8th Grade English: Ms. Callahan

Students will reinforce and expand reading comprehension throughout the year through both literature and non-fiction sources.   Some of the topics explored this year are analyzing key themes, understanding characterization, citing textual evidence, understanding differing perspectives, and articulating insights and inferences. In addition, students will become familiar with different writing genres.  New vocabulary words are studied and utilized throughout the year. The 8th grade curriculum also includes reinforcing all parts of speech, grammar, and punctuation.