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


The last School Site Council Meeting
The last School Site Council meeting for Katherine Albiani Middle School for the 2014-2015 school year will take place on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in room MJ-7 from 3:20 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Attached is the agenda items to be discussed. Continue
Posted by: Kris Sall
Published: 3/27/15

2015-2016 Leadership Applicaion for incoming 8th grade
Below is the link you can click on to sign up for KAMS Leadership for incoming 8th grade students.  Also, please see attachment for detailed expectations for KAMS 8th grade leadership


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Posted by: Donna Mc Neel
Published: 3/25/15

2015 KAMS S.O.A.R. 7th grade Incentive Trip- Discovery Kingdon Six Flags
2015 KAMS S.O.A.R. 7th grade Incentive Trip

Discovery Kingdom Six Flags

Date:             April 25, 2015

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Posted by: Donna Mc Neel
Published: 2/4/15