What's happening in 8th Grade Language Arts?!
Students will be reading The Outsiders to explore the effects stereotyping can have on our society. Students will work in teams to put on a mock trial where they argue whether Johnny Cade is guilty or innocent of his crime. Students will bed assigned a role and will work collaboratively to produce a strong theory and argue it with evidence from the story. Students will also engage in a book club where they read a novel around the theme of stereotypes and perceptions. Students will continue to practice the Common Core standards of Reading Literature by analyzing the novel’s characters, conflicts and theme. We will also continue to work on Writing standards where students locate and use relevant evidence to argue claims.