Grade 8 - English / Language Arts

Language Arts 800 (Credit: 1.00)

A perfect review of language arts concepts before high school, this comprehensive language arts course covers the origin of the English language, effective communication skills, words, sentences, paragraphs, and compositions. A focus on grammar rules and reading skills helps students to prepare themselves for the rigor of secondary instruction. Online exercises help students improve comprehension with interactive lessons that improve retention. As a part of a complete learning management system, Ignitia 8th Grade Language Arts is a self-directed course infused with technology-based lessons, tools, and exercises to enrich learning for students, and streamline instruction and administrative tasks for teachers. Like all Ignitia courses, Bible verses (KJV) and biblical references support the development of a Christian worldview and encourage practical Christian living.

Throughout this online language arts course, students will focus on strengthening the oral and written communications skills and their listening and comprehension. In addition to lessons on the parts of speech, grammar, and proper language usage, students will read from a number of literary genres and write book reports that encourage analysis of writing and its many purposes. Biblical references will help students to understand communication from a Christ-centered perspective. The course units includes text-based lessons, on and off computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation and help teachers to evaluate progress and mastery of the materials. Ignitia 8th Grade Language Arts enriches the educational experience for Christian school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Throughout the course, students will explore the following topics:
  • Communication Basics
  • Evolution of English
  • Punctuation and Essays
  • Understanding Words
  • Composition and Biblical Standards
  • Old and Middle English and
  • Autobiographie
  • Structure and Reading
  • Evaluating Media and Listening
  • A Living Language