These are a work in progress. I can statements are focused targets developed from the state standards that explain what your child is working on for the week/unit. Instruction within the classroom will target these areas so that teachers can ensure these skills are mastered.8th Grade Writing I Can Statements:Week of 9/13-I can create short quizzes on subjects and predicates.I can recognize nouns, pronouns, and verbs in various sentences.Week of 9/20-I can write an essay using transitional words, a thesis statement and all 8 parts of speech.Week of 9/27
I can conduct background reading for research papers to be written through the Internetestablishing a thesis statement and using transitional words.
I can write a narrative and persuasive paper using transitional words.
I can distinguish between common and proper nouns.Week of
10/11I can use organizational strategies to plan and organize writing with an effective and engaging introduction, body and conclusion that summarizes, extends and elaborates on writing.
I can differentiate between commonly confused words (good, well, bad, and badly) to make a grammatically correct sentence.10/25
I can identify direct and indirect objects within a sentence.
I can identify and use commonly misused vocabulary words in various sentences.
I can identify and use all types of pronouns in various types of sentences.
I can identify fragment and run-on sentences and revise them to make them correct.
I can identify all types of verbs within a sentence.
I can use context clues to define vocabulary words within a sentence.