8th Grade Language Arts
                               

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Eighth Grade Language Arts - Third Quarter

Third Quarter Focus Questions:
*How do I write effective arguments to support my claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence? 
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How do I use narrative techniques, descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences to write narratives? 
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How do verbals function in sentences?
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What is the difference between active and passive voice and how do I best use each?
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How do I form and use verbs in different moods: indicative, imperative, interrogative, conditional, subjunctive?
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How do I recognize and correct shifts in verb voice and mood? 
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How do I use punctuation to indicate a pause, break, or omission? 
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How do I demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings?