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Grade 8 / 8th Grade


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Our Grade 8 Language Arts Kit utilizes one Pathway reader, workbook, and teacher book; Working With Words workbook and teacher book; and Climbing to Good English workbook, teacher, and practice sheets. Purchase items individually or as a complete kit.

Grade 8 / 8th Grade Language Arts Kit

Kit Contains:
• Pathway Our Heritage Reader
• Pathway Our Heritage Workbook
• Pathway Our Heritage Teacher
• Pathway Working With Words Workbook 8
• Pathway Working With Words Teacher 8
• Climbing to Good English Level 8 Workbook
• Climbing to Good English Level 8 Practice Sheets

Climbing to Good English 7/8 Teacher
This 390 page hardcover textbook and teacher guide is not included in the Grade 8 Language Arts Kit. You will need to purchase it separately.

Purchase items individually or as a complete kit. See descriptions of each individual item below.



Grammar and Writing Skills

Climbing To Good English

By: SchoolAid
Climbing to Good English has combined the seventh and eighth grades in much the same way as the fifth and sixth with enough lessons, unit tests and end-of-term tests to provide for 3 lessons per week. Practice sheets can fill out the week to five lessons or for homework.

Climbing to Good English 8 is the last book in this eight-book series and ties together loose ends other curriculums deal with farther on. This should in no way hinder the student who chooses to continue his formal education. It may, in fact, help him even more. Students reach the level where they are expected to rely on their own resources most of the time. Of course this greatly depends on the kind of foundation students have been given, and whether they have been taught to help themselves. Detailed teacher instructions in the annotated teacher's edition guide you in having the pupils take the initiative.

After a few review lessons, the basic grammar is reinforced and new concepts added. The emphasis on composition is strengthened, since effective writing is the major goal in teaching English.

Language Skills Taught

WRITING
• Paraphrasing/Summarizing
• Writing Summaries
• Taking & Organizing Notes
• Writing Your Report
• Outline Form for Study
• Letter Form and Quality
• Business Letters
• Everyday Letters
• Poetic Figures of Speech
• Writing Short Verse
• Writing Longer Poems
• Improving Writing Style
• Use Phrases to Save Words
• Phrases and Clauses
• More Word-Saving Tricks
• Variety In Sentences
• Common Pitfalls of Writers
• Story Writing with Dialogue
• Live writing
• Writing with a Flourish
• Good Endings
• Writing Short Stories

SENTENCES AND PARAGRAPHS
• More About Sentences
• Developing Good Paragraphs
• Writing Paragraphs
• Tying Ideas Together
• Connecting Paragraphs
• Revising and Proofreading
• Order In a Paragraph
• Revising and Proofreading

PUNCTUATION, ETC
• Capitalization and Punctuation
• Improving Your Vocabulary
• Finding the Right Words
• Writing Numbers
• More About Commas
• Parentheses and Dashes
• Colons and Semicolons
• Quotations

NOUNS AND PRONOUNS
• Identifying Nouns
• Noun Forms
• Subject-Verb Agreement
• Using Nouns as Complements (Direct and Indirect Objects)
• Using Nouns as Subject Complements
• Using Nouns as Appositives and Direct Address
• Using Exact & Vivid Nouns
• Special Problems with Pronouns
• Pronoun Agreement
• Puzzling Pronouns

ADJECTIVES & ADVERBS
• Using Adjectives Correctly and Effectively
• Adverbs
• Using Adverbs Correctly and Effectively

VERBS
• Identifying Verbs
• Verbs In Harder Sentences
• Understanding Verb Forms
• Verb Tense Agreement
• Using Exact & Vivid Verbs
• Verb Usage
• Gerunds
• Complements

PREPOSITIONS AND CONJUNCTIONS
• Using Prepositional Phrases Effectively
• Using Prepositions Correctly
• Conjunctions
• More Conjunctions; Interjections


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Climbing to Good English 8 Workbook
• 286 pages
Climbing to Good English 8 Practice Sheets
• 67 practice lessons
Climbing to Good English 7/8 Teacher Manual
• This indispensable book contains grading ideas, additional assignments, and an excellent grammar handbook you will use for years to come.
• hardcover
• 390 pages

Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Development


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Our Heritage Reader
• 462 pages, 112 stories and poems
• hardcover reader
• interesting, thought provoking situations and characters
• keeps children's interest and focus on the curriculum
• lessons in virtues from the lives of people of faith
• does not promote Amish doctrine and is suitable for anyone looking for solid, moral-based literature
• has "Thinking It Over" questions at the end of the stories and "Word Study" lists
Our Heritage Workbook
• 80 pages
• trains the children to work independently with a minimum of teacher assistance
• children should do as much as possible on their own
• contains "Thinking About the Story" questions
Our Heritage Teacher's Edition
• 80 pages
• shows the workbook pages and the lesson answers
• save time in checking the student's work


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Working with Words 8 Workbook
• 96 pages
• designed to train the children to work independently
• children should do as much as possible on their own
• Working With Words has vocabulary building exercises, word usage practice, adding prefixes and suffixes, review pages, and tests after every 8 lessons
Working with Words 8 Teacher
• 96 pages
• shows the workbook pages and the lesson answers
• save time in checking the student's work