Eighth Grade Literacy Resources
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Urban Settings in America: It Happened in the City
This six-week unit of eighth grade begins the year with reflections on the settings of stories and events—from poems and short stories to novels and nonfiction.
Rural Settings in North America:
It Happened in the Country
This eight-week unit of eighth grade continues student reflections on settings of stories and events—from poems and short stories to novels and nonfiction material.
Looking Back on America
This eight-week unit of eighth grade continues with reflections on the setting of stories and events, this time from a historical perspective.
Authors and Artists
This fourth four-week unit of eighth grade goes beyond the initial focus on America, and examines the similarities between literary authors and artists.
This four-week unit of eighth grade continues an examination of the arts, but focuses on the art of dramatic performance of plays, speeches, and poems.
The Road Not Taken
This final six-week unit of eighth grade encourages students to explore their strengths by reading about strong characters who ventured against conventional society in search of the greater good.