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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



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