Writing Objectives for 8th Grade
1. Write more about less.
2. Use correct transition words.
Improve word choice. (Topic sentence or thesis statement should
establish a specific tone and the rest of the writing should stick to
Reading Comprehension Strategies
V=Visualize more details than what the author presents
A=Ask questions about the story and search for the answers
P=Predict events and outcomes based on the information the author gives the reader
Student writing should be free of
- a lot, lots
- got, get, getting
- In this paragraph, in many ways
- you, your, yours (There are exceptions to this one.)