English Language Arts 8
|This course is designed to fulfill the curricular objectives of the Saskatchewan Grade 8 English Language Arts curriculum. It is divided into 5 units of study.
Each unit of study contains readings, novels, movies, videos, and activities of their own. No additional text/books is required. Within each unit, you will be asked to complete assignments and exams. There are also a variety of links to videos, websites, and other media provided. These links are only a small sample of what is available for you to use on the internet. Please feel free to use any other sources that you find – just keep track of the sources you use for your assignments.
Unit One – Becoming Myself (5 weeks) Students are looking inward and focusing on self-image and self-esteem. They reflect on self and life, and on their beliefs and values and those of their society.
Section 1: Who Am I? Short Stories – 1.5 weeks
Unit Two – Is It Fair? In Search of Justice (9 weeks) Students look outward and examine their relationships with others, their community, and that of the world. They also consider the historical context.
Section 1: Social Justice – 1 week
Unit Three – First Nations and Greek Mythology (8 weeks) Students consider the imaginary worlds and possibilities.
Section 1: What is Mythology? – 1 week
Unit Four – Burning Questions (6 weeks) Students consider the role of communication in their lives and the ideas and technologies that help people become effective communicators.
Section 1: Burning Questions Extend Our Learning – 1.5 weeks
Unit Five – Adventure and Adventurers (10 weeks) Students explore the elements of the natural and constructed world and the role of technology and related developments in their society.
Section 1: Are You An Adventurer? – 1 week