Course Description

ELA 8 is a 200 hour course presented in 4 units. Students will read, view and listen to a variety of resources, both online and paper-based. Student work will be a wide array of writing, speaking and representing activities. There is no final exam for the course, but rather a final assessment in which students will demonstrate the skills they've developed over the year.

Units of Study

  • Greek Mythology Unit
  • Touching Spirit Bear Novel Study
  • Social Media/Pop Culture Unit
  • Student's Choice Inquiry Unit

Course Materials

Supplied by the DLC

Units 1 & 2 (Units 3 & 4 available online)
Novel - Touching Spirit Bear, Mikaelsen, Ben

Obtained by Student

Audio/video recording equipment (Tablets or Smart phones are fine)


Learning Mentor Required

Delivery Method

Online Asynchronous


Grade 8

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