Camden-Rockport Middle School

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Language Arts
Grade 8
 
Description:

COURSE/SUBJECT TITLE:  Language Arts

LENGTH OF TIME: Full Year (60/65 minutes every day)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Glencoe Literature Course Three forms the core of the reading curriculum for eighth-grade language arts. The anthology integrates fiction and nonfiction texts and engages students in reading, writing, speaking and listening activities. An independent reading program is also a component of language arts for 8th graders; students are required to respond in writing to the books they are reading independently. Supplemental reading materials such as novels, poetry, short stories, textbooks, and magazines are also read.

Also within this course, there is an emphasis on the practice of writing, building upon the 6+1 Traits foundation from previous years. The focus is on crafting well-organized constructed responses and essays to support claims, examine topics, and share ideas both real and imaginary.

KEY VOCABULARY:

Adjective clause

Dynamic character

Oxymoron

Adverbial clause

Ellipsis

Poise

Analogy

Exposition

Redundancy

Anecdote

Figure of speech

Resolution

Annotation

Fluency

Satire

Citation

Foreboding

Static character

Cliché

Genre

Subplot

Coherence

Irony

Symbolism

Comma splice

Mythology

Syntax

Crisis

Omniscient narrator

Theme

 

EVIDENCE/ASSESSMENTS

Reading:  Formative/Summative Assessments (developed from Glencoe Literature                 Assessment Materials and Other sources)

Writing:   Formative/Summative Assessment Rubrics (Essential Outome based)

English/Grammar:  Formative/Summative -Developed from Glencoe and Write Source

Vocabulary:  Formative/Summative Glencoe Literature

Speaking and Listening: Formative/Summative Assessment Rubric

TEXTS AND OTHER RESOURCES:

Glencoe Literature Course 3, McGraw Hill 2010

Write Source, Grade 8, Great Source Education Group  2005

Glencoe Course 3 Supplementary Materials

Revised 8/12

 

 
Outcomes: