• Eighth Grade English Language Arts:


    Textbook: The Language of Literature by McDougal-Littell


    Units of study/Themes for the year:

    • Night, by Elie Wiesel and other materials related to the Holocaust
    • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred Taylor
    • Tangerine, by Edward Bloor 

    We also read other short stories, poetry, and non-fiction that relate to the novels.  Short stories may include: 

    • "Charles", by Shirley Jackson
    • "Raymond’s Run", by Toni Cade Bambara
    • "The Monkey’s Paw", by W.W. Jacobs
    • "The Tell Tale Heart", and the poem "The Raven", by Edgar Allan Poe
    • "The Treasure of Lemon Brown" by Walter Dean Myers
    • "The Ransom of Red Chief" by O. Henry
    • "The Necklace", by Guy de Maupassant
    • "Harriet Tubman: Conductor of the Underground Railroad" by Anne Petry
    • "Flowers for Algernon", by Daniel Keyes
    • "A Mason-Dixon Memory", by Clifton Davis 


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