2017/2018 Year at a Glance

First Six Weeks

Analyzing Fiction and Drama

Comparing Myths and Legends


"The Diary of Anne Frank" The play by Frances Goodrich and Alber Hackett

Pre AP Summer Reading- "The Wave" by Todd Strasser

"Pandora's Box" - a comparison of the Greek and Roman version of this Myth

"Pecos Bill" - an American Legend

Second Six Weeks

Analyzing Non-Fiction and Poetry


"Thumbprint" by Eve Merriam

"A Gift From a Ghost" by Mike Cox

"The Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs

"Tell Tale Heart" by E.A. Poe

"The Raven" by E.A. Poe

"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving

"The Cask of Amontillado" by E.A. Poe

Third Six Weeks

Creating Connections Across Literary Texts


Pre AP: "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury

Regular: "The Giver" by Lois Lowry

4th Six Weeks

Analyzing Informational Text & Creating Connections across Informational Texts


"The Treasure of Lemon Brown" by Walter Dean Myers

"Thank you Ma'am" by Langston Hughes

"Knock Knock" by Daniel Beaty


Author's Purpose

"President Obama's National Address to America's School Children" by President Obama

"The Aunt's and the Grasshopper" by Aesop

"The Rose that Grew from Concrete" by Tupac Shakur

"Honest Abe" by Barbara Radner

Nike Advertizments

Chocolate Cake Recipe

Titanic Article

Excerpt from "Believing in Horses" by Valerie Ormond


Planned by not yet started...

Regular: "Monster" by Walter Dean Myers

5th Six Weeks

Analyzing Persuasive Texts & Media Literacy


Super Bowl Commercials & Persuasive Techniques

"Monster" by Walter Dean Myers

8th Grade Reading STAAR Test

Wednesday, April 11th, 8am

3425 118th Street

Lubbock, TX

6th Six Weeks

Creating Connections Across ALL Genres


"Tears of a Tiger" by Susan Draper

Research Project (Research a Teen Issue)