English 8 Goals and Objectives

  • English 8 will encompass reading, writing, computer use, and speaking skills.   The objectives are, but not limited to, the following:

    1. Students will demonstrate the understanding of figurative language, word relationships, effective word choices for mood, tone, and nuances.
    2. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of language and its rules when writing, speaking, reading, and listening.
    3. Students will demonstrate  the command of  English grammar and usage when writing, editing, and speaking.
    4. Students will analyze themes, patterns of events, character types and point of views, figurative and connotative meanings, tone, and textual evidence.
    5. Students will cite textual evidence to support or not support a statement or idea. 
    6. Students will analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse media and evaluate the motives behind its presentation.
    7. Students will provide objective summaries of given texts and articles of the week.