This engaging PPT. covers a plethora of 8th grade standards! (Research, summarizing, using academic vocabulary, analyzing quotes using short constructed response format, analyzing a movie clip and identifying symbolism and theme, meaning and purpose for different cinematic techniques, etc.) At the end of the PPT. is a culminating activity where students choose between creating a sketch-to-stretch or writing a poem. There is also an extension activity for more advanced learners. Print the PPT as Notes handouts.