Reaching Towards Tomorrow
The complete Language Arts 8 curriculum guide is located at the link below, as well as the assessments that connect to each learning topic. Additional information about Language Arts 8 is located throughout the page.
Writing Genre Focus: Argumentative
In each year of the seven-year progression through Secondary Literacy, a specific genre of writing is focused upon in both practice and assessment. The current eighth grade argumentative writing checklist and scoring guide (which we affectionally call a "nubric") is located at the link below.
2015-2016 ELA8 Nubric
Language Arts 8 is primarily supported by the 2008 Holt McDougal Literature Grade 8 textbook and supplemented by the 2012 Prentice Hall Writing Coach Grade 8 textbook. Additional resources, as compiled by DMPS teachers, are listed below.
Useful Links (provided by teachers)