Language Arts

Eighth Grade Language Arts



Teacher:  Mrs. Leah Seeburger


Course Description:

The eighth grade Language Arts course consists of an hour and a half block period that meets five times a week.  The students will be reading novels, short stories, non-fiction, poetry and drama.  They will strengthen their reading and reading comprehension skills through Sustained Silent Reading.  Students will work on their writing skills through summarizations, journals and writing five paragraph essays.  This course also focuses on grammar and vocabulary.



Prentice Hall Literature:  Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes (Silver Level).  Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2005.

Prentice Hall Writing and Grammar:  Communication in Action (Silver Level).  Upper Saddle River, New Jersey:  Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2004.


Additional Readings:

The Hobbit, J.R.R Tolkien

Animal Farm, George Orwell

Additional reading TBA