English 8th Grade Set
Grammar, spelling and work presentation skills continue to be mastered. Students will read and write responses to literature as well as how to prepare friendly and business letters. Eighth grade students learn the meaning of consumer documents (warranties, contracts, and product information) and problem solving consumer materials. They are introduced to technical directions (operating instructions). They also learn to prepare, practice, and present speeches using visual aids. They learn beginning persuasive writing, arguments and counter arguments, will write a research paper and two speeches.
Eighth grade students continue to improve their ability to use proper sentence structure and the proper use of action verbs, state of being verbs, linking verbs, and verb tenses. Grammar, spelling, and work presentation skills are also part of eighth grade studies. The students read and study ballads, lyrics, epics, elegies, odes, and sonnets. They learn how to prepare friendly and business letters. Eighth grade students learn the meaning of consumer documents and problem solving with consumer materials. Students learn to prepare, practice, and present speeches using visual aids. They learn beginning persuasive writing, arguments and counterarguments, and write a persuasive composition.
Designed as an independent learning curriculum, the Starline Press English programs cover a variety of language arts skills at grade appropriate levels. Aligned to California state standards (Please see publisher website for CA state standards correlation), each grade level provides self- directed instruction with minimal teacher supervision. Grades 3-8 complete twelve units (booklets) per year, with units averaging 24-60 pgs. each with a suggested 3 week completion timeframe. Grades 9-12 complete 5 booklets per semester/10 per year. Consumable booklets are colorfully illustrated and soft cover. Each grade level includes vocabulary lists, fill in the blank questions, chapter reviews, and unit tests. Literature studies are included in the fifth grade, seventh grade and upper high school levels. You may wish to include additional, grade appropriate literature with the other levels. Available only in complete sets which include score and test keys. ~ Deanne
These materials offer complete coverage of both writing and grammar.