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Language Arts 8


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In English 8, students engage with a variety of complex texts with a focus on comprehension of literal and figurative content, analysis of literary and nonfiction texts, and personal engagement with a wide range of prose and poetry. Students practice writing skills that focus on organizing ideas effectively, integrating textual support in expository and persuasive writing, and using descriptive language to communicate in clear and interesting ways. Students also collaborate with their peers to understand and analyze literature through extensive group discussion.

The vocabulary and grammar programs support students’ ability to read and write more fluently. The vocabulary program is based on SAT words that eighth graders will encounter in texts and should use in their own writing. The grammar instruction focuses on reinforcing concepts students have previously learned with an emphasis on a wide range of advanced usage skills.