MEGA BUNDLE SPRING- 8th Grade!
This bundle of passages is EXTENSIVE! 339 pages!!
Includes all 54 nonfiction, fiction, biography and poetry from the packets of January, February, March, April, and May
All of the following excerpts, charts, passages and diagrams are associated with either a variety of multiple choice reading comprehension questions, open-response questions, student inquiry, both short and long answer questions or a combination of strategies.
Use for; weekly assessments, pre-assessment, post-assessment, progress monitoring, or whatever else you need!
Questions involve; using context clues, inferencing, poetry elements, plot, characterization, analytical reading, comprehension, reading for meaning, vocabulary and so much more!
Literature/References and Answer Key Included! Lexile levels and CCSS connections to questions!
Fiction – Excerpt from The Black Pearl
Biography – Scott O’Dell
Poem – Whenever I see a Soldier Boy
Nonfiction – The Corps of Discovery Expedition
Nonfiction – Cinco de Mayo
Fiction – Excerpt from The Finisher
Nonfiction – Excerpt from The Great Fire
Nonfiction- Excerpt from The Chunnel
Nonfiction – Neil Armstrong’s Moon Walk
Greek Myth – Pandora’s Box
Biography – Leonardo da Vinci
Biography – Hans Christian Andersen
Nonfiction- April Fools’ Day
Nonfiction – Real vs April Fools’ Prank
Nonfiction – The RMS Titanic
Nonfiction – Recycling Pros and Cons
Nonfiction – Totally Awesome Items
Poetry – Woodman Spare That Tree
Poetry – The Bluebird’s Song
Fiction – Excerpt from Black Ships Before Troy
Fiction – Excerpt from Brotherhood
Nonfiction – The Last Great Race on Earth
Fiction – An excerpt from Life in Outer Space
Poetry – Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost
Fiction – An excerpt from Touched by Fire
Nonfiction – Russian Pogroms
Fiction to nonfiction texts compare/contrast – Russian Pogroms
Drama – An excerpt from Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Nonfiction – A Slice of Pi
Poetry Day #1 – Morgan’s Curse
Poetry Day #2 - I Found a Four-Leaf Clover
Poetry Day #3 – Upon a Time
Nonfiction- Inside Your Brain
Nonfiction – The Olympic Games
Nonfiction – Excerpt from The Dolphins of Shark Bay
Context Clues Activity – Presidents of the United States
Poem – I, Too written by Langston Hughes
Biography - Langston Hughes
Fiction – Excerpt from Monster written by Walter Dean Myers
Fiction – Excerpt from Bud, Not Buddy written by Christopher Paul Curtis
Nonfiction – The Harlem Renaissance
Folktale – Excerpt from The People Could Fly
Fiction – An excerpt from The Bully Busters
Nonfiction – Excerpt from I Have A Dream – Martin Luther King Jr.
Biography - Martin Luther King Jr.
Nonfiction – Interpreting Maps (Washington D.C. Metro Map)
Nonfiction – Interpreting Maps (London Tube Map)
Nonfiction – Compare/ Contrast Maps
Drama – Sorry Wrong Number
Biography - Nelson Mandela
Poetry – O Captain! My Captain! (this is a challenging poem)
Fiction – Excerpt from A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
Looking for one months' packet or want to see the previews?
Check them out here!
January 8th Grade Packet
February 8th Grade Packet
March 8th Grade Packet
April 8th Grade Packet
May 8th Grade Packet
And to prepare your students for the 9th grade, try the Summer Packet:
8th Grade Students Heading to 9th Grade!
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NOTE**** If you are purchasing more than one grade level packet of the same month within middle school (6-8) please note that they are extremely similar. This is because Common Core groups middle school as 6-8 and the concepts are very similar throughout the three years. Some passages/questions differ depending on the monthly packet. Please read the contents carefully and email if you have any questions!
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Have a great year!
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