Grade Eight – English Language Arts

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Grade Eight – English Language Arts2018-07-24T16:31:55+00:00

Learning Commons Resources

Gr. 8 Language Arts eBooks

We have a wide variety of books, curriculum and DVDs available.

Curriculum Examples

  • Language Lessons for the elementary child
  • 6+1 Traits of Writing
  • Learn to Write the Novel Way
  • Essentials in Writing
  • Brave Writer
  • Learning Language Arts through Literature
  • Language Power
  • Wordsmith
  • Student Writing Intensive (IEW DVDs and packs)
  • Put that in Writing
  • Media Literacy
  • Lightning Literature
  • The Elegant Essay
  • core competency packs that cover a range of topics such as responsibility, honesty, personal awareness etc.

Search Terms

Use the following keywords to search for resources:

  • English
  • Literature
  • Core competencies
  • Socio-emotional intermediate
  • Reading
  • Character
  • Writing
  • Poetry
  • Language arts

To enter the Search Portal, click on the banner located at the top of this page.

HCOS Gr. 8 English Online Course

Subscriptions

Log in to  BrainPOP to find the videos available for English.

OR

Go to BrainPOP Educators site (no login required) which has the option to choose BC curriculum standards.

In BrainPOP you will find short animated movies, to creatively engage students in learning.  (Gr. K-8 and some high school content)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to Curio.ca.  There is an “English Language Arts K-9” section in Resources under Curricula.

Curio.ca offers the audio and video content from CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) and Radio-Canada for unique Canadian content.  (K-12, but mostly high school content)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to Discovery Education Streaming (Canada) and search for English Language topics.  There will be topics such as:  English/Language Arts, Composition, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Research/Study Skills, Documentation, Preparation and Study Skills.

Discovery Education Streaming Plus offers students award-winning digital or multimedia content.  (K-12 content)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to Explora High School.

EBSCOhost’s Explora is a site to encourage student research with extensive, reliable content and ease of use.  (K-12 content)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

GALE CENGAGE Learning and GALE Databases:  (Grades 8-12)  Log in to find “Canada in Context”, “Global Issues in Context”, “Gale Virtual Reference Library”, “Science in Context” and “Global Reference on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources”.

GALE CENGAGE Learning is a world leader in eResearch and educational publishing.  (Gr. 9-12)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to Kidblog.

Kidblog is a secure, private blogging platform created specifically for educational use.  (Gr. K-7+)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

First log in to Learn360  before you choose a topic or “click” on a link.  In Learn360 select a topic such as English or Language Arts, then filter for the appropriate grade range.

Learn360 is a media-on-demand service or digital video library for Gr. K-12, with digital, audio and other support materials.  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

NoveList Plus can find the perfect book for you!  Log in to EBSCOhost Explora Secondary and then go to the “Search Other Databases” link at the top of your Explora pages

OR

go to the old EBSCO login page and choose NoveList from the list.

EBSCOhost’s Explora is a site to encourage student research with extensive, reliable content and ease of use.  (K-12 content)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to SAS® Curriculum Pathways and search for English Language Arts and Gr. 6-8.

SAS® Curriculum Pathways provides interactive tools, resources, and apps for grades K-12.  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to World Book and choose World Book Student (Gr. 5-8) or World Book Advanced (Gr. 8-12).

World Book is our online encyclopedia with research sites for all ages from K to 12.  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

 

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