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


8th grade Leadership Results for 2015-2016
The results were posted outside MC-3 today after school by id # and here on line.  If you made KAMS Leadership you are now qualified to run for ASB Officer for 2015- 2016 school year.

2015- 2016 KAMS 8th grade Leadership

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

Spring Testing
Spring testing will begin in some classes next week and will go through the first part of May.  Testing will take place for 7th and 8th graders in English and math classes.  Some of the testing will occur on the minimum days and the sche... Continue
Posted by: Patricia Mason
Published: 4/15/15

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: 4/6/15