8th Grade Honors English

Course Description

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



The audition panel and I are proud to announce the following students have been selected to perform at the Spaghetti Dinner on May 10.


1. Rhea Bhau- singing

2. Izzy Ignacio and Jade Duncan - singing and dancing

3. Julianna Hoyle - reciting poetry

4. Lauren Black- singing and playing piano

5. Jaclyn Manke and Maya Adams - singing

6. Sophie Albiani - singing

7. Bella Ruggiero - singing

8. Sophia Lucas - singing

9. Hazel Garza - singing

10. Ava Lown - singing


A rehearsal schedule will be set starting next week.


Thank you!


Mrs. Campbell




Theatre Opportunities at KAMS in April and May


Thursday, April 20th, 5 – 7 p.m. – VAPA Night in the MP Room – Come enjoy a night celebrating Visual and Performing Arts at KAMS!  There will an art display, dancing, singing, acting, a silent auction, and food trucks.


Friday, April 21st, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. – Talent Show Auditions in MD-27 – see the form on School Loop.


Friday, April 28th, 5 – 7:30 p.m. – Shakespeare in the Quad – The Comedy of Errors – Four EGUSD middle schools will come together to perform! Join us for an evening of mistaken identifies, long-lost siblings, family fun, and food trucks.  Tickets are $5 and will be available via Brown Paper Tickets, in the Student Store, and at the gate. 


Wednesday, May 10th, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. – Talent Show during the Technology Boosters’ Spaghetti Dinner before Open House.


Katherine L. Albiani Theatre Company is proud to announce the cast of Shakespeare in the Quad: The Comedy of Errors - The Second Piece! On Friday, April 28, students from four EGUSD middle schools will be performing The Comedy of Errors in the KAMS quad!  Families are invited to join us for an evening of picnicking and Shakespeare. Tickets will be available online and at the gate for $5 per person. (Ages 5 and under are free.) Gates will open at 5 p.m. and the performance begins at 6 p.m..Food trucks (The Squeeze Inn and Ash and Oil) will be here for your dining pleasure. Plus we'll have Leatherby's ice cream. (Proceeds from food sales support KAMS Drama Club.)


Shakespeare in the Quad:

                  The Comedy of Errors


Cast List





Eliza Williams

DROMIO of Ephesus

Kaili Seto

ANTIPHOLUS of Syracuse

1 – Izzy Ignacio

2 – Ryhan Haidari

DROMIO of Syracuse

Hailey Truong


Noelynn Oltmanns


1 – Hannah Melander

2 – Emma Starkey


Samantha  Albiani


Marshall Vale


Jhertau Her


Nora Williams