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Seeking 8th Grade Theme Activities [Feb. 26th, 2008|04:24 pm]
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I have to teach a two week unit on theme in a school where the kids have no books. Can anyone recommend any resources on theme that are 8th grade appropriate?

These children are Below Basic readers but rigor is important so not TOO easy.


[User Picture]From: totheliving
2008-02-26 09:52 pm (UTC)
If you get an account on edhelper.com, they have handouts for some theme units.
They are not too challenging but they tell you grade/reading levels and if you want you can shoot for the one above.
It costs money, though. 20 for a basic and 40-ish for an "everything" membership. It's not amazing but also not terrible, and very good if you need to plan *quickly*
Good luck!
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From: bonniemac
2008-02-27 02:56 am (UTC)
Thanks, but my school discourages Ed Helper for not being rigorous enough or on acceptable grade levels.
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[User Picture]From: bugspotter
2008-02-28 01:06 am (UTC)
A poetry unit may work here. You can photocopy a well-known poem and have them imitate an element from it. For example, if you use "Jabberwocky," you can have them write adventure poems that use words they made up.
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From: bonniemac
2008-02-28 01:13 am (UTC)
Thanks, but I just did a two week poetry unit. We did Jabberwocky for onomatopoeia.
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