Grade 8 English (1st)

Sept 18th.

Today's focus was looking at persuasive paragraphs and key things in persuasive writing.  Students began planning a persuasive paragraph and were asked to write the first five sentences of their paragraph for class tomorrow.


Sept 17th

Students wrote descriptive paragraphs today.  They were asked to write using strong topic and concluding sentences.  They were also tasked with making the paragraphs interesting with excellent word choice. We will review these tomorrow and take on persuasive writing paragraphs next.


Sept 16th

We are focusing on writing effective paragraphs. We discussed unity, topic sentences and conluding sentences when writing a descriptivev paragraph.  Students need to come to class tomorrow with a plan for writing a descriptive paragraph and a topic sentence.  We will be writing our paragraphs in class tomorrow.