Grade 8 - Language Arts

Florida M/J Language Arts 2 A - Semester 1 (Credit: 1.00)

English is the study of the creation and analysis of literature written in the English language. In Florida M/J Language Arts 2A, you will explore different elements of fiction such as theme, characters, setting, and plot. You will also improve your writing by developing skills required for academic writing. You will evaluate how change affects society and an individual’s personal growth by analyzing various informational texts. You will examine the role of government and community programs in promoting health and well-being. In addition, you will conduct a group discussion on the topic of change. In the latter part of the course, you will examine poetic devices and elements of drama. And you will compare a dramatic text to its film version. In the final unit, you will analyze elements of writing such as tone, audience, purpose, and structure in informational texts.