8th Grade Honors English

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 and expository modes, 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 within the context of the district designated thematic connections of Moments of Decision: Challenges, Choices, Celebrations, and Freedom and Responsibility.  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 high Proficient to Advanced levels on STAR. Students may apply for Honors English.

Meets and exceeds grade level standards using Holt’s Literature and Language Arts and supplementary Honors texts.
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


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