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Northstar Academy

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Christian school for grades 4-12

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Language Arts 8 EVP

  • Name:

    Language Arts 8 EVP LA8e)

  • Department:

    Enriched Virtual

  • Semesters:

    2 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    Language Arts 7 (LA7)

Language Arts 8 EVP


Language Arts 8 offers students a variety of reading genres as students work toward mastery of middle grade reading and writing skills. This course is designed to solidify reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar practices so that students are well-prepared to move into high school level courses. Students will engage with both fiction and nonfiction texts while participating in frequent and systematic writing activities to develop proficiency within the narrative, informational, and argumentative genres.

Special Instructions:

*As part of the EVP program, this course will have a live class requirement once a week at a set time; please see the website for time choices. This live class will include teaching, discussion with classmates from around the world, demonstrations, questions and answers, and other aspects of a live classroom. Students will have weekly due dates and stay on a traditional coursework schedule.

Semester 1: August 26 – January 19

Fall Break: November 25 – 29

Christmas Break: December 23 – January 3

Semester 2: January 21 – June 8

Spring Break: April 14 – April 18

Times: Tuesdays 9:00 AM US Central Time


I hope you will join me in this Language Arts 8 EVP course to develop proficiency in all areas of reading and writing. Throughout the year, you and your classmates will delve into the worlds of a dystopian in The Giver, the Klondike Gold Rush in The Call of the Wild, the Holocaust tragedy in The Diary of Anne Frank, and the history of meals in The Omnivore’s Dilemma. You will think deeply and engage in lively class discussions about the characters, theme, plot, and settings as you read a variety of engaging short stories. You will even create a poetry journal, where you will collect original poetry that showcases your prowess as a poet. This course will challenge you to grow into skilled readers, writers, researchers, and masters of grammar and vocabulary. Prepare to soar to new heights and experience unique adventures in this NorthStar EL8 course!

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

I enjoyed being able to talk to the teacher kind of in person without talking through the Teams app. I was able to get things a lot easier and I learned faster.

I enjoyed the live class sessions where I could talk with and learn from other students.

Everything was very helpful and the classes helped me understand info that I struggled with.