Daily Paragraph Editing Grade 8
Each two-page spread in the Grade Level Teacher Books contains two of the student's daily editing paragraphs on the right-hand side and the corresponding corrected teacher's editing key on the left. Student pages are reproducible and include a "Watch For" icon in the margin which clues them in to some specific types of errors to watch for. Each error is corrected in red in the key, and a helpful error summary is also included with a total for each type of error found in the paragraph. The error summary allows you to inform your student how many errors of each type there are, if desired, to help them find each one. A short "Language Handbook" is found in the back, and makes referencing capitalization, punctuation and language usage easy and accessible through the use of charts and examples.
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:
- Language Usage
quotations, salutations, and closings
incorrect use of capitals
names of people, places, and organizations
titles of books, magazines, movies, and songs
singular and plural forms
correct use of pronouns and adjectival and adverbial forms
colons, semicolons, and more!
identifying errors in spelling and in multiple-meaning words
Writing and editing is a paramount educational skill that serves a student well throughout life.
This series gives students a manageable paragraph of editing practice each day. Each book consists of 36 weekly lessons. Monday - Thursday daily editing worksheets are four paragraphs (one each day) on related subject material filled with capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and language usage errors. A writing prompt related to that week's topic is given on Friday so the student may compose their own paragraph.
An easy-to-use way to include a little bit of editing into the little bit of time you have each day. ~ Jess
over 5 years ago