Common Core Alignment

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.9.a - Apply grade 8 Reading standards to literature (e.g., “Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new”).

1: Semester 1

Unit 2: Animal Farm
Lesson 1: What Is a Theme?
Lesson 10: Boxer's Fate
Lesson 11: The Farmers Pay a Visit
Lesson 2: Major's Dream
Lesson 3: The Rebellion
Lesson 4: Work on the Farm
Final Project: Animal Farm Letter
Unit 4: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Lesson 1: Introduction to Mark Twain and the Novel

2: Semester 2

Unit 2: Watership Down
Lesson 11: Conflict and Escape
Lesson 2: Foreshadowing
Lesson 7: Rabbit Societies
Lesson 8: Folktales and Fantasy
Unit 4: To Kill a Mockingbird
Lesson 10: Equal Rights?
Lesson 11: The Mockingbird
Lesson 8: Identity