Popular Eighth Grade Literature Printables

Girl writing in notebook  Stimulate your 8th-grade students' critical thinking skills, with our most popular literature printables. Encouraging reading in the classroom is a great way to create a life-long love of books. These activities will improve your class's reading aptitude, as well as their understanding of story elements and genre. Search below, and you'll discover our most popular literature printables: elements of a story review, story-reading guides, character analysis exercises, teacher's book guides, worksheets about different types of poetry, computer-based learning activities, reading logs, information about figurative language, journaling projects, and much more!


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October Calendar of Events
October is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Fire Prevention Week (10/4-10), Metric Week (10/4-10), World Space Week (10/4-10), World Teacher's Day (10/5), Earth Science Week (10/11-17), Chemistry Week (10/18-24), Teen Read Week (10/18-24), Make a Difference Day (10/24), and Halloween (10/31). Plus, celebrate Bullying Prevention Month, Diversity Awareness Month, Learning Disabilities Month, and School Safety Month all October long!

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October is Bullying Prevention Month, and it's a crucial topic for teachers and administrators to address. Bullying can cause both physical and emotional harm, and it can range from inflicting physical abuse to cyber-bullying (the use of cell phones, social networking sites, and other forms of technology to cause emotional distress). Learn how to recognize several forms of bullying and teasing, and discover effective techniques for dealing with and preventing bullying in your classroom.

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