8th grade English Language Arts (ELA)


Standards of Focus:
R.I. 8.1 - 8.9 Informational Text

By the end of this unit we will be writing an argumentative text which supports a claim. We will use reasoning and evidence from other texts to state our claim and support our choices.

[RI=Reading Information]

  • Week of 2/13-2/17
    • Read in textbook - Position on Dodgeball in Physical Education and The Weak Shall Inherit the Gym
    • Identify emotional and ethical appeals of persuasion
    • Choose a position on dodgeball and collect evidence to support your position.
      • NO SCHOOL Monday, Feb 20 - President's Day

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