We are currently reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
8th Grade Literature:
Books: The Language of Literature, novels, and supplementary reading materials
Focus: Literary elements, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing constructed responses to literature
We will study the following literature: *All students are expected to bring a book they are reading to class each day.
- Short Story/Poetry (literary elements) This can be a library book, a book borrowed from a teacher's classroom, or a book the student owns.
- Informational Texts We will visit the library periodically.
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- Night by Elie Wiesel
- The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Literary Terms of the Week: Similie: a two unlike things are compared using "like" or "as" He is as strong as a lion.
Onomatopoeia: a word that sounds like the object or action it refers to. Snap! Crash! Pop!
Personification: humanlike characteristics are given to a non-human The sunshine smiled at me as I walked out of the school.
Alliteration: repetition of initial consonant sounds in 2 or more words. Mickey Mouse Betty bakes brownies!