Dear Parents and Students,
Get ready for a challenging year in 8th Grade Language Arts! This year students will study rigorous curriculum, hone their writing and grammar skills, discover new technologies, and practice learning strategies they can use in future English courses. Students will be preparing for high school as well as the State Standardized Tests. As you may be aware, Georgia, along with 40 other states, has agreed to implement Common Core standards for students which allows for greater integration of English and Language Arts curriculum. We will be combining the traditional reading class activities with writing, grammar, and vocabulary instruction. Your student will be required to read several books across a variety of genres and subjects.