Eight days in, and I’m still scrambling a little with having an 8th grade prep. The last time I had 8th grade was 7 years ago, and I was scrambling a bit then (the last round of 8th grade had been 11 years before that), plus I got a student teacher for the last third of the year and I didn’t have to worry about it. So needless to say, I have been rifling through the files (both virtual and paper stylie), trying to figure out a direction through the 8th grade standards.

(I know; it’s a little funny to be posting 8th grade lessons on a site called SeventhGradeEnglish…)

I have more on this soon, but right now I ‘d like to direct you over to SeventhGradeEnglish.com for a lesson I fished out of the paper archive, and revamped (just) a bit. It’s a poetry thang. I mean writing poetry. Sort of.

The 8th grade standards include more poetry kind of shtuff so…

It starts with that Robert Frost classic, “The Road Not Taken.”

It’s called “Prose into Poetry.