Welcome to English 8! 
Welcome to Ms. Lull's English 8 homepage. Look around the site to find useful links, keep track of upcoming assignments, and see what we have been doing in class. There might also be some fun and useful websites for you to check out!


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Recommended Non-fiction Books for Quarter 3:

Boys in the Boat - by Daniel James Brown (Young reader’s edition also available.)

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - by Rebecca Skloot

Into the Wild - John Krakauer

Into Thin Air - John Krakauer

The Omnivore’s Dilemma - by Michael Pollen (Young reader’s edition available)

Endurance: Shakleton’s Icredible Voyage - by Alfred Lansing

The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition - by Caroline Alexander

Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog - by John Grogan

Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow - by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

The Girls of Atomic City - by Denise Kiernan

Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon -by Steve Sheinkin

Kid President’s Guide to Being Awesome - by Brad Montague and Robby Novak

The President Has Been Shot – by James L. Swanson

Lincoln’s Spymaster – by Samantha Seiple

Biographies, Autobiographies, and Memoirs

I Am Malala - by Malala Yousafzai

Steve Jobs (various options available)

Hillsider - new release by Don Ness

A Work In Progress - by Connor Franta

We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Story - by Josh Sundquist


Website lists:

Goodreads: Nonfiction

Barnes and Noble List 1

Barnes and Nobel List 2

Barnes and Noble List 3


Hints for finding a great book:

Pick a topic that you genuinely are interested in knowing more about (sports, event in history,

specific person or group of people, computers, etc.) Google that topic, plus the word 'books.'

  • Browse one of the recommended lists and pick one that gets your attention

  • Ask parents or friends for suggestions

  • Consider listening to an audiobook - keep in mind you may need access to the book in print to complete the book talk preparations

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Scholastic Book Order Information:

Some of you might be interested in our book club orders! This saves you a trip to the store, offers books at a good price, and also earns points for class. Remember, if there is a book you're interested in reading and you'd like Frau Lull to get it for the classroom, let her know!

Here is some information:

Class Code - QFW6M


You can place your orders online at scholastic.com/readingclub using our class activation code: QFW6M

 

Happy Reading,
Ms. Lull