English 8

This course covers the Pennsylvania academics standards of Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking.English 8 is a comprehensive course covering the basics of language arts.The course includes a study of grammar, sentence structure, conventional usage, punctuation, and vocabulary in a more extensive manner than is covered in seventh grade.Students will also read a variety of selections including several novels, short stories, and plays.Composition will be a major component of this course, preparing students to take the PSSA test in the Spring.Composition topics will derive from the literary selections as well as the students’ own interests.Students should consider this course a stepping stone into senior high.