The Language Arts 8 (year-long) course is aligned to College and Career Ready Learning Standards and designed to support students' integration of -áreading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Students will write for a variety of purposes and audiences using conventions of standard English, grammar and usage. -áThey will compose arguments, informative/explanatory, and narrative pieces. -áStudents will develop the strategies necessary to support claims and cite evidence from literature and informational texts while developing skills to make effective choices about language. -áStudents will develop collaborative behaviors as speakers and listeners to acquire and share knowledge.