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8th Grade - Purpose

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Identify the purpose of a speech (i.e., to inform, to describe, to explain, to persuade, to entertain). SPI 0801.2.1


Links verified on 7/15/2014


  1. Author's Purpose: Save the WIlbur - read a story online and answer questions on paper - a detailed explanation follows passage, teaching how to find the answers in passages An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  2. Author's Purpose: A Winning Breakfast - read a story online and answer questions on paper - a detailed explanation follows passage, teaching how to find the answers in passages An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  3. Authors write for several reasons - Lesson and practice
  4. Author's Purpose Interactive Practice Sites - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  5. Author's Purpose Worksheets and PowerPoint Shows - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  6. Different Types of Text - Do you understand the purpose of different text types and the main differences between them? This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. Expository
    1. Expository Writing - Eight different examples of expository organizational patterns
    2. Writing a "How-to" Explanation - Student model as an example An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  8. Finding the purpose of each paragraph - from a site on preparing for the GRE
  9. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Someone a Letter - historical letters help students do some real-world writing
  10. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsInformation and Activities for Modes of Writing - Links to various modes of writing.
  11. Information Elimination (6 - 8) model, instruct, and practice narrowing a topic for expository writing This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  12. Narrative
    1. Multiple Paragraph Essay - Pointers on writing an essay [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
    2. Narrative Essay - Article and help on writing narrative essay.
    3. Step by step guide - Guide on writing an essay.
    4. Student Writing Tools Handbook - [25 pages] Transitions, rubrics, grammar, citations, and more [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
    5. Template for writing a narrative - Scaffolding guide for students An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
    6. Writing a Personal Narrative - Student model as an example An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  13. Personal Narrative - writer's model
  14. Persuasion
    1. Can you Convince me? - Lesson plan
    2. How are They Selling It? - students read three advertisements and evaluate the type of persuasive writing being employed
    3. Persuasive Writing Prompts from a home schooling site
    4. Scholastic's Writing Workshop - You already spend a lot of time trying to persuade your parents or teachers to allow you to watch more TV or do less homework. Now you can use those same skills to write a persuasive essay!
    5. Writing a Persuasive Essay - Student model as an example An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
    6. Writing to Persuade - Persuasion means making someone with a different point of view from your own change their mind to your way of thinking.
A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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