Katherine L. Albiani Middle School Home
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 high Proficient to Advanced 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


School Site Council meeting
The next School Site Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 6th from 3:20p.m.-4:30p.m. Please see the attached agenda. Continue
Posted by: Kris Sall
Published: 10/5/15

EGUSD Facilities Master Plan (FMP)
The EGUDS Facilities is collecting input from the community to inform the development of the Facilities Master Plan. To this end:

       An email was sent out to parents last Friday, requesting them to complete the online Faciliti... Continue
Posted by: Kris Sall
Published: 10/5/15

KAMS Spelling Bee is on October 28th. Click here for details.
KAMS annual Spelling Bee is here!

It’s time to test your spelling skills in our annual school Spelling Bee.  Participants at each grade level will compete against each other.  Then the 7th and 8th grade winners will battle it ou... Continue
Posted by: Shannon Richardson
Published: 9/28/15