Grade 8 - Language Arts
English 8 B - Semester 2 (Credit: 0.50)English is the study of the creation and analysis of literature written in the English
language. In English 8B, you will analyze nonfiction texts to explore what they reveal
about the process of growing up. You will also analyze elements of poetry such as
theme, structure, meter, language, and sound to help you read poems and compose a
poem of your own. You will read novels and analyze their literary elements and their use
of literary devices. In the final unit, you will reflect upon and evaluate certain aspects of
your past, present, and future while reading Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol.