Mr. Sweeney ELA 8
8th grade English expands the development of literacy skills and critical reading necessary for high school success. Students will read, discuss, and analyze narrative and informational text, including genre studies in realistic fiction, science fiction, poetry, technical writing, and persuasion. In addition to class and independent reading, students will continue to write in various narrative and expository forms, essays, and research projects. Student writing at this level will exhibit a deeper understanding of genre features and organization. Continued language development, including style conventions, and grammatical structures will be taught within the context of student writing. This course will also provide skill development and practice in speaking and listening skills.