English 8

Humanities | English
English Required
Grade: 8

This course emphasizes skill development in reading, writing, speaking, and listening—all essential tools for communication. Students do this as they study a variety of both fiction and non-fiction literature, including novels, short stories, plays, poetry, and personal essays. Over the course of the year, students engage in reading and writing workshops, several interdisciplinary units, and plenty of grammar and vocabulary work. The final exam will be the creation of a bound portfolio of the “best” work from middle school.


Ray Chapin, English Drama
Ray Chapin
English and Drama
“Consider that the mind is capable of an endless growth.”—Asa Burton, one of the founders, urging citizens of Thetford to establish TA in 1819
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