Eighth Grade Writing Skills

How to Teach Reading Lesson Plans: Eighth Grade Writing Skills

  1. Identifies and demonstrates knowledge of sentence patterns
  2. Utilizes a variety of sentence patterns
  3. Writes for a variety of purposes
  4. Uses proper mechanics and usage
  5. Self-corrects and corrects others' writing by editing/proofreading (uses proper mechanics, usage, spelling)
  6. Utilizes appropriate grade level vocabulary
  7. Writes sequentially to present what has been read
  8. Utilizes prior knowledge
  9. Summarizes or paraphrases a literary passage
  10. Writes character analysis
  11. Responds to passages by addressing story elements
  12. Compiles information from texts, media, and other printed materials to construct a written product
  13. Organizes content of texts, media, and other printed materials to construct a written product
  14. Develops and presents a written product
  15. Utilizes prior knowledge
  16. Explains and writes author’s purpose (inform, entertain, persuade, describe)
  17. Writes to interpret ideas and opinions of others
  18. Utilizes prior knowledge
  19. Creates different types of composition to entertain, inform, persuade, and describe
  20. Creates various genres of literary writing (fiction, non-fiction, biography, autobiography, poetry, etc.)
  21. Utilizes prior knowledge
  22. Completes applications, forms, etc.
  23. Writes sequence of activities to complete a procedure (directions, instructions)
  24. Utilizes prior knowledge
  25. Writes a summary of passages heard
  26. Writes personal reaction to passage
  27. Integrates writing to interpret personal ideas/opinions and the ideas/opinions of others


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