Language Arts 2018-2019
8th grade Language Arts will involve three components: Writing,
Literature Studies, and Vocabulary.
Writing will continue with the Writing Workshop model students used in 7thgrade. Writing units will include Memoir, Journalism, the Literary Essay, and Argumentative Essays.
Literature studies will include novels such as The Outsiders, The Giver,
and My Brother Sam Is Dead. We will also read various short stories.
Vocabulary will involve the use of Wordly Wise Book 8 as well as vocabulary in our Literature studies.
U.S. History in 8thgrade will be a continuation of 7thgrade U.S. History.
Students will start with a review of Colonial America. We will then study the American Revolution. Other topics will include the U.S. Constitution, Westward Expansion, Slavery, and the Civil War.