What to Expect in 8th Grade English/Language Arts
> To read, write, speak, listen, research and think logically, clearly and at grade-level
> To use Character Plus Traits and Boys Town Skills in learning and daily interactions
> To recognize and apply individual strengths to the learning process through Multiple Intelligences
> To expand vocabulary and word choice
> To comprehend and analyze grade-level text
> To use the Writing Process and the 6 Traits of Good Writing when developing essays
> To learn and use the 4 Square Graphic Organizer
> To write an informative definition essay and a visual narrative
> To evaluate the media and write a persuasive essay
> To expand comprehension through interdisciplinary activities and lessons
> To revise and edit a previously written essay for the purpose of improvement
> To use standard English in speaking and writing correctly
THE FOLLOWING POWER STANDARDS SHOW THE TRANSITION FROM MISSOURI GRADE-LEVEL EXPECATIONS TO THE UPCOMING COMMON CORE STANDARDS.
1. Recognize Key Ideas and use Text Support.
2. Analyze Craft & Structure of fiction and nonfiction.
3. Analyze Similarities and Differences in text.
4. Argumentative Writing
5. Informative Writing
6. Narrative Writing
8. Speaking & Listening
9. Conventions - Using standard English in writng and speaking correctly.
10. Vocabulary - Improve and enhance communication