8th Grade

Novel Selection: To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

​Reading Strategies:
 Annotating while reading (using Sticky Notes), understanding literary devices (imagery, metaphor, simile), characterization, story mapping, context clues

Writing: Persuasive / argumentative essays; comparing and contrasting text versus film

Grammar: Run-on and incomplete sentences and punctuation rules

Upcoming Assessments:

Due Jan. 22nd: Using your Character Chart completed in class, create a "Character Cube" focused on one character that you have not previously studied before. Use adjectives to describe each character and summarizing their qualities based on the text. Also, provide a sketch or picture of your character in the middle of your cube.

VOCABULARY QUIZ on FRIDAY, January 12th. Use this QUIZLET.com link to study and prepare for your quiz:

HOMEWORK over the BREAK: Finish reading Chapter 2 on your own and write a detailed journal entry on ONE of the following questions:
             1) In Chapter 1, Scout, Jem, and Dill are fascinated by the Radley house. When you were a child, was there a neighbor, family member, or place that scar
 ed you? Describe that person/place as you remember them AND think about how your experience parallels the children in the novel; or,
           2) The children enjoy their summer experiences. What kind of summer fun did you enjoy when you were a young child? Describe one of these experiences and think about how that experience was similar or different to those of the children in the novel. REQUIRED LENGTH: One page, typed.

Due on Dec. 15th: Write a paragraph describing the main character, Scout, from the citations and textual evidence you found working in your group's today. A paragraph is at least 5 sentences, please.

Due on Dec. 13th: Complete the study guide questions on Chapter 1 of To Kill a Mockingbird for tomorrow's class. To count as a homework grade!

Due Dec. 11th: Complete your vocabulary sentences using vocabulary from Chapters 1 & 2 of To Kill a Mockingbird.