self-Assessment, Unit 5 Writer s Choice: Lesson Plans, Grade 8 55

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