January Update for 8th-Grade ELA

Happy New Year! We’ll finish our novel study of Lord of the Flies by analyzing the symbolism and writing about how William Golding uses this tool to send a message about human nature. Then we’ll begin our third unit, “Space Invaders.” In this unit, we’ll read science fiction texts by Ray Bradbury and H.G. Wells. We’ll compare and contrast how the authors portray life on Earth during an alien invasion by exploring how they use characters and plot to develop their message. We’ll add in other texts and explore how writers develop setting and mood to support our analysis.

8th-grade ELA students evaluating the nature of humanity

Students should be reading every day for 20-30 minutes, so please make sure your child has a quiet place and consistent time to read.