• Welcome to English 8!

    This course provides an opportunity for students to continue to develop an appreciation for literary genres through a study of a wide variety of selections while becoming more independent and analytical. Students will compare literary elements, participate in shared inquiry discussions, formulate questions, build generalizations, and give academic responses to literature. Students will analyze their own writing and set goals to improve their grammar, usage, mechanics, and/or organizational skills. Students will continue the study of word origins and continue vocabulary development. Technology will be used as a tool to research, organize, and communicate information.


    Assignment Weighting

    Participation/Contribution- 10%

    Quizzes- 20%

    Classwork- 30%

    Tests/Projects/Essays- 40%



    Late Work Policy

    Major assignments not turned in on the due date will be deducted 10 points for every class block it is late.

    Classwork not turned in by the due date will be assigned a score no higher than 50%.