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“The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs
FREE UNIT! Skills Focus: Elements of Plot Review, Citing
Text Evidence, Context Clues & Situational Clues, Types
of Foreshadowing, Mood (and Mood Shifts), Analyzing
Dialogue, Essential Question
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“Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes
Skills Focus: Text Evidence, THEME, Development of
Theme (w/Character's Actions), Plot Pyramid,
Analyzing Motivation, Analogies & Allusion (RL.8.4),
Comparing Short Story to Movie (Flowers for
Algernon, year 2000 movie edition)
“The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe
Text Evidence, TONE, Plot Pyramid, Analyzing Motivation,
Literary Elements, Arguments (+ Guided Argumentative
Essay), Comparing Short Story to Short Film
“The Diary of Anne Frank” by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett
Skills Focus: Elements of Drama, Dramatic Irony, Text
Evidence, TONE, Analyzing Conflict, Analyzing Dialogue,
Analyzing Events (Heavy RL.8.3)
Grade 8 Midterm for Reading Literature
Skills Focus: RL.8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, and 8.6.
“The Treasure of Lemon Brown” by Walter Dean Myers
Skills Focus: Character Traits, Characterization, Dynamic
Characters, Development of Theme (Heavy RL.8.3),
Symbolism, and more.
“Paul Revere’s Ride” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Skills Focus: Poetry Elements, Sound, Rhyme,
Structure, and Imagery in Poetry; Mood Analysis by
Stanza, Symbolism, and more.
“Maui: A Polynesian Mythology Unit”
Skills Focus: Mythology, Folklore, Character
Archetypes, Hero's Journey
“An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce
Skills Focus: Point of View (Shifting Point of View), Story
Devices: Foreshadowing, Flashback, Suspense, and
Cliffhanger, Figurative Language, Story/Movie
Comparison, and more.
”The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant
Skills Focus: Irony, Citing Text Evidence (ACE-Style
Questions), Theme-Quotes-Justification, Symbolism,
Genres of Fiction, Paired Texts + Analyses (Poem/Song
Lyrics and Nonfiction Article)
Grade 8 Final Exam for Reading Literature
Skills Focus: R.L. 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.9, and 8.10.