Language Arts 8
In the eighth grade, students continue the study of a rich, culturally diverse literary heritage that is expanding through the contributions of contemporary writers. Students use various forms of writing, class discussions, dramatizations and other projects to explore and demonstrate their comprehension of reading. Where parallels occur, interdisciplinary studies align literature with other content areas. Efficient writing strategies, accurate use of written language and effective oral-presentation skills are developed through active participation in individual, small-group and whole-class projects.