Ready-To-Use Writing Proficiency Lessons & Activities: 8th Grade Level

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This volume of ready-to-use writing proficiency lessons and activities gives classroom teachers and language arts specialists a powerful and effective tool for addressing curriculum standards and competencies at the eighth-grade level and preparing their students for comprehensive assessment testing. "Writing Proficiency Lessons & Activities" includes a variety of easy-to-use, reproducible activity sheets that provide application and review the basic language skills as well as extensive practice in producing the types of writing called for in standardized tests.

For easy use, the 240-plus student activity sheets are printed in a big 8-1/2" x 11" format that lays flat for photo-copying. The activities are organized into nine sections.

Here is just a sample of the topics covered in Sections 1-5:
  • Choosing The Right Word: words often confused, prefixes, suffixes, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, adverbs vs. adjectives, sensory words, similes, metaphors, and double negatives;
  • Making Mechanics and Usage Work For You: apostrophes, hyphens, end marks, commas, semicolons, colons, quotation marks, titles, and misplaced modifiers;
  • Writing Sentences: subjects and predicates, subject-verb agreement, simple and compound sentences, complex sentences, sentence fragments, run-on sentences, and sentence types.
  • Writing paragraphs: writing a topic sentence, writing a concluding sentence, developing the topic, using tense consistently, using transitional words, and staying on the topic;
  • Essay Writing Techniques: brainstorming, clustering, outlining, writing an introductory paragraph with a question or a surprising statement, developing the topic using examples, avoiding irrelevant details, writing a concluding paragraph, proofreading, and writing a five-paragraph essay.


Product Details:

Format: Paperback 400 pages
Recommended Grade Level: 8th grade
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
13-Digit ISBN: 9780787965860
10-Digit ISBN: 0787965863