More Short Story Units for 8th Grade Available Here: Save $30 when you UPGRADE to the complete bundle today and get your money back on all of your individual units purchased! How to Redeem: Simply contact TpT at their email, firstname.lastname@example.org, and let them know you’ve purchased the bundle. They’ll process refunds for any individual story units you purchased. “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 Click here to view a COMPLETE list of all activities and skills covered. “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.