Grade 8 Essay

Do you want to inspire your students to write great narratives, essays, and reports?

Check out these grade-specific writing topics organized by mode (explanatory, creative, and so on).

Persuasive essays are a bit like argument essays, but they tend to be a little kinder and gentler.

Argument essays require you to discuss and to attack an alternate view, while persuasive essays are attempts to convince the reader that you have a believable argument.

By understanding 8th grade writing standards, parents can be more effective in helping their children meet grade level expectations. In Grade 8, students refine and build upon previously learned knowledge and skills in increasingly complex essays.

—Use varied sentence types and sentence openings to present a lively and effective personal style.

—Identify and use parallelism, including similar grammatical forms, in all written discourse to present items in a series and items juxtaposed for emphasis.

—Use regular and irregular verb tenses appropriately and consistently such as present, past, future, perfect, and progressive.

—Use adjectives (comparative and superlative forms) and adverbs appropriately to make writing vivid or precise.

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