8th Grade English Language Arts Through Literature - The Book Thief (MBTP)

In this 4-week course, learners will explore historical fiction while analyzing literary devices, logical fallacies, and write a short story utilizing the Moving Beyond the Page (MBTP) The Book Thief 8th/9th grade ELA/English unit.
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Completed by 5 learners

55 minutes

per class

Twice per week

over 4 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

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Wed Jun 1

Jun 1 - Jun 27 (4 weeks)
We, Mo
9pm - 9:55pm

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Class Experience

I studied literature throughout my bachelor's program as part of the creative writing emphasis. I have been teaching middle and high school level students for several years how to analyze texts (movies and books), write essays, and creative writing. 
Published writer in nonfiction (articles and books) and fiction (short stories, novellas, and novels).
Writing young adult fantasy and space opera under the pen name Angelia Almos. 
Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Arts: Creative Writing
Certificates from Institute of Children's Literature
Certificates from Institute for Writers
Students will need to read and study the texts, do the weekly workbook activity pages, do short written responses outside of class, and research and write papers/essays. This class has a very heavy reading load as it is a long book. 
 1 file available upon enrollment
Students will need a word processor to write paper assignments, a journal/notebook/google doc is recommended for journaling thoughts and extra/non-workbook assignments, a printer to print up the workbook pages or pdf editor to do them on their computer, and a cell phone with a camera or scanner to turn in workbook pages. Families will need to purchase the Moving Beyond the Page student activity pages to download. Direct links to purchase the student activity pages will be provided after enrollment. MBTP Activity Pages - The Book Thief - $4.99 The following text/book will be used throughout the class. Families may purchase (print, ebook, or audio) or borrow from their local library. Prices listed below were found on Amazon. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - $6.99 Rent/stream/borrow: The Book Thief (2013) PG-13.
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Your Final Grade will be determined from your homework grades, project grades, and test grades. 

Projects grading rubrics will be provided with the assignment. 

Assignments, papers, projects, and tests will have due dates and late assignments will receive a deduction. Accommodations and extensions can be given when asked for before the due date. 
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
The Book Thief takes place during World War II and the narrative includes many of the violent situations that occur during war including deaths of major characters, fights, beatings, whippings, and suicide. There is also foul language and antisemitic/racist language. 

Outside sources may be referenced/used in the class for homework. The unit test will be done using a Google Form. Students will be referred to the Google Suite when it comes to other assignments, but they are welcome to use any word processor, slideshow presentation software, etc. that they normally use. 
This class uses the Moving Beyond the Page Ages 12-14 (8th/9th US) Language Arts curriculum. 
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief (2013) PG-13


Angelia Derrick, MFA
Lives in the United States
Lover of Books and Movies
94 total reviews
189 completed classes

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"Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world." - Robert McKee

My hope is to help nurture your love of stories as well as your individual voice while giving you the tools and skills you need to tell... 
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