8th Grade
Novel Selection: The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien

Skill: Annotating while reading, character & setting analysis, understanding literary devices (imagery, foreshadowing, simile, metaphor, and personification)

Strategy: Summarizing the plot structure; character charts; story mapping; analyzing the author's use of literary devices; analyzing the author's purpose of writing the story

Writing: Creating your own archetypal character (questing hero, reluctant hero, mentor, or monster)

Topic: Fantasy

Chapters 1-3: throng, flummoxed, audacious, conspirator, runes, obstinately, prudent, requisite, dreary, scuttle, cavalcade, larder, glade, cleave, grieves

Grammar: Using apostrophes, commas, and semi-colons

Upcoming Assessments: Due Monday, March 27th: Complete the exercises on pages 131, 132, 133, and 134 of Unit 10 in your orange Vocabulary Workbook! To be counted as a homework grade!