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 nonĀ­-fiction selections in which they will identify and explain a variety of literary elements.

English classes are year-long. English teachers move from TGC to BFMS with their students. Students will take the grade 8 Writing SOL test in March, and the grade 8 Reading SOL test in May.

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