Grade 8 ~ Writing

Lesson 1

Review how to write a personal narrative.

~  Review These personal narratives to improve your understanding of personal narratives.

Lesson 2

~  Write a Personal Narrative:  Think about a time when you were new to a group. Perhaps it was your first day at your middle school or junior high. Perhaps it was the first practice for a school play or sports team. Write a narrative about your experience and how you learned to fit in. Include details that help the reader experience the event.

Lesson 3

Review how to write a persuasive essay.

~  Review these persuasive essays, to improve your understanding of writing to support a position.

Lesson 4

~  Write a Persuasive Essay:  Your parent or guardian is planning a big vacation. Where would you most like to go? Write an essay proposing a trip you would like to take and why it would be the best choice for your family. Use a variety of reasons to support your proposal.

Lesson 5

Review how to write a “How To” Explanation.

~  Review these How To Explanation essays to  improve your understanding of writing for this purpose.

Lesson 6

Write  a How To Explanation:  Think of something you love to do, or a special talent you have, and explain to someone else, how to do it.  Don’t forget to clearly list the steps.

Lesson 7

~ Review a Descriptive essay to improve your understanding of this kind of writing.

Lesson 8

Write a Descriptive essay:  Describe an event that happened in your life.  It can be a good or bad experience.  Remember to  include all the elements of a descriptive essay in your writing.

Lesson 9

~ Learn about writing a business letter in this video tutorial.

~  Write a business/formal letter:  You have an opportunity to apply for an overseas exchange program to go to a country you have never visited, but have always wanted to.  Write a business letter telling the company that is sponsoring this exchange program why they should choose you as a candidate.

Lesson 10

~ Watch these video tutorials describing what a character analysis is, and how to write one.

Lesson 11

Write a Character Analysis Paragraph:  Think of a book you have read that has a character that you really identified with, or a character that you really didn’t like and write a character analysis about him/her.

Lesson 12

~ Read about writing Thank You Notes.  Now write your own thank you note to someone who has given you a gift recently, or even done something nice for you and you wish to thank them for it.  Be creative.  It can be on paper, or on a card.  You can view and print one of these free online Thank You card templates if you like.  Make sure to write your own text on the inside!


**Congratulations! You have finished your Writing for this year!**

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