Welcome to English 8A! English 8 is designed to provide a bridge from the lower grades to the high school-level work you will encounter in the 9th grade. Eighth-grade English will serve a twofold purpose: to review concepts you previously learned and to introduce concepts you must be familiar with in high school classes. The course covers several areas: reading strategies, literature studies, vocabulary development, spelling review, writing for a variety of purposes and modes, editing and proofreading skills, speaking and listening skills, research skills, visual and media representations, and principles of grammar and punctuation as they relate to writing.
Required Textbooks (Sold separately):