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Unit 6 - History through Literature, and Drama

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                                               8th Grade Language Arts
 
Unit 6. History through literature, drama, irregular verbs, career research  
                   
History through Literature: Language of Literature pp. 713-715      
Drama: Language of Literature pp. 259-262          
                   
Selections                
   1. from Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad (LIT 757, IR 298)  
   2. from Lincoln: A Photobiography (LIT 769)          
   3. Alcott, Civil War Journal (LIT 784)          
   4. Whitman, "O Captain! My Captain!" (LIT 779)        
   5. The Diary of Anne Frank (LIT 447, IR 176)          
                   
Vocabulary:                
acts      minor character scenes        
drama     narrative poetry script        
foil     playwright secondary source      
historical fiction   primary source sound effects      
informative nonfiction props   stage directions      
main character   scenery            
                   
Grammar:                
irregular verbs                
                   
Questions:                
   1. What is a primary source? Use a selection from class as an example to explain.  
   2.  What is a secondary source? Use an example from class as an example to explain.  
   3. What is the difference between informative articles and historical fiction?    
   4. About what should a reader be careful when studying literature through fiction?  
   5.  What is the purpose of stage directions in a play?          
                   
Writing: Career quilt - http://cacareerzone.com/text/index.html
Career Quilt instructions
     

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