- Prerequisite/Corequisite (s):None
English Language Arts 8 follows the Common Core State Standards to develop the areas of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and language use. Teachers use Columbia University’s Teachers College Writers and Readers Workshop approach to present content, give individualized instruction and provide feedback for improvement. Students read, discuss and analyze various forms of literature to become open-minded, engaged, and discerning readers. Students will use evidence of personal experiences, in-class readings, and independent research to compose writing assignments, participate in oral presentations, discussions, and debates. In addition, students will use technology to enhance reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language skills.