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Winter 2021: E108C03 - Accelerated English 8



This winter, students will explore and analyze the themes of technology and modernization versus man and the natural world. In this class, students will foster the ability to discuss and analyze various literary and figurative language devices. Students will also work to craft a five part narrative short story, as well as a compare and contrast writing piece.

*Instructor: Amanda Walker

This course will encompass the following English Language Arts Standards 

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.8.1: Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. 
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.8.2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text. 
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.8.3: Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision. 
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.8.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts. 
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. 

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