Year 8 English

8ENGL
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Year 8 English builds on the strengths of prior years and prepares students for their college years.

We strive to make English at the junior level accessible and fun.  We have high expectations that push students to succeed. Students will be encouraged to read for pleasure and be open to new reading experiences. 

We begin the year with a series of standardised tests that form the basis of our planning for the year. Students will be tested again during the mid-year and end of year exams as well as completing assignments and class assessments to gauge their progress throughout the year.



Course Overview

Term 1
Standardised testing
Assignment
Short stories about family relationships
Drama production
Grammar

Term 2
Figurative language
Speeches and debates
Film study
EXAMS
Writing tasks

Term 3
Visual Language
Language of advertising assignment
Reading assignment

Term 4
Weekly reading activities
Create a class newspaper
Revision
EXAMS
Standardised testing

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Course notes will be given