• English Language Arts 8 
    REQUIRED - 3 Trimesters (full year)
    Course # 30810                    
    This course provides students with a balanced literacy program. Students will analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning (literature) and how the author uses and refines meaning of key terms over the course of a text (informational text). Students will compare and contrast two or more texts determining the central ideas and themes, citing textual evidence to support analysis, and write objective summaries of texts. Students will concentrate on the writing process with a focus on narrative, argumentative, and informational writing.