8th Grade English

Course Outline
Marking Period 1
Major Writing Assignments:  Narrative, Expository (periodicals)
Plagiarism
Writing on Demand
PARCC Test Preparation
Compositional Risks
Grammar:  Parts of Speech Review: Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives

Marking Period 2
Major Writing Assignments:  Research Argument, Compare/Contrast
PARCC Test Preparation
Grammar:  Verbs

Marking Period 3
Major Writing Assignments: Poetry Anthology,  Expository
PARCC Test Preparation
Grammar:  Clauses & Creating Effective Sentences

Marking Period 4
Major Writing Assignment:  Expository, Letters
PARCC Test Preparation
Grammar:  Usage and Problems/Common Writing Errors