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

2/19/17

California Youth in Theatre Day is a celebration honoring theatre students from throughout California!  All CYIT delegates will have the opportunity to meet our legislators, participate in workshops,

and enjoy watching performances throughout the day.

 

The $30 registration fee pays for: interactive workshops led by professional actors, continental breakfast and box lunch at Sacramento Theatre Company, souvenir program, certificates, recognition, guest speakers, and hours of prize-winning performances.

 

Parents and students interested in representing KAMS at this exciting event at the State Capitol must register by Wednesday, February 22. Please see the attached form and information.

 

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Campbell.

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