8th Grade Language Arts
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
I am so happy to be sharing The Outsiders will all my eighth graders this year. What a great way to start the year. Last week, students created character posters for members of the Greasers. This week, we will be focusing on how lines of dialogue and events propel the action of a story and reveal certain aspects of a character. Both vocabulary and citing textual evidence are a strong focus and will continue to be throughout the year.
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Book Project Information for Prep/Prep Plus Students...
This week, students will be receiving information regarding their quarterly book projects. Students will be given a detailed outline for the expectations for these projects. The first project may be completed on The Outsiders, if students prefer.