• Name:

    Language Arts 8 (LA8)

  • Department:

    Grade 8

  • Semesters:

    2 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    Language Arts 7 (LA7)

Language Arts 8


Language Arts 8 emphasizes the 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.


Join me In this course and you will experience great adventures as we read enthralling novels such as The Giver, Hatchet, and Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young GIrl. You will be challenged to become skilled writers and researchers as well as masters of grammar and the mechanics of the English language. Get ready to soar to new heights in your reading, writing, and grammar skills.

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

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