Grade 8 - English
Language Arts 800 (Credit: 1.00)Language Arts 800 is a survey of literature that explores the work of various writers of different time periods through
a historical lens. Students should enter this course with a foundation in analyzing, through a close study, various
genres of literature and making connections with historical perspectives and the arts. In this course, students will build
on these skills by studying a range of classic and contemporary literature to convey themes of American History,
Natural History, World Civilization, and Air and Space. Students will also develop their writing skills while producing
informative, argumentative, and narrative compositions. Supported by a balance of fictional and informational texts,
students will learn and practice close reading, modeled reading, writing, speaking, and listening strategies.