Category Archives: 8th Grade

My Life as a Reader

When I was a little girl, I really wanted to read. I didn’t just want to read books for my age; I wanted to read larger chapter books. I recall struggling through big words and long sentences just to get … Continue reading

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Million Dollar Journey

The sky was swirling with anger. Thunder exploded like a grenade in a battle field. Simultaneously, lightning split through the sky, a frightening burst of light in the dark. Rain thrashed through the night causing raucous [drumbeats] on the rooftops … Continue reading

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Memoirs of Paul Revere

Tonight, as I sit in my rocking chair by the fire, I glance out at the full moon. The trees surrounding my house cast eerie shadows through the windows. It is May 22, 1817 and I am 82 years old. … Continue reading

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Ransom of Red Chief News Article

Summit Star March 2, 1890 Dorset Kidnapping Leads to Backwards Ransom By Manya S. Goldstein At 8:32 PM, last Tuesday, Johnny Dorset, son of well known townsman, Ebenezer Dorset, was reported missing from his home in Summit. The next day, … Continue reading

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Matter Chatter

Matter is here and matter is there, And matter is simply everywhere. You can find it in three states that you will see, Are interesting and as cool as can be! First there are solids which retain shape, The particles … Continue reading

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