Eighth grade English includes a study of literature, composition, grammar, and vocabulary to prepare students for success in high school. Literature units focus on autobiography, drama, short story, novel, poetry, and Greek mythology. Composition includes narrative and expository writing related to the literature units. Grammar and vocabulary are studied in weekly units as well as being integrated into the literature and composition units.
Grammar and Composition Handbook, Glencoe McGraw Hill
The Reader’s Choice, Glencoe McGraw Hill
Additional autobiographies, short stories, and novels supplement these textbooks.