Welcome to Advanced English 8!
This course provides an opportunity for students 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 be provided the opportunity to develop analytical and critical thinking skills through close reading, commentary, and literary critique. 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. Increased requirements for research and reporting in all subjects will be supported by the use of print, electronic databases, online resources, and other media.
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%.
General Writing Information
1. Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL)- This is a fantastic resource for writing/grammar rules and MLA citation. Lots of examples! You can use this throughout high school and college. Bookmark it now. https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/purdue_owl.html
2. Grammar Rules https://www.englishgrammar.org/rules-review/