English

The 8th Grade English Program in Franklin County Public Schools

Franklin County Public Schools offer two English courses in grade 8, depending on SOL test results and prior English experience. The course components for English 8 are writing, public speaking, literature, reading, and vocabulary development. This course prepares students for the 8 th grade SOL test. The students will plan, draft, revise, and edit their writing, with an emphasis on persuasion. Students learn and apply interviewing techniques. Eighth grade students read a variety of fiction and non­fiction selections in which they will identify and explain a variety of literary elements. 

The English classes are yearlong classes. At the end of the first semester, students and their English teachers will change locations. They will either move from TGC to BFMS for the second semester of English or vice versa.

  • English 8 - In March, English students take the grade 8 Writing SOL Test. At the end of the year, English students take the grade 8 English SOL Test. 
  • Pre­AP English 8 Qualifying Students - In March, English students take the grade 8 Writing SOL Test. At the end of the year, English students take the grade 8 English SOL Test.