8th graders will begin a research unit. All documents related to the unit it will be posted here. If students are absent they are expected to refer to this page to get information they may have missed.
Students will:

1. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.2. Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.3. Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.4. Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.5. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.6. Establish and maintain a formal style.7. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.

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Rough draft, notes, works cited document due WEDNESDAY.
Peer editing will take place on Wednesday.
Final draft due Friday.