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: Simile: a two unlike things are compared using "like" or "as" He is as strong as a lion.
Metaphor: comparison that does not use "like" or "as" The baby's eyes are shiny stars.
Hyperbole: extreme exaggeration I have a million things to do today.
Onomatopoeia: a word that sounds like what it means. Crack! Snap! Crash!