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Welcome to 8th Grade English, where students explore the power of written and spoken word. In this class students read and discuss fiction and nonfiction, commit verse to memory, learn new vocabulary, write poetry and short stories, and study the structure and themes of literary works.

In addition to developing clarity, energy, creativity, and precision in our writing, we work to hone critical reading and thinking skills. Through reading, writing, discussing, listening, creating, and reflecting, students gain a greater appreciation for language and literature, as well as a fuller sense of themselves.