Welcome to Language Arts 8! 

This year students will be studying a variety of topics within the language arts and literature content area.

Units and Novels of Study:
  • PIRATES test taking strategies
  • Parts of Speech & Grammar (throughout the year)
  • Weekly vocabulary units
  • Elements of Literature (2nd course)
    • Somebody to Lean On 
      • Flowers for Algernon
    • Scary Stories
    • Generations
  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  • The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
  • Poetry
  • Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps by Andrea Warren
  • "The Diary of Anne Frank" play
  • nonfiction (throughout the year)
Daily/practice work will account for 20% of the student's grade
Assessments (quizzes, tests, projects, writing ) are 80% of the student's grade.

Students will NOT be bringing the textbook home unless they need to finish a missed assignment.  Books are 
kept in the classroom and shared among the students.