2018-19

8S+ English

Course materials and guides to each unit for Grade 8

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Curricular Materials

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Unit 1: 'What is Fear?' Studying Horror and Suspense
Unit 2: 'What is Freedom?' Studying Dystopia and Modern Media

PROPAGANDA
Martin, “7 Propaganda Techniques for Students to Understand.” Cleverism. 20 June 2018. Web. Accessed 30 Dec 2018.

DYSTOPIA
What is Dystopia Powerpoint (as PDF)

Alex Gendler, “How to Recognize a Dystopia.” TedEd. Accessed 30 Dec 2018.

Unit 3: 'What is Right?' Studying Historical Lit and Social Responsibility
Unit 4: 'What is Culture?' Studying Cultural Impact?
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Skills and Assigments

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Grammar

Sentence Structure (ppt as PDF)

4 Types of Sentences (ppt as PDF)

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Assignments

EG Reading Guide: Ch.1-15 with questions.

Ender’s Game Literary Analysis: Assignment Sheet.

Download 100 Persuasive Speech Prompts

Writing Skills

Thesis Practice (ppt as PDF)

Speech and Rhetoric (ppt as PDF)

Key Reading

Bradbury, Ray. “The Flying Machine.” 1953.

Card, Orson Scott. Ender’s Game. 1985.

Hinton, S.E., The Outsiders, 1967.

Jackson, Shirley. “The Lottery.” 1945.

Speigelman, Maus, 1991.

Vonnegut, Kurt. “Harrison Bergeron.” 1961.

Collections Textbook

The Life of Frederick Douglass

Szymborska, ‘There but for the Grace’

Wiesel, Elie, ‘After Auschwitz’