Lightning Lit: Grade 8

Mini-lessons include taking notes, free verse and ballads, rewriting, narration, fun poems, fiction, sonnets, sentence structure, meter, conclusions, bibliography, and citing sources. The eighth-grade program builds on the seventh-grade program, but you do not need to have completed the seventh-grade program to use this level.

The Power of Literature Part 3: For Young Adults

This post contains book recommendations for junior high to young adult age groups.

These books focus on groups of people who are often discriminated against in our society.  Not all these books are specifically about prejudice or oppression. Some are pleasant stories whose characters happen to be from one of these groups. Others give peeks into various cultures in other ways (such as folk tales). Some touch on history that we must never forget.

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The Power of Literature Part 2: For the Middle Years

This post contains recommendations for longer chapter books for mid elementary to early high school.

Literature allows us to see further than our own household, our own neighborhood. It allows us to experience the lives, thoughts, and emotions of people in circumstances very different from ours.

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Lightning Literature Grade 8 Scope and Sequence:

Teacher's Guide Sample

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Student Workbook Sample

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Student's Guide Sample

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