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ENG 80: English Literature


Course Description

In 8th Grade English, students will get the opportunity to read great works of literature (see list below) and talk about them with their peers. Socratic discussions will be held on a regular basis to discuss the chapters that were assigned throughout the week. Students will also learn about the art of writing and practice it on a regular basis either by specific writing assignments or within the framework of another activity. Students will also have the chance to read, memorize and recite extraordinary poems throughout the year which will also be commented on and discussed in class.

Required Texts

Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Perennial, 2002.

Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. Simon & Schuster, 2012.

Shakespeare, William. Julius Caesar. Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2011.

Tolkien, J.R.R. . The Hobbit. Harper Collins, 2002.

School: Middle School

Department: English

Length: Full Year


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