GRADE 8 AT A GLANCE
Hampton School District
Grade 8 at a Glance
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.
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.
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
Algebraic Linear Equation
Lines and Linear Equations (Slope)
Systems of LInear Equations
Congruence and Similarity
Math - Algebra I (placement assessment required)
Linear Functions ( slope, midpoint, distance)
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Exponents and Polynomials
Quadratic Functions and Equations
Data Analysis and Probability
Geometry ( Volume)
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
World War I
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