8th Grade

English Language Arts & Literacy

In English language arts and literacy, students will read major works of fiction and nonfiction from all over the world and from different time periods. They will continue to learn how to understand what they read and evaluate an author’s assumptions and claims. They will also conduct research that will require the analysis of resources and accurate interpretation of literary and informational text.

Mathematics

In mathematics, students take their understanding of unit rates and proportional relationships to a new level, connecting these concepts to points on a line and ultimately using them to solve linear equations that require them to apply algebraic reasoning as well as knowledge of the properties of operations. Students will also expand their understanding of numbers beyond rational numbers to include numbers that are irrational – meaning that they cannot be written as a simple fraction, such as the square root of 2 or √2.

Content and publications from the Council of the Great City Schools.