|English 8 is a required course that works to build students skills in communication arts and literature. Writing will be a focus throughout the course with an emphasis in paragraph and essay writing. Students will also explore various genres of literature including fiction, nonfiction, drama, poetry, and folklore. They will also have units of study in digital and media literacy. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to practice their speaking and listening skills through various class presentations and discussions, along with a unit in debate.