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Welcome to 8th Grade Pre-AP Language Arts!

 

Mrs. Riley's Remind 101:

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For the 3rd 9 weeks, we will be looking at the essential question: "What drives people to find answers?"  We will be reading Anthem by Ayn Rand as our whole class novel for the 3rd 9 weeks. Students DO NOT have to buy the book. We have a classroom set.  We will also be doing literature circles for the 3rd 9 weeks.  Students will have a choice of Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, The Maze Runner by James Dashner, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children  by Ransom Riggs, or Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard for literature circles.

 

 2/12- 2/16

    This week we will be starting our whole class novel, Anthem, and looking at the characteristics of a dystopia and a dictatorship.  Students will be tracking these characteristics as they read Anthem.  They will then use that information to assist them in writing an argument essay the following week.  On Friday Feb. 16th, we will be taking a practice cold-read test for a classwork grade.  Students have asked for more practice cold-read tests in class to help them prepare for the state test in April.