English Language Arts Grade 8
Language Standard 2
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Can I have a Word?
Giving teachers new ideas and resources to inspire creative writing in the classroom.
Inside or Outside? A Lesson on Quotations Marks
This ReadWriteThink mini-lesson asks students to look closely at their writing, marking quotation marks and considering how the conventions of punctuation apply to dialog. By teaching students how to identify the conventions used in their own writing, self-editing activities such as this quotation marks lesson help students become more responsible writers.
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
Paradigm is an interactive online writer's guide. It is intended to be useful for all writers, from inexperienced to advanced.
Shared Spelling Strategies
In this lesson from ReadWriteThink, students increase their spelling accuracy and their retention by "constructing" spelling using sound, sight recall, and analyzing strategies, among others, instead of memorizing lists of words. The aim is to deal with spelling during drafting while preserving fluency.
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