ENG 80: English Literature
In 8th Grade English, students will gain perspective on their own culture by comparison with others. They will evaluate: the virtue and vices of a bygone era (To Kill a Mockingbird), as well as an imagined future (Fahrenheit 451). They will ponder perennial questions of truth, freedom, and justice which run through the past and into the present by reading works like: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Julius Caesar, Twelve Angry Men, and more. Finally, students will hone the craft of writing, cultivate good reading habits, increase their vocabularies, strengthen their memories, and develop their imaginations.
Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451: –the Temperature at Which Book Paper Catches Fire and Burns. Simon & Schuster, 2012.
Shakespeare, William, et al. The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2011.
Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. HarperCollins, 2002.
Rose, Reginald. Twelve Angry Men. Publisher Not Identified, 2010.
School: Middle School
Length: Full Year