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Abraham the Amazing
Follow the story of a circus elephant named Abraham as he embarks on an eventful and surprising journey. In this tutorial, you will also review "point of view" and learn about "dramatic irony."

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Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 8
Intended Audience: Students
Collection: Original Student Tutorials for Language Arts - Grades 6-12

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Alien Invasion! Or Not?
Learn about puns, a type of figurative language. Using a science fiction short story called "The Eyes Have It" you will practice identifying puns and interpreting their various meanings. You will...

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Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 8
Intended Audience: Students
Collection: Original Student Tutorials for Language Arts - Grades 6-12

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All Aboard! The Central Idea Express
Learn how to find thecentral ideas ofinformational texts that are all about train travel! "Ride the rails" and learn about topics, central ideas, supporting details, and summaries.

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Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 8
Intended Audience: Students
Collection: Original Student Tutorials for Language Arts - Grades 6-12

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Capitalization: A Crash Course
Learn the rulesof capitalization in thisinteractive tutorial! By the end, you'll have undergone a "crash course" in correct capitalization.

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Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 8
Intended Audience: Students
Collection: Original Student Tutorials for Language Arts - Grades 6-12

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Changing the Driving Age?
In this interactive tutorial, you'll learn how to evaluate the soundness of several speakers' arguments as they debate whether or not the driving age should be raised from 16 years old to 18 or even...

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Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 8
Intended Audience: Students
Collection: Original Student Tutorials for Language Arts - Grades 6-12

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Connections and Concussions: Teens and...
In this interactive tutorial, you'll make connections between the key individuals in an informational text about concussions and high school football.

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Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 8
Intended Audience: Students
Collection: Original Student Tutorials for Language Arts - Grades 6-12

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Cyberwar! Citing Evidence and Making...

Practice citing evidence and drawing inferences using an informational text about hacking and cyberwarfare!

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Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 8
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Collection: Original Student Tutorials for Language Arts - Grades 6-12

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Exploring Texts
Learn about text evidence using excerptsfrom Carl Hiaasen's novel Hoot in this interactive tutorial. You'll learn how to find explicitand implicit informationin the story, as well as how to make...

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Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 8
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Collection: Original Student Tutorials for Language Arts - Grades 6-12

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Go For the Gold: Writing Evidence & Using...
Learn how to define and identify claims being made within a text. To accomplish this interactive tutorial profiles a number of famous Olympians and their incredible achievements. The tutorial will...

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Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 8
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Collection: Original Student Tutorials for Language Arts - Grades 6-12

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Happy Halloween! Textual Evidence and...
Cite text evidence and make inferencesin thistutorial that will teach you all about the "real"historyof Halloween!

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Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 8
Intended Audience: Students
Collection: Original Student Tutorials for Language Arts - Grades 6-12

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Its all about Mood: Bradbury's "Zero Hour"
Learn how authors create mood in a story through this interactive tutorial. You'll read a science fiction short story by author Ray Bradbury and analyze how he uses images, sound, dialogue, setting,...

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Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 8
Intended Audience: Students
Collection: Original Student Tutorials for Language Arts - Grades 6-12

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It's all about Mood: Creating a Found Poem
Learn how to create a Found Poem with changing moods in this interactive tutorial. This tutorial is part two of a two-part series. In part one, students read "Zero Hour," a science fiction short...

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Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 8
Intended Audience: Students
Collection: Original Student Tutorials for Language Arts - Grades 6-12

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Language Wizard: Active & Passive Voice
This Harry Potter-themed tutorial will teach you to define and explain active and passive voice. It will also teach you how to change passive voice to active voice to make your writing stronger.

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Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 8
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Collection: Original Student Tutorials for Language Arts - Grades 6-12

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Make a Wish: Theme in "The Monkey's Paw"
In this interactive tutorial, you'll explore foreshadowing and theme through the suspenseful story The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs.

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Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 8
Intended Audience: Students
Collection: Original Student Tutorials for Language Arts - Grades 6-12

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Metaphors: The Ultimate Transformers!
Learn the differencebetweenmetaphorsand similesand unpack the meanings of several extendedmetaphorsin poems like Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken."

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Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 8
Intended Audience: Students
Collection: Original Student Tutorials for Language Arts - Grades 6-12

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Punctuation Vacation: Everybody Needs a...
In this interactive tutorial, you'll take a "punctuation vacation" to learn how commas, dashes, and ellipses can be used to indicate breaks or pauses in your writing.

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Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 8
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Collection: Original Student Tutorials for Language Arts - Grades 6-12

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Read Between the Lines: Understanding...
This tutorial focuses on allusions and analogies. It will help you understand these two literary devices and how authors use figurative language in their writing.

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Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 8
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Collection: Original Student Tutorials for Language Arts - Grades 6-12

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Story Structure: Many Paths
This interactive tutorial will teach you about the different kinds of structure a story can have. From linear and nonlinear structures to open and closed endings, you'll learn how authors use story...

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Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 8
Intended Audience: Students
Collection: Original Student Tutorials for Language Arts - Grades 6-12

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Structures and Skeletons
In this interactive tutorial, you'll read about dinosaurs like Spinosaurus and Tyrannosaurus rex in order to learn about the text structures of different paragraphs you'll read and write.

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Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 8
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Collection: Original Student Tutorials for Language Arts - Grades 6-12

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Surviving Extreme Conditions
Read Jack London's short story "To Build a Fire" and gain experience using text evidence in your descriptive writing in this interactive tutorial.

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Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 8
Intended Audience: Students
Collection: Original Student Tutorials for Language Arts - Grades 6-12

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