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8th Grade Topics

Unit 1 Key Ideas and Details in Informational Text

Lesson 1 Analyzing the Developmentof a Central Idea

Genre:  Historical Account

Participle/Participal Phrase

Lesson 2 Summarizing Informational Texts

Genre:  Reports

Infinitives/Infinitive Phrases

Lesson 3 Citing Evidence to Make Inferences

Genre:  Scientific Account

Ellipsises/Em Dashes

Lesson 4 Analyzing Comparisons and Analogies

Genre:  Economic Account

Indicative Mood

Lesson 5 Analyzing Categories

Genre: Technical Account

Latin Roots

Unit 1 End of Unit Resources Assessment

Unit 2 Key Ideas and Details in Informational Text

Lesson 6 Citing Evidence to Support Inference

Genre: Lyric Poetry

Sentences Patterns

Lesson 7 Analyzing Dialogue and Incidents in Stories and Drama

Genre: Drama

Gerunds

Lesson 8 Determining Theme

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Connotations/Denotations

Lesson 9 Summarizing Literary Texts

Genre: Science Fiction

Reference Materials

Unit 2 End of Unit Resources Assessment

Unit 3 Craft and Structure in Informational Text

Lesson 10 Analyzing Word Meaning

Genre: Article

Context Clues

Lesson 11Analyzing Word Choice

Genre: Biography

Passive/Active Voice

Lesson 12 Analyzing the Structure of Paragraphs

Genre: Public Document

Ellipsis

Lesson 13 Determining Point of View

Genre: Speech

Consult Reference Materials

Lesson 14 Analyzing How Author’s Respond

Genre: Persuasive Essay

Shift in Verb Tense

Unit 3 End of Unit Resources Assessment

Unit 4 Craft and Structure in Literature

Lesson 15 Determining Word Meanings

Genre: Sonnet

Quotation Marks

Lesson 16 Analyzing Analogies and Allusions

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Dashes

Lesson 17 Comparing and Contrasting Structure

Genre: Elegy

Metaphors

Lesson 18 Analyzing Point of View

Genre: Novel

Punctuation: Dashes

Unit 4 End of Unit Resources Assessment

Unit 5 Integration of Knowledge and Ideas in Informational Text

Lesson 19 Evaluating an Argument

Genre: Editorial

Lesson 20 Analyzing Conflicting Information

Genre: Scientific Account

Imperative Mood

Media Feature 1 Evaluating Presentation Mediums

Unit 5 End of Unit Resources Assessment

Unit 6 Integration of Knowledge and Ideas in Literature

Lesson 21 Analyzing Elements of Modern Fiction

Genre: Legend and Myth

Punctuation with Phrases and Clauses

Media Feature 2: Comparing Media: Evaluating Artistic Choices

Unit 6 End of Unit Resources Assessment

8th Grade Topics