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8th Grade Language Arts

What we do:

  • Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
  • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
  • Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas following a standard format for citation.
  • Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
  • Recent class novel selections have included The Great Gatsby, The Kite Runner, Between the World and Me, and Fahrenheit 451.

How we do it:

  • Shared and independent reading
  • Class discussions
  • Grammar and vocabulary lessons
  • Multimedia presentations
  • Essay writing, note taking     
  • Write and research argumentative research papers