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Old 10-24-2012, 11:27 PM   #1
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Examples of 8th grade writing?

DS is in 8th grade and I have a feeling he is behind in his writing skills but I don't necessarily have anything to compare it to.

Does anyone have any examples they wouldn't mind sharing with me? Thanks!

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My 7th grade DS had to be guided in his writing. So examples of his work wouldn't be helping you. Some kids just need lots of help.y son is ADD so writing anything is TORTURE!!! When he has book reports to write, he does well because there is a structure to follow. Creative writing is hard for him because theres no guide lines. Essays are a tad bit easier, because again there is a structure to follow. There is a homeschool writing program that really helped us, Igniting Your Writing. I highly recommend it.
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Re: Examples of 8th grade writing?

My oldest is only 7th grade, and I know she's behind in her writing as well, but I have a friend who teaches English at one of the local middle schools and I asked her about it. She said this is the age where they should be working on writing 5 paragraph essays, short reports, and some creative writing.

We are planning on getting Institute for Excellence in Writing. Everything I've read and heard has it listed as the absolute best writing program out there.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:26 PM   #4
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Re: Examples of 8th grade writing?

Thank you so much for the Igniting Your Writing suggestion! I purchased it and I can't believe how applicable it is! It is broken down into small steps and good examples. It is perfect!
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Re: Examples of 8th grade writing?

If you are looking for examples, here is a link to the curriculum exemplars for writing Grades 1-8 for Ontario Canada. I know its not where you are, but they provide several examples (level 3 is considered provincial standard) and discuss what they are looking for at each level. It might give you something to compare to. HTH.

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curricu...riting18ex.pdf
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