Eighth Grade Summer Page


Today’s Date: 27th May 2024

Daily Assignments will begin on September 3rd for the 2013/2014 school year.

The following is a preview of: Eighth Grade

Grade Level – If you are not on the correct grade level, please contact us.

Help – Read the help section to familiarize yourself with the system

Course Pages – We recommend visiting each of the Course pages. These are located on the right hand side of this page under “My Courses.”

School Supplies – We recommend getting the following

  • Lined paper appropriate for your grade level
  • Pens and pencils
  • Colored pencils
  • Crayons and markers (grades K-6)
  • Paint supplies such as watercolors, acrylics, brushes, small canvases
  • Drawing Paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Protractor (grades 7-12)
  • Construction Paper
  • Printer paper

Software – For grades 3 and up, we recommend the following types of

  • Word processor such as Microsoft Word
  • Slide Presentation software such as Power Point
  • Email account, network, or online storage/file system for sharing work between student and parent/teacher
  • A drawing program such as Photoshop, Corel Draw, GIMP, or FireAlpaca

This Years Curriculum
Palomar K12 curriculum for Eighth Graders is a packed day of reading, writing, thinking, and strategizing. Below is an outline of the curriculum.

Reading/Literature 8

  • Determine the theme or central idea of a text and how it conveys particular details
  • Cite textual evidence to support analysis of a text
  • Describe how a particular text’s plot unfolds and how characters respond or change as the plot changes
  • Analyze how a particular part of a text fits into the overall structure
  • Compare and contrast a text verses an audio, video, or other media
  • Read and comprehend various texts for grade level

Language Arts 8

  • Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence
  • Write informative and explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information using charts, tables, graphics, and multimedia
  • Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences and events using descriptive details and well-structured sequences
  • Produce clear and coherent writing in which the style is appropriate to task
  • Use technology, to produce and publish writing and collaborate with others
  • Conduct short research projects, and gather information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility of sources, and quote from the sources
  • Draw evidence from literary sources to support analysis, reflection, and research
  • Grade level spelling words

Math 8 (Algebra 1)

  • Properties of exponents to rational exponents
  • Use properties of rational and irrational numbers
  • Define appropriate quantities for the purpose of modeling
  • Algebra expressions and equations
  • Define, evaluate, analyze and compare functions
  • Statistics and probability
  • Constructing viable arguments: use simple aspects of logical  arguments

History/Social Studies 8

  • Growth and conflict in the United States
  • From constitution to World War I with emphasis on America’s role in the war
  • Events prior to the founding the nation that relate to the creation of the Constitution
  • Political principles underlying the Constitution
  • Foundation of the American political system and how citizens participate in it
  • U.S. foreign policy in the early Republic
  • The different paths of American people in the North East, the South, and the West from 1800 to mid 1800s and the challenges they faced
  • Causes, key events, and consequences of the Civil War
  • Character and consequences of the Reconstruction period
  • How the industrial revolution transformed the American economy

Science 8

  • Focus on physical science of motion, forces, and the structure of matter
  • Earth in the Solar System and the study of stars and galaxies
  • Understanding of chemical reactions
  • Chemistry of living systems, and how they underlie biological systems
  • Investigate by asking questions and conducting experiments

Visual and Performing Arts 8

  • Dance
  • Music
  • Art
  • Theater
Physical Education 8
  • Calisthenics