8th Grade

Virginia Standards of Learning

The eighth-grade student will learn and apply interviewing techniques developing and delivering oral presentations in groups and individually. The student will demonstrate correct use of language, spelling, and mechanics by applying grammatical conventions in writing and speaking. Students will evaluate, analyze, develop, and produce media messages. The student will plan, draft, revise, and edit writing, with emphasis on exposition and persuasion. The student will apply reading and writing skills in all subjects, as well as respond critically to literature. The student will continue development of vocabulary, with attention to connotations and figurative language. The student will continue to develop an appreciation for literary genres through a study of a wide variety of selections. The student will describe themes, make inferences, interpret cause and effect relationships, differentiate between fact and opinion, and draw conclusions from a variety of texts.

Grade Eight SOL's - 2010- NKCPS will be following these standards for the 2018-19 school year. Certain elements of the 2017 standards will be embedded into instruction after professional development and guidance on implementation.

Curriculum Framework - 2010 - NKCPS will be referencing the 2010 curriculum framework the for the 2018-19 school year. Certain elements of the 2017 standards will be embedded into instruction after professional development and guidance on implementation.

Grade Eight SOL's - 2017 - This is a crosswalk year and we will be exploring the changes to the Virginia Standards of Learning for English. Teachers should reference these throughout the year.

Grade 8 SOL Blueprint Reading and Writing - Grade 8 teachers should reference this for information pertaining to SOL tests for grade 8. There are many standards that can be included or are subsumed within the testing blueprint.

Grade 8 - New Kent County Public Schools Common Quarterly Assessment - Teachers are provided with a blueprint of the standards that are included, what is not included and should be monitored with informal assessments, writing prompts, and rubrics. This will take place during a predetermined two-week window near the end of the quarter.