Daily Paragraph Editing, Grade 8

Daily Paragraph Editing, Grade 8

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The teacher’s edition contains reproducible student activity pages, and accompanying teacher support, answer key, and skills charts.

Daily Paragraph Editing, grade 8 reproducible teacher’s edition contains everything you need to lead targeted language lessons, including 176 reproducible student activity pages and corresponding teacher support.

The teacher’s edition includes the following “extras”:

• scope and sequence chart
• annotated answer key
• assessment rubric
• reproducible language handbook
• page of reproducible proofreading marks
• editing checklist for students
Daily Paragraph Editing grade 8 provides 36 weeks of frequent, focused language practice to help your eighth graders learn the conventions of standard English grammar and usage. The concise daily activities are ideal “warm-up” exercises to begin your language arts block and are adaptable for small-group and whole-class instruction.

How it works: students apply grade-level language skills to correct a paragraph on Monday through Thursday; when read together, the four paragraphs form a cohesive composition. A writing prompt on Friday relates to the week’s four-paragraph composition and gives students the chance to apply the targeted language conventions.

The weekly compositions cover a broad range of expository and narrative writing forms, including:

• nonfiction texts on grade-level social studies and science topics
• biographies, book reviews, instructions, interviews, journal entries, and letters
• fables, fantasy and science fiction, historical fiction, personal narratives,
and realistic fiction
Daily Paragraph Editing grade 8 covers grade-level skills such as:

• Capitalization
• quotations, salutations, and closings
• incorrect use of capitals
• names of people, places, and organizations
• titles of books, magazines, movies, and songs
• Language Usage
• singular and plural forms
• verb tenses
• correct use of pronouns and adjectival and adverbial forms
• Punctuation
• apostrophes
• commas
• periods
• quotation marks
• colons, semicolons, and more!
• Spelling
o identifying errors in spelling and in multiple-meaning words