Grade 8

This week in humanities: November 20-24. 

This week in English we are looking at short stories. This unit will focus on a number of literary elements present in short stories, with students completing an assignment based on each. The first is symbolism in Ken Lui's 'The Paper Menagerie,' where students will be tasked with creating an artistic piece that makes use of symbolism. Towards the end of the week we will study allegory in Edgar Allan Poe's 'Masque of the Red Death.'

In social, we are looking at Machiavelli and debating whether or not his writings are relevent in the 21st Century. 

This week in humanities: November 13-17. 

We have completed our essay on The Outsiders last week. These will be be returned and changes may be completed and they can be resubmitted, if interested. We will be beginning a study of short stories this week that will end with each student drafting their own piece of short fiction. We will be reading and analyzing a variety of short stories and then write our own.