Language Arts Grade 8

BGRSLOGOsmall.jpg BGRSD Projects

 BGRSLOGOsmall.jpg Allegory Project - examine allegory and symbolism through The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan. 

AISI-landscape_logo.jpgHow can I write my own powerful questions? Is it possible for students to create their own powerful, higher order thinking questions?  How can we capitalize on this quality, in-depth thinking to create assessment opportunities?   Created by Val Baron (EJELS) and Terra Kaliszuk (AISI Instructional Coach)

AISI_Logo.jpgExploring Novels through Student-Created Bloom's Taxonomy Questions

AISI_Logo.jpgThe Writing Fix is a resource for quality lessons designed to motivate reluctant writers.  Many lessons include student exemplars.

AISI_Logo.jpgRethinking Novel Studies: An Alternate Approach Research Summary and Author Reccommendations

AISI_Logo.jpgDiscussion Skills - This teaching unit includes resources for setting a discussion-conducive classroom climate, discussion skill lessons, as well as discussion structures for classroom discussion activities.

AISI_Logo.jpgWhy should I care about poetry, anyway? (Poetry Guide) Students will investigate the connections between poetry and other text forms, as well as explore real-world applications of poetry beyond traditional poetry readings.

AISI_Logo.jpg Kelly Gallagher Writing Strategies This document contains strategies based on Gallagher's Teaching Adolescent Writers book.  Included is the rationale behind his method,as well as immediate-use activities for teachers.

AISI_Logo.jpgAnticipation Guides: Templates for LA/Social 8, FLA 7, and FLA 9.

Editorialize Your Future! What impact will technology have on your future.

Advertising Campaign Create an ad campaign.

Advertising 8 Interpret the advertising we are bombarded with every day.


Point of View: Newspaper Report (Grades 7 and 8)
This resource shows how a newspaper report is structured and stresses the importance of language choice in the composition of a good article. Learn Alberta

Point of View: Editorial (Grades 7 and 8)
Using this resource, students learn about the structure and purpose of a newspaper editorial. Students read two editorials that express different points of view on skateboarding and then build their own editorial expressing their point of view using opinion adjectives and modal verbs.
Learn Alberta

Crimewatchers: Persuade Your Audience (Grade 8)
Using this interactive resource, students produce a television segment intended to help the police solve a crime. Learn Alberta


Crossroads 8 Web Links

General Language Arts Resources