Grade 8 English Language Arts
"Forbidden City" Webquest
A study package for "The Pigman" by Paul Zindel. This is primarily for the grade 8 level but can be used in high school.
The title says it all! This is a list of 100 writing prompts, suitable for all ages of writers.
A to Z Teacher Stuff is a teacher-created site designed to help teachers find online resources more quickly and easily. Find lesson plans, thematic units, teacher tips, discussion forums for teachers, downloadable teaching materials & eBooks, printable worksheets and blacklines, emergent reader books, themes, and more.
Academic Skill Builders
You are a member of one of five Greek city-states. Your city-state must perform a series of tasks in a classroom "Olympics" simulation to learn more about how your group would interact with the other city-states.
Teacher Professional Development by subject and grade.
AudioOwl Free Audio Books
The BBC has a terrific site for English, Math and Science learning. The activities are highly interactive and engaging!
A generic book report for students to complete. This document includes a student handout, graphic organizers, and an evaluation sheet.
Brain Teasers, Puzzles and Riddles
Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary allows users to enter any word and be given the definition and pronunciation of that word.
Find rich, hands-on learning experiences that can be searched by subject, theme, grade, media, and completion time.
Create your own crosswords to suit your needs using this very user-friendly site.
Could you describe brushing your hair without using the words "hair" or "brush"? This activity will make your students choose more descriptive words to illustrate their point.
Printable skills sheets for using the Dictionary.
Edistorm takes the metaphor of sticky notes on a boardroom wall and brings it online allowing anyone - anywhere to brainstorm with only a web browser.
Each user picks their favorite ideas and Edistorm brings the best ones forward.
This section features original grammar worksheets for teachers and parent-teachers to copy for their kids. Use them for teaching, reinforcement, and review.
A thematic exploration of the historical fiction novel "Island of the Blue Dolphins" by Scott O'Dell.
Absolutely FREE online books! Thousands of novels, poems, stories and easy to read books online.
Welcome to the Famous Scientists / Inventors Challenge. This is an online voyage of discovery about people who have questioned the world around them and made important choices and discoveries as a result. This was a Grade 8 ELA "Burning Question" and Science "Earth and Space Unit" webquest but it can fit into any Science unit by changing the scientists accordingly.
Over 25 lessons about figuative language and poetry! Wonderful resource!
This is a fun activity to complete after reading Holes by Louis Sachar. As students read the book, or as you read it aloud, have students pay special attention to the individual characters in the book. They will draw conclusions and make predictions about these characters in the future.
Select the appropriate age of your students and choose from a variety of Mathematics, Geography, Art, Science, Language Arts, etc. games.
A two page document that defines many poetic terms.
A list of resources that support the Saskatchewan Grade 8 ELA curriculum.
Grade 8 ELA Topics
Both printable handouts and online interactive exercises for various grammar topics.
Hans Christian Andersen: Fairy Tales and Stories ~ the title says it all!
The students in Mrs. Taverna's class at Pocantico Hills School in Sleepy Hollow, New York learned about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. They have posted some quizzes, timelines, etc. for other students to use in their studies.
This lesson includes an Internet scavenger hunt, a brief read-aloud story, and a handful of additional activities.
A terrific site with many examples of references, endnotes, footnotes, etc.
Instant Poetry Forms
Debating is a structured contest of argumentation in which two opposing individuals or teams defend and attack a given proposition. The procedure is bound by rules that vary based on location and participants. The process is adjudicated and a winner is declared. Debating is a foundational aspect of a democratic society and thus reflects the values of Canadians.
Interactive Whiteboard Links
Images, FAQs, biography, resources, etc. for Jack London.
Lit2Go MP3 Stories and Poems
A two page document that defines words like dialogue, genre, hyperbole, mood, etc.
You are a member of an advertising team hired by a wealthy philanthropist who wants you to design an ad campaign. You must find ways to educate people on the dangers of some products or messages.
Media Propoganda Webquest
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary with activities and games.
This method of research is used to walk an entire class through the research process at the beginning of the year.
For thousands of years people have associated objects in the sky, the Earth, and aspects of their physical world with the gods and goddesses of their cultures. Through these pages, find out about the gods and goddesses of different cultures around the world, and the works of art people have created to give them expression.
Myths and Legends Story Creator
Welcome to the Myths, Folktales and Fairy Tales Internet project. We've compiled contributions from many authors to create this rich resource for learning about and writing in these genres.
Find links to newspapers and news media. Discover the most extensive newspaper and news media guide on the internet.
Handouts and exercises on grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Busy teachers are always looking for new teaching ideas and ways to save time. The Saskatoon Public Schools OLC has compiled a list of online resources that their teachers have created or recommended.
Brief overview of the parts of a paragraph, writing a paragraph and the different kinds of paragraphs.
Students write a multi-paragraph persuisive essay on the topic of why they do not deserve a detention. A marking rubric is included, as well as exemplars of student writing.
Pics4Learning is a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students. The Pics4Learning collection consists of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers. Unlike many Internet sites, permission has been granted for teachers and students to use all of the images donated to the Pics4Learning collection.
Students will create a "visual" biography of a famous figure, in which each pizza slice represents a paragraph and toppings represent supporting details.
Plagiarism is a rapidly growing problem in many venues today. Because it is so easy to locate information using the Internet, students have given in to the temptation to take materials and use them for their own. This needs to be addressed by all who are in the education field -- by teaching the observance of proper citation and copyright compliance AND by making sure our students know that stealing someone else's work is wrong. This site may help you in your efforts towards these goals.
Many free printable worksheets to help the student with their reading comprehension.
A step by step approach to writing a paper.
Teaching Resources, Student Activities, Reproducibles, and more!
Scholastic's Writing Games
The Science Learning Network (SLN) is an online community of educators, students, schools, science museums and other institutions demonstrating a new model for inquiry science education. There is a list of resources developed by SLN museums.
Easy to use forms that allow students to edit their own work or that of a peer.
Welcome to the "Shakespeare Is Elementary" web site! This page can be accessed by clicking on the "Shakespeare is Elementary" headline on each of the site's pages. We hope you enjoy your time spent with us and 'the Bard'!
Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about stories, folklore, and fairy tales. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme.
This collection of storytelling activities-developed by storyteller/author Heather Forest for her storytelling workshops with students, teachers, and librarians-can be expanded by educators into language arts lesson plans to support speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
Students choose from a Character Map, a Conflict Map, a Resolution Map or a Setting Map. They enter in the specifics from their story and print their map.
This site gives concrete activities for studying, working with others, reading, concentrating, and more.
Teachers Love Smart Boards
Harriet Tubman's life was a monument to courage and determination that continues to stand out in American history. This site gives some background information on the life of Harriet Tubman.
Not only definitions but word games, reference articles and more are at this site.