• 8A/8B Language Arts

    English: Follows the Writer's Workshop Model

    Focus on the major types of writing:

    • Personal Narrative
    • Persuasive
    • Expository
    • Informational/Research

    Grammar relevant to focus of writing

    Vocabulary units

    Literacy: Folllows the Reader's Workshop Model

    Focus on novel studies. Some novels of stiudy will include:

    • Call of the Wild by Jack London
    • Nothing But the Truth Jerry Spinelli
    • The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
    • Night by Elie Wiesel
    • Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli
    • poetry of study

    WEEKLY Blogging! During full weeks of school, students will be assigned a current event article to read and answer comprehension questions. Blogs are assigned on Monday and need to be completed by 11;59pm on Thursday.

    8A/8B Social Studies

    • The Foundations of the Nation
    • A New National Identity
    • The Nation Grows: Westward Expansion/New Movements in America
    • Developments and Differences
    • A Divided Nation
    • The Civil War
    • The Holocaust
    • Reconstruction 

     

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