ELA Class


Writing templates we used in class:


Template for Argumentative Essay

Expository Essay Outline – Use this to help you organize your essay.

Transition Words grouped like we used in class:



Argument Writing Transition Words

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Below is a link to the Tennessee ELA 8th Grade Standards.

Click HERE for TN 8th Grade ELA Standards

Also below is a link to the Tennessee TNREADY 8th Grade Essay Grading Rubrics. Just click on them to open them up.

Rubric-Argumentative Middle School

Rubric-Explanatory Middle School

Rubric-Narrative Middle School