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Welcome to 8th Grade Pre-AP Language Arts!


Mrs. Riley's Remind 101:

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For the 1st 9 weeks, we will be looking at the essential question: "Is it our similarities or differences that matter most?"  We will be reading The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien as our whole class novel for the 1st 9 weeks. Students DO NOT have to buy the book. We have a classroom set.  We will also be doing literature circles.  Students will choose from the following books for literature circles:  Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, Divergent by Veronica Roth, and Uglies by Scott Westerfeld.  


 9/17- 9/28

    We are finishing up The Hobbit over the couple of weeks.  We will be watching the 2nd film of the series, The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, on Monday and Tuesday (17th and 18th), reading a summarized version of Beowulf, and finishing up chapters 13-19 of The Hobbit as well as watching the last film of the series, The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies.  After finishing the novel, we will begin working on an argument essay pertaining to our essential question about similarities and differences.