Lower Dauphin School District
Course Title: Honors English 8 Subject: English/Language Arts Grade Level(s):8
Synopsis of Curriculum
This course is designed to develop reading, writing, listening, thinking, and speaking skills in accordance with the PA Common Core Standards. Students will read, analyze, interpret and respond to a variety of literature, including, but not limited to, works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Students will learn and practice a variety of writing styles and techniques with a focus on narrative, text-dependent, and argumentative writing. Students will also build their grammar, usage, spelling, and punctuation skills through writing assignments. Students will be expected to show initiative and a desire to experiment with new forms of writing, speaking, and presenting. Students enrolled in Honors English have previously demonstrated strengths in literary comprehension and analysis as well as in written expression and techniques. Therefore, students should be willing to move beyond those areas of proven accomplishment if they are to develop new skills and confidence.
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