8th Grade Honors English

Course Description

Katherine Albiani Mission Statement:

Katherine L. Albiani Middle School’s mission is to ensure a safe, healthy, and dynamic learning environment that provides all levels of learners universal access to a rigorous curriculum that promotes high standards of scholarship and citizenship.

Course Description

Honors English 8 addresses reading, writing, listening and speaking within a rigorous standards-based program.  Instruction will include reading comprehension, writing in narrative, argumentative, and informative/explanatory, language conventions, vocabulary development in meaningful contexts, and reference skills.  Students will study various genres including the short story, novel, drama, biography, poetry, and informational materials as dictated by California Common Core Standards.  Honors goes beyond English 8 with extended learning activities that require students to increase their use of critical thinking skills to include analysis, synthesis, and problem solving.  The curriculum moves at an accelerated pace with a more concentrated focus.

English Honors 8 is designed for students performing at the Standards Exceeded and/or Standards Met levels. Students do not have to apply for this course, but must be willing to accept the challenges of the course and make an earnest effort to do their best.

Supplementary Honors Works:
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
 
Twelfth Night  by William Shakespeare
 
Core Works:

 The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

 The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
 
 

News

3/19/17

This week we'll meet Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 7:30 in MD-27.

 

No meeting Monday or Wednesday.

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3/9/17


Tickets are now on sale for the Katherine L. Albiani Theatre Company's spring musical - Disney's High School Musical 2 Jr.! The show will run March 30 - April 1 at 7 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, April 1.  Click on the link below for online ordering.  Tickets will be available soon in the Student Store, and will be sold at the door.

 

Want to avoid the general admission line and have a cushioned reserved seat? Be sure to check out our VIP seats! You'll get a VIP goody bag and intermission snacks will be delivered right to your seat. (Please see the attached seating chart. Once you've purchased tickets, please contact Michelle Campbell so that she may assist you with seat selection.)

 

VIP seats are expected to sell out, so don't wait!  Proceeds from VIP ticket sales go towards improving our program with items and equipment like new microphones and lights, and improving our curtain system. 

 

Thanks for supporting KAMS Theatre!

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