Class Overview

In 8th grade Language & Literature, students will develop skills in the areas of reading, writing, and communication. 

What topics will be covered? 
- Reading & Writing Fiction
- Reading & Writing Nonfiction
- Persuasive Writing & Speaking 
- Research 
- Vocabulary
- The Holocaust (from a literary perspective) 
- Poetry 

Weekly Homework
- Students will be assigned weekly vocabulary homework 
- Homework will be assigned Monday and due Friday each week
- Other homework may be assigned as needed

Reading Expectations 
- Students will be expected to read independently for the first ten minutes of class and will need to come prepared with a book every single day! 
- Each quarter we will be focusing on a different genre of literature
- Students will complete a project over their chosen novel once every quarter