8th Grade English


Katherine Albiani Mission Statement:

Katherine L. Albiani Middle School’s mission is to ensure a safe, healthy, and dynamic learning environment that provides all levels of learners universal access to a rigorous curriculum that promotes high standards of scholarship and citizenship.

Course Description

English 8 addresses reading, writing, listening and speaking within a rigorous standards-based program. Instruction will include reading comprehension, writing in narrative, argumentative, and informative/explanatory, language conventions, vocabulary development in meaningful contexts, and reference skills. Students will study various genres including the short story, novel, drama, biography, poetry, and informational materials as dictated by California Common Core Standards.

Core program for students performing at the Standards Met and/or Standards Nearly Met levels.

Core Works:

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Refugee by Alan Gratz

Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen

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