Summary of course content and activities:
Language Arts 8 includes four units with vocabulary, creative writing, and grammar activities throughout. The units are the following:
- Unit 1 Short Stories
- Unit 2 Novel Study: God's Adventurer (The story of Hudson Taylor)
- Unit 3 Novel Study: The Hiding Place (The story of Corrie ten Boom)
- Unit 4 Poetry
Who should be taking this course? For whom is this course designed and intended?
This course is to be completed by students who have successfully completed Language Arts at the Grade 7 level
Philosophy statement for and/or behind teaching this course:
Language is used to communicate with and have an impact on those around us. As students develop in their language skills, they learn how to become better communicators. Language Arts 8 seeks to provide students with the skills necessary to become effective communicators. Through the novel studies, students will be introduced to two people who had a tremendous impact in their world through their life-changing experiences. Students will see how these individuals became communicators of God's love through their experience. This course seeks to help students understand the positive impact that they can have on their world through the use of language.
The pre-requisite course to Language Arts 8 is Language Arts 7 or equivalent
Materials and resources provided by NSA, purchased by student, and/or recommended:
Provided by NSA:
- Language Arts 8 Online lesson and assignment documents
- LITERATURE: Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes, silver level
- The Hiding Place
- God's Adventurer
- Language Power workbook, Level F
Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson:
Students should spend a minimum of five hours a week on this class.
Description of student evaluations, quizzes, and tests:
Students will be evaluated on specified assignments provided in the lessons. These include projects, creative writing, grammar exercises, group discussion involvement etc. These will be submitted to the teacher for marking.
Closed book tests are given at the end of each unit.
There is a short final exam for this course.