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St. Anthony School, Kailua
A Place to Aim High, Share Learning,
and Build a Catholic Community of Lifelong Learners.
The 8th Grade Writing class meets once each six day cycle. Students develop their vocabulary and writing skills using a variety of tools including online sources which provide access to articles on current events. Students use these topics as a springboard to writing using a combination of narration, description, comparison and contrast, persuasion, process, and research assignments. Students are provided with instructive feedback and allowed to revise their work to improve their final grades on assignments. Instruction is provided which guides revision and editing with an emphasis on reflection and elaboration,, focus and clarity, grammar and mechanics. Students submit their assignments online to an Edmodo or Newsela account which is limited to interaction with the teacher and students in the writing class.