• 8th Grade Year at a Glance

    Writing/Grammar/Mechanics/Style

    Reading Comprehension/Vocabulary/Fluency

    1st Grading Period:   Choices and Reflections

                   August 15 – October 10

    • Intro to Writing Workshop
    • Strand 6: Composition Skills  10(A-C), 10(Div), 10(Dv), 10(Dvii), 10(E), 11(A-B)
    • Strand 4: Multiple Genres  7(A-D)
    • Strand 5: Author’s Purpose & Craft  9(A-C)

    The following happens on a weekly basis:

    • Strand 1: Foundational Language Skills  1(A-D), 2(A-C), 3, 4
    • Strand 3: Response Skills  6(A-I)
    • Intro to Reading Workshop 
    • Strand 2: Comprehension Skills  5(A-I)
    • Strand 4: Multiple Genres  7(A-D), 
    • Strand 5: Author’s Purpose & Craft  9(A-C)

    The following happens on a weekly basis:

    • Strand 1: Foundational Language Skills  1(A-D), 2(A-C), 3, 4
    • Strand 3: Response Skills  6(A-I)

    2nd Grading Period:   Actions Within Society

                  October 15 – December 19

    • Strand 6: Composition Skills  10(A-C), 10(Di), 10(Dvi), 10(E), 11(C-D)
    • Strand 4: Multiple Genres:  8(A-F)
    • Strand 5: Author’s Purpose & Craft  9(A-G)

    The following happens on a weekly basis:

    • Strand 1: Foundational Language Skills  1(A-D), 2(A-C), 3, 4
    • Strand 3: Response Skills  6(A-I)
    • Strand 2: Comprehension Skills 5(A-I)
    • Strand 4: Multiple Genres 8(A-C) (Informational Texts should be incorporated)
    • Strand 5: Author’s Purpose & Craft 9(A-G)

    The following happens on a weekly basis:

    • Strand 1: Foundational Language Skills  1(A-D), 2(A-C), 3, 4
    • Strand 3: Response Skills  6(A-I)

    3rd Grading Period:  Diversity and Tolerance

                     January 6 – March 6

      • Strand 6: Composition Skills 10(A-C), 10(Dii), 10(Diii), 10(E), 11(A-D)
    • Strand 4: Multiple Genres  8(A-F)
    • Strand 5: Author’s Purpose & Craft  9(A-G)

    The following happens on a weekly basis:

    • Strand 1: Foundational Language Skills  1(A-D), 2(A-C), 3, 4
    • Strand 3: Response Skills  6(A-I)
    • Strand 2: Comprehension Skills 5(A-I)
    • Strand 4: Multiple Genres 8(A-F)
    • Strand 5: Author’s Purpose & Craft 9(A-G)

    The following happens on a weekly basis:

    • Strand 1: Foundational Language Skills  1(A-D), 2(A-C), 3, 4
    • Strand 3: Response Skills  6(A-I)

    4th Grading Period:   Social Injustices

                  March 16 – May 22

    • Strand 6: Composition Skills  10(A-E)
    • Strand 4: Multiple Genres  8(A-F)
    • Strand 5: Author’s Purpose & Craft  9(A-G)
    • Strand 7: Inquiry & Research Skills   12(A-D), 12(F), 12(I-J)

    The following happens on a weekly basis:

    • Strand 1: Foundational Language Skills  1(A-D), 2(A-C), 3, 4
    • Strand 3: Response Skills  6(A-I)
    • Strand 2: Comprehension Skills  5(A-I)
    • Strand 4: Multiple Genres  7(A-D), 8(A-F)
    • Strand 5: Author’s Purpose & Craft   9(A-G)
    • Strand 7: Inquiry & Research   12,(E), 12(G), 12(H)

    The following happens on a weekly basis:

    • Strand 1: Foundational Language Skills  1(A-D), 2(A-C), 3, 4
    • Strand 3: Response Skills  6(A-I)