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English 8

English 8 Course Overview

Big Ideas

Language and story can be a source of creativity and joy.


Stories and other texts help
us learn about ourselves
and our families.


Stories and other texts can be shared through pictures and words.


Everyone has a unique story
to share.

Through listening and speaking,
we connect with others and
share our world.


Playing with language helps us discover how language works.


Curiosity and wonder lead us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us.



From:  https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum/english-language-arts/8/core 

Introduction

English 8 focuses on the novel Lord of the Flies, as well as examines poetry and short stories.

Where does this course fit?

  • Pre-requisites: Social Studies 10
  • Students hoping to take English 9 should complete English 8.
  • Graduation Status: One of the Grade 11/12 Social Studies options required for graduation

Course Materials

  • All online
  • Paperback copy of Lord of the Flies is available in VLN book room

Brief Outline

Unit

Description

1

Novel Study: Lord of the Flies

2

Novel Study: Lord of the Flies

3

Poetry

4

Short Stories


Assessment Percentage Breakdown

Assessment Type

Percentage of the Course

Assignments

70%

Midterm exam

15%

Final exam

15%

Your final assessment will be represented on this Proficiency Scale.

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You have up to a year to complete your course.

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