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8th Grade Honors ELA


8th Grade Honors ELA Course Overview

Honors ELA is a rigorous and challenging academic course. My goal is to provide a learning experience which is accelerated and one that goes into deeper and more complex analyses of course curriculum. Students will read, analyze, interpret, and respond to literature, including, but not limited to, works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Students will learn to practice a variety of writing styles and techniques with a focus on narrative, text-dependent, and research writing. Students will also build their grammar, usage, spelling, and punctuation skills through writing assignments. Students are expected to show initiative and a desire to experience new forms of writing, speaking, and presenting.  After completing Honors ELA through Jr. High, students will be ready to take on the challenges of Honors, Advanced Placement (AP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses in high school. 

The goal of Honors classes is not to require more homework. Homework assignments will likely be more complex and require deeper thought than general classes. 

All students are working towards the same goal: the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively, think critically, and develop their creativity. That being said, Honors ELA will be taught simultaneously during the student’s regular English periods.

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