Language Arts 8

  • Name:

    Language Arts 8 (LA8)

  • Department:

    Grade 8

  • Semesters:

    2 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    Language Arts 7 (LA7)

Language Arts 8


Emphasis is on study of literature concepts through exciting novels ranging in genres from non-fiction to historical fiction. Foundational grammar and standard usage are taught alongside reading and literature, as well as through the continuation of grammar practice. Vocabulary skills are emphasized as a key component in understanding grade-appropriate texts, and writing skills are practiced throughout. A small research paper is included in the course projects.


Come fly a bush plane in Alaska, sail a crabbing boat in Maine, or be the rebel who sets your society free to live again.

Could you hide from invading forces, be a hero and a normal person at the same time? What about surviving slavery? Could you be thrown overboard a ship and wake up to an entirely new way of living?

Those are just some of the adventures you will take as we read together. There are more than fun stories and adventures ahead, though. It's time to learn and practice how to express yourself effectively, make your ideas and voice heard, use language to encourage and serve others, experience more of the world right next to you and far away.

Come study with us in Language Arts 8!

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

Student Feedback

I found that once I understood the instructions of the websites, they helped me majorly, and they helped me to understand grammar concepts better.


The videos definitely helped me learn.


I love the group discussions. It is so fun to talk to other class mates.

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