English Language Arts Grade 8
Writing Standard 1
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Argumentative Writing Standards Rubric
This rubric will help assess first draft argumentative writing projects for 8th Grade English Language Arts.
Eighth Grade On-Demand Argument Writing Samples
Sample argument pieces written by eighth graders in response to a uniform text-based prompt.
Eighth Grade Range of Writing Argument Writing Samples
These pieces provide examples of argument writing for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences, over both extended and shorter time frames.
Examining Elements of Persuasive Speeches
This video helps the student analyze and construct persuasive speeches. (6 minutes)
Persuasive Writing Resources
A collection of online resources to help students write effective persuasive essays and argumentative reports.
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
The Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) has grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and conventions resources as well as professional writing material and general composition information. The site includes everything from comma splices to resumes in clearly explained pages. It is the premiere source for online writing information.
Teaching Argument Writing, Grades 6-12
Supporting Claims with Relevant Evidence and Clear Reasoning - This book teaches us not only what an argument is, but how to teach it and why we should.
The Five Paragraph Essay
Step by step instructions for completing a five-paragraph essay.
University of Richmond's Writers' Web
Writer's Web is a free, public-access handbook designed and maintained by University of Richmond students and faculty. The site enables the user to explore topics via the various stages of the writing process. The site includes information on writing in non-English subject areas.
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