The course is designed to enhance students' reading comprehension and appreciation through the study of a variety of fiction and non-fiction , including a significant number of classic works, read within the classroom and independently. In addition, students will plan, draft, revise and edit narratives, descriptions, and explanations with attention to composition and style, as well as sentence formation, usage, and mechanics.
The course will focus on students' continued refinement of written composition skills, with special attention to word choice, organization, style, and grammar. Students will continue vocabulary development through a study of figurative language to include analogies, idioms, similes, and metaphors. In addition, students will continue to read a variety of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.
The course will continue to emphasize effective composition skills. Student will plan, draft, revise and edit writing, with emphasis on narratives, exposition, and persuasion. Students will apply reading and writing skills in all subject areas. In addition, students will continue to develop an appreciation for literature through a study of literary elements contained in classic works as well as contemporary selections. Students will describe themes or inferred main ideas, interpret cause and effect relationships, and draw conclusions from a variety of literary selections.
We are very excited to announce that students, parents and teachers may now access the spring 2002 Grade 8 Reading/Literature and Research and Writing (Multiple Choice) tests; spring 2001 and spring 2002 End-of-Course (EOC) English: Reading/Literature and Research and Writing (Multiple Choice) tests; spring 2001 and spring 2002 End-of-Course (EOC) Algebra I tests.
This online tutorial supports and enhances student preparation for the Standards of Learning assessments by providing interaction with released test items. Students can take the tests on the computer and receive immediate feedback regarding why their responses are correct or incorrect. Students may also download and print an answer sheet to track their answers.