Students will increase vocabulary skills by using and identifying word roots. By analyzing The Jabberwocky, grammar and punctuation are reviewed and expanded. In addition, students will write interpretations of literature based on observations of textual evidence. Furthermore, students will interpret and analyze literature through the study of various novels, poems, and short stories. Propaganda techniques are learned through creating their own advertisements and identifying them in Animal Farm. Assigned novels may include: Night, Romeo and Juliet, the Odyssey, Old Man and the Sea, and Animal Farm.