7th Grade


    The English curriculum prepares students to communicate effectively throughout their lives. Skills involving comprehension, writing, speaking and listening are taught using a variety of techniques. The goal is to improve vocabulary, encourage mastery of standard language patterns and to provide an understanding of the cultural influence on language.



    8th Grade


    The eighth-grade English course of study includes the domains of literature, writing, vocabulary, and grammar. Literature includes analyzing a selection of novels, short stories, poems, and plays, as well as non-fiction pieces. Literary devices and structure are heavily emphasized. In addition, students write authentic works and respond to prompts that incorporate skills from the four disciplines of study as a cohesive whole. Finally, students experience a variety of opportunities to practice speaking in front of their peers.