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Eighth Grade Reading List

8th Grade: US History/Geography All rising 8th grade students must read the required book for their grade level and complete the following assignment: ● Complete a Reading Response Journal: Write a 2-3 sentence response to each chapter (this is not just a summary but a response to what the author is suggesting about how one’s character should be in order to influence people around him or her).  ● Write a paper addressing the question: What does How to Win Friends and Influence People
teach us about character and habits? Your paper should be at least two pages typed (double-spaced), 12-point font, with 1-inch margins. 
 All rising 8th grade students must read one additional book of their choice from the approved book list at their grade level and complete the following assignment:
 
At Classical Preparatory School, we focus on the following habits: Attention, Memorization, Perfect Execution, Order, Reflection, Courtesy, Obedience, Truthfulness, Fortitude, Temperance. ● As you read your selected book, think about how one of the characters possesses or lacks these habits. Select one character and one habit, then write a paper explaining how this character possesses or lacks the habit. Use at least three examples from the book to support your points (include the page number for the examples). Your paper should be at least two pages typed (double-spaced), 12-point font, with 1-inch margins.
 

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