We will follow the 8th grade ELA standards and units of study. The units are as follows:
Unit 1: Journeys
Unit 2: Rights and Responsibilities
Unit 3: Risking it All
Unit 4: The Power of Language
We will develop English proficiency in the 4 domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
We will practice writing poetry, fiction, autobiographies, literature analysis, summaries, opinions, etc.
We will practice grammar and usage within each unit while also building our personal lexicons. (the words we know and can use)
We will read some stories from the 8th grade literature books, some related stories with similar themes, and novels.