Year 7 and 8 Writing Program

   Themes: Friendship, Loyalty and Betrayal                                  

  POEM:                    "Masks" by Shel Silverstein

 

  FABLE:                   "The Lion and the Mouse" by Aesop

 

  FANTASY:              Excerpt from Peter Pan "When Wendy Grew Up" by J.M. Barrie

 

  SHORT STORY:     "After Twenty Years" by O. Henry

 

  POEM:                    "Love and Friendship" by Emily Bronte

 

  NON-FICTION:    "The Life of Julius Caesar" by David White

 

  FABLE:                   "The Bear and the Two Travellers" by Aesop

 

  ESSAY:                   "On Revenge" by Sir Francis Bacon

 

  BIBLICAL:             "Joseph's Dreams" from Genesis 37

   Themes: Growing Up and Valuing Our Youth                              

  INTERVIEW:         "Two Finalists Vie to be Master Chef Junior" by David Greene

 

  FOLKTALE:           "The Story of the Lazy Boy" by Sidney Endle

 

  SHORT STORY:    "Fish Cheeks" by Amy Tan

 

  POEM:                   "If" by Rudyard Kipling

 

  POEM:                   "Travel" by Robert Louis Stevenson

 

  POEM:                   "Fifth Grade Autobiography" by Rita Dove

 

  FANTASY:             "Down the Rabbit Hole" by Lewis Carroll

 

  POEM:                   "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost

 

  POEM:                   "The Land of Story Books" by Robert Louis Stevenson

   Theme: Identity - What Makes You Who You Are?                     

  ARTICLE:              "The Distracted Teenage Brain" by Alison Pearce Stevens

 

  FABLE:                  "The Thief and His Mother" by Aesop

 

  POEM:                   "The Blind Man and the Elephant" by John Godfrey Saxe

 

  NON-FICTION:   "Self-Concept" by Saul McLeod

 

  NON-FICTION:   "What Your Most Vivid Memories Say About You" by S. K. Whitbourne

 

  PLAY:                    Excerpts from "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare

 

  NON-FICTION:   "Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs" by CommonLit Staff

 

  POEM:                   "Invictus" by William Ernest Henley

 

  NON-FICTION:    "Frank Abagnale" by CommonLit Staff

   Themes: Comedy and Tragedy, Right and Wrong, Success     

  SHORT STORY:   "The Ransom of Red Chief" by O. Henry

 

  NEWS:                  "Outpouring of Support for France" by Joyce Grant

 

  FABLE:                  "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" by Aesop

 

  SHORT STORY:   "The Man in the Well" by Ira Sher

 

  SPEECH:              "Stanford University Speech" by Steve Jobs

 

  SHORT STORY:   "Luck" by Mark Twain

 

  NON-FICTION:   "Letters From Wilbur Wright" by Wilbur Wright