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Ms. Gilchrist's~ 8th Grade Language Arts

 

 The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience

 of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination. ~ Elizabeth Hardwick. 

UNITS OF STUDY: Each unit will last approximately 6 weeks with the exception of Unit 1 (2-3 weeks).

We will integrate reading and writing throughout each unit using Reader's and Writer's Workshop.

UNIT ONE- BUILDING CLASSROOM COMMUNITY
UNIT TWO- MEMOIR
UNIT THREE- HISTORICAL FICTION
UNIT FOUR- PERSUASIVE WRITING
UNIT FIVE- POETRY
UNIT SIX- REALISTIC FICTION
 
MINI UNITS- SHORT STORIES AND INQUIRY QUEST


 Memoir          HIstorical Fiction  Contemporary Realistic Fiction  
 Night by Elie Wiesel  Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli  Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson  
 Zlata's Diary by Zlata Filipovic  The Boy in Striped Pajamas by John Boyne  Whale Talk by Chris Cruther  
 After the Wall by Jana Hensel  Solider X by Don Wulffson  Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher  
 The Freedom Writer's Diary by Erin Gruwell    Define Normal by Julie Anne Peters  
     Forged by Fire by Sharon Draper  
 Managed book choices  managed book choices.pptx  Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick

Managed Book choices ppt for Contemporary Realistic Fiction



Ms. Gilchrist's study sessions will be held Tuesday afternoons from 3:50-4:30 pm. 


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