Grade 8 at a Glance

Hampton School District

Grade 8 at a Glance

Language Arts

  • Reading Literature - Cite textual evidence to support analysis, both inferential and explicit. Determine theme/central idea and analyze its development throughout text, including its relationship to characters, setting, plot. Write an objective summary of text (no opinions or judgments). Analyze how specific dialogue/incidents propel action, reveal character, or provoke a decision.

  • Reading Informational Text -Cite textual evidence to support analysis. Determine theme/central idea of text

    • Write an objective summary of text.

    • Analyze how a text makes connections/distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events.

  • Writing

    • Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence using Hampton Academy databases, websites, reliable sources

    • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information.

    • Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

    • Analyze how a text makes connections/distinctions between individual, ideas, or events.

  • Language

    • Explain the function of use of conventions, including verbals, active and passive voice, verb function in mood, shifts in verb voice and mood, use of comma, ellipsis or dash, spell correctly.  

    • Develop vocabulary use with examinations of Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word, consult references, interpret and use figurative language effectively.

  • Speaking and Listening

    • Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussion expressing one’s own ideas and building upon others’ ideas.

    • Present work in a focus, coherent manner while using appropriate eye contact and presentation skills.

    • Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English.


Math - Pre- Algebra

  • Exponents and Powers of Exponents

  • Scientific Notation

  • Algebraic Linear Equation

  • Lines and Linear Equations (Slope)

  • Systems of LInear Equations

  • Functions

  • Pythagorean Theorem

  • Geometric Transformations

  • Congruence and Similarity

  • Statistics

  • Probability


Math - Algebra I  (placement assessment required)

  • Equations

  • Inequalities

  • Functions

  • Linear Functions ( slope, midpoint, distance)

  • Systems of Equations and Inequalities

  • Exponents and Polynomials

  • Factoring Polynomials

  • Quadratic Functions and Equations

  • Data Analysis and Probability

  • Parent Functions

  • Geometry ( Volume)


Science

  • Geology - plate tectonics, rocks and minerals, and Earth history

  • Chemistry - Law of conservation of Matter, the Periodic Table of Elements, atomic structure and properties of substances

  • Physical Science - Newton’s Laws of Motion integrated with a hands-on design engineering project


Social Studies

  • US Government/Constitution

  • Industrial Revolution

  • Immigration

  • World War I

  • The 1920s

  • Great Depression

  • World War II



Supporting Learning at Home

  • Homework is given nightly in multiple subject areas.

  • Homework is posted on Google Classroom

  • Students should read regularly at home.

  • Homework is generally meant for students to do independently.

  • We encourage parents to check PowerSchool for assessment scores and missing assignments


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