Jesse Franzen

8th Grade English
Quarter 1 Lessons/Assignments in Reverse Order (today back to the 1st day of the quarter)

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Unit 1: Collection 2 Texts
• “The Tell-Tale Heart” Anchor Text
• “What is the Horror Genre?” Anchor Text
• “The Monkey’s Paw” Story and Film
Collection 2 Close Reads
• “Manmade Monsters”
• “The Outsider”
• “Frankenstein” Poem Additional Literature
• “The Speckled Band”
Additional Multi-Media
• Mary Shelley video
Major Writing:
• Narrative Writing: Suspense Story

Unit 2&3: Collection 3 Texts
• Introduction: Collection 4 “When do Kids become Adults,”
Close Reader: “Much too young to work so hard,” Compare texts, p. 247
• Step 2 Practice: Format for Argumentative Writing materials from Common Core Assessment booklet (p. 11-22), Including graphic organizer.
• Writing task, p. 31 graphic organizer, including Points of View Database
Additional Texts:
• “Strike them Hard,” Baker Massacre Play
• “To Build a Fire”
• “Gift of the Magi”
Major Writing:
• Argumentative essay

Unit 4: Persuasive Speaking

Unit 5: Compare and Contrast Reading and Writing
• “The Flying Machine”

Unit 6: Informational Writing

Unit 7: Holocaust Literature
• “The Diary of Anne Frank” play

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