Eighth Grade Language Arts

Integrated with social studies in middle school humanities program. FOCUS: U.S. Constitution, Slavery, Civil War, Reconstruction, Migration, Civil Rights Movement. ROUTINES: Journal writing, literature discussions, independent reading, read aloud, group work, visible thinking. LITERATURE: A variety of books united by theme in book clubs PROJECTS: book reviews, literary essays, oral history projects, original constitutions, Civil Rights research papers.