Ready-To-Use Writing Proficiency Lessons & Activities: 8th Grade Level
Definition of Topic This latest addition to the TestPrep Curriculum and Activities Library gives classroom teachers and language arts specialists a ... Show synopsis Definition of Topic This latest addition to the TestPrep Curriculum and Activities Library gives classroom teachers and language arts specialists a powerful and effective tool for addressing the curriculum standards and competencies at the eighth grade level. Selling Points - Includes over 200 student activity sheets to help teachers prepare students for state-mandated writing proficiency tests at the 8th grade level. - Includes sample writing items to give students an actual taste of a writing proficiency test format. - Is readily adapted for use with any language arts/English program or curriculum. - Guides students through the steps of the writing process toward the production of well-organized and competently-written essays, stories, and letters. - Activities can be used in any order the teacher deems appropriate. - Developed by a master teacher with books that have sold well. Description or Reason for Publishing This volume of Ready-to-Use Writing Proficiency Lessons & Activities gives classroom teachers and language arts specialists a powerful and effective tool for addressing the curriculum standards and competencies at the eighth grade level. Included are a variety of easy-to-use, reproducible activity sheets to provide review and application of the basic language skills as well as extensive practice in producing the types of writing called for on standardized tests through the application of the writing process. Teacher lesson plans and instructional suggestions precede each group of activities, and answer keys are included where appropriate. Each section is also followed by practice tests that will assist teachers and students to evaluate progress andcompetency. The activities are organized into 10 sections: Writing Informative Essays, Writing Persuasive Essays, Writing Narrative/Descriptive Essays, Writing Letters, Writing Stories, Choosing the Right Word, Mechanics & Usage, Writing Sentences, Writing Paragraphs, and Essay-Writing Techniques. Market Description (Primary) The primary markets for this book are classroom language arts and English teachers at the eighth grade level, the teachers most responsible for teaching the writing curriculum at these levels and ensuring that students are able to pass state-mandated proficiency tests in writing. Market Description (Secondary) Secondary markets include school administrators, who serve as curriculum leaders, and resource teachers, who are charged with helping special students meet the minimum requirements.