WriteWell©

Eighth Grade

 

  

WriteWell© Alignment with Common Core State Standards

Eighth Grade Alignment

 

MTSS Within WriteWell

 

 

Grade Level Minilessons for Grammar, Mechanics, and Usage

 

Directions for Minilessons

 


INFORMATIONAL READING LESSONS

Introduction to Guided/Informational Reading Lessons


 

Units of Study

Number of Sessions 

Unit 1:

Notebooking

Skill: Writing Fluency

 

Suggested Notebooking Directions

 

5

Unit 2:

Narrative Writing

Genre: Science Fiction

 

15

Unit 3:

Learning from Authors

Author Study: Ray Bradbury

 

5

Unit 4:

Explanatory Writing

Genre: Travel Writing Essay

 

19

Unit 5:

Narrative Writing

Genre: Poetry/Modern Ode

 

11

ReadWell

Unit 1:

Reading, Understanding, and Synthesizing Across Multiple Texts

 

16

Unit 6:

Argument Writing

Genre: Argument Essay

 

16 

Unit 7:

Informational Writing

Genre: Extended Research - I-Search Paper

 

15

SAT RESOURCES

Unit 8:

Writing to Analyze

Genre: Rhetorical Analysis

 

            9

Unit 9:

Reading/Analysis/Writing

Genre: On-demand SAT Writing

 

           7

CAREER EXPLORATION

Unit 10:

Career Cruising

 

             11

Pre and Post Assessments

Formative Assessments designed to evaluate students' ability to read and write on demand. 

 

Writing Pre-Test

 

 

Writing Self-Assessment

 

 

Writing Post-Test

 

 

Anchor Sets

 

 

Rubrics

 

 

Argumentive Writing Rubric

 

 

Holistic Research Rubric

 

 

Informative-Explanatory Writing Rubric

 

 

Narrative Writing Rubric

 

 

 

Units of Study to Prepare Students for ACT Reading and Writing Assessments

 

ReadWell Unit 2: This is a reading unit of study to be completed during your reading instructional time at the beginning of the school year.

Getting Ready for Statewide Assessment in Reading

Genre: Reading Assessment

 

15

Beginning-of-Year

Student Answer Sheet

 

Middle-of-Year  

 

 

End-of-Year 

 

 

 

Session 15:  PowerPoint Presentation

 

 

Writing to Persuade

Genre: On-demand ACT Writing

 

6

Rubrics for Writing

Scoring rubrics and checklists designed to provide formative and summative data on students' writing achievement.

 
Grade 2-8 MEAP Writing Rubrics and Checklists