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Systems of linear equations

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Citing Textual Evidence 8th Grade

Textual evidence and inferencing

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Technical & Figurative Language

Word choice and meaning

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Analyzing Modern Works of Fiction 8th Grade

Fiction: Themes and Patterns

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Perform Operations in Scientific Notation

Scientific Notation: Operations

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Citing Evidence

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Incidents In A Story

Analyze Incidents in a Story

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Educational Activities and Teaching Resources for 8th Grade

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Math

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  • Identifying slope intercept form and triangle slopes
  • Solving linear equations and systems of linear equations
  • Constructing and explaining scatter plots
  • Identifying the line of best fit
  • Using two-way tables to solve real-world problems

Reading

  • Citing textual evidence to support a claim
  • Analyzing incidents in a story
  • Identifying theme and character relationships
  • Comparing and defining text structure in literature and informational texts
  • Analyzing and comparing characters’ points of view
  • Comparing film and literature
  • Comparing themes and patterns
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  • Making textual connections
  • Understanding conflicting texts on non-fiction topics

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