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Eighth Grade Literacy Resources

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Unit One
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.

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Unit Two
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.

Unit Three
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.

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Unit Four
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.

 

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Unit Five
Dramatically Speaking

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.

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Unit Six
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.