Language Arts A (8th Grade)

Course Description:

This is the first course in a two-course sequence. Who am I? How do I fit into the world? How do I make sense of these changing times? This course will answer those questions and many more! In this course, students will develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing skills as they explore and enjoy a variety of materials (novels, short stories, poetry, biographies, articles, drama, essays and media). In addition, the course focuses on effective communication strategies that students need in order to succeed in this changing and challenging society. Students will explore the theme of “The American Quest: Past, Present and Future” while developing reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing skills through a variety of materials (novels, short stories, poetry, biographies, articles, drama, essays and media).

Course Details:

Course Title (District): Language Arts A (8th Grade)
Course Title (NCES SCED) : Language Arts (grade 8)
Course Provider : Whitehall District Schools
Content Provided By : Florida Virtual School
Online Instructor Provided By : Whitehall District Schools
Standards Addressed : CCSS
Ailgnment Document :
Academic Terms : Semester
Subject Area : English Language and Literature
Course Identifier : Language Arts (grade 8)
Course Level : (G) General or Regular
Available Credit :
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How To Enroll:

Enrollment Website :
Email : [email protected]
Phone : (888) 889-2840

Students and Parents: It is important to work closely with your local school counselor or registrar to follow the school's enrollment procedures. By clicking the "Start Registration Request" button below, you will be able to notify the school of your interest in registering for the online course. However, it is the responsibility of the district or school to review the registration request and approve or deny the request. Please make a note to follow up with your school after submitting a registration request.

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Additional Course Information:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to each of the following:
    •    Demonstrate understanding and use of appropriate and effective vocabulary
    •    Demonstrate understanding of the ways that history, culture, and setting influence language
    •    Apply reference and study skills for a variety of purposes.

INACOL Online Course Quality Standards

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Review Conducted By : Michigan Virtual
Date of Review : 02/27/2014

Module 1 Topics:
    •    Staying on pace
    •    Meeting classmates
    •    Organizing notebook
    •    Preparing for class

Module 2 Topics:
    •    Free-writing
    •    Reading skills (poetry, prose, nonfiction, songs)
    •    Interviewing skills
    •    Vocabulary development

Module 3 Topics:
    •    Reading and analyzing a novel
    •    Pre-reading strategies
    •    Summary writing
    •    Story elements (character, plot, setting, point of view, theme)

Module 4 Topics:
    •    Essay structure
    •    Writing process(brainstorming, drafting, revising, editing)
    •    Writing introductions
    •    Writing the body of the essay (specific details)
    •    Writing conclusions

Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Semester 08/01/2020 10/15/2020 07/01/2020 08/31/2020 01/15/2021 35 $0.0000 0.0000
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
Consult counselor Consult counselor Semester 08/01/2020 10/15/2020

Students can use chat, email or private message system within the course to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance.