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English 8

$1,000$1,950

Extended Year 2024 – 2025

Monday, August 26, 2024 – Friday, May 30, 2025

Format

Fixed-Pace Course

Prerequisites

English 7

Credit

Middle

Students in this course refine their analytical skills by engaging with a diverse array of literary forms, focusing on the exploration of complex characters and thematic development. Through detailed literary analysis, they deepen their understanding of narrative structures and the impact of authors’ choices on storytelling. The curriculum includes studies of both fiction and non-fiction, enhancing students’ ability to discern and discuss the nuanced ways literature reflects and shapes society. Assignments are designed to build proficiency in analytical and persuasive writing, with activities ranging from crafting detailed literary essays to participating in dynamic group discussions.

Completion of this course requires regular access to a laptop or desktop computer with working microphone and webcam, as well as a reliable internet connection.

This Fixed-Paced course incorporates a blend of synchronous and asynchronous elements. Students and teacher meet live via zoom on a regular weekly schedule. In addition, students complete coursework including guided readings, interactive videos, text and video-based discussion threads, problem sets, individual and collaborative projects, and so on. While these activities are time-flexible, teachers sequence them with weekly deadlines to help students keep on track and encourage and support the development of productive time management skills.

Term

Subject Area

Division

Credit Type

Middle

Do you attend a CLI partner school?

Yes, No

Format

Fixed-Pace Course