This video covers the history of Cinco De Mayo.
Hello! This week, we will be learning a bit more about symbols and how they represent universal concepts in literature.
This read aloud is about accepting all students back to school. Our school is a space where all students should feel cared for and loved.
This video is an introduction to your new 8th grade literacy teacher: Mr. Bonnet!
This slideshow covers how symbolism is used by authors to reveal themes in literature.
This is a homework assignment for our Outsiders theme unit. Journal entries are due every Friday.
This video provides some background information on the author of The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton. It discusses when she started writing it, the influences her life had on the book, etc.
For this week's reading card, we will be analyzing our books for potential themes. Here are some strategies that we have discussed in class that you can use to find a theme: examine the symbols used in your book, the use of characterization for major characters, the conflict, how the character changes over time, and any allusions made in the text. Write 2 paragraphs that analyze the theme, picking at least 2 of the strategies listed above. Use evidence from the text to support your answer. As always, read the rubric to know what I’m grading you on!
Please read the short stories. Identify the universal concepts of each story. From the universal concepts, create a potential theme. Finally, justify your theme with textual evidence!
Watch this video for our short quiz next Friday!