Eighth Grade

The 8th grade curriculum at St. Charles includes both academic and religious study, including: English/language arts, math, science, social studies, and religion. Get the 8th grade Social Studies texts here.

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8th Grade Academic Study

  • Analyzing, Summarizing, and Inferring
  • Recognizing Details
  • Literary Elements, including Figures of Speech, Alliteration, Hyperbole, etc.
  • Theme, Tone, Setting, Characterization, Genre
  • Point of View
  • Vocabulary
  • Sentence Structure/Types
  • Mechanics, including Parts of Speech, Capitalization, Punctuation
  • Quotations and Dialogue
  • Writing a Good Paragraph, Story, Paper
  • Vocabulary and Spelling, including Definitions, Antonyms and Synonyms, Roots
  • Speeches
  • Keeping a Journal
  • Novels: The Giver (Lois Lowry), The Pearl (John Steinbeck)
  • Classify rational and irrational numbers
  • Determine square roots
  • Positive and negative exponents
  • Weighted averages and mixture problems
  • Distinguish between relationships, linear and non-linear functions
  • Scientific notation
  • Represent functions with tables, verbal descriptions, symbols and graphs
  • Arithmetic and geometric sequences
  • Calculate the slope, x- and y- intercepts of a line
  • Write equation of a line in standard and slope-intercept form
  • Graph equations and inequalities
  • Represent situations using equations and inequalities involving linear expressions
  • Solve equations and inequalities symbolically and graphically
  • Solve systems of equations
  • Parallel and perpendicular lines
  • Add and subtract monomials and polynomials
  • Multiply and divide monomials and polynomials (FOIL)
  • Quadratic formula
  • Simplify radical expressions
  • Trigonometric ratios
  • Scatter plots and lines of best fit
  • Permutations and combinations

Physical Science

  • Science skills

Chemistry topics:

  • Properties of Matter
  • Atomic Structure
  • Periodic Table Organization
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Acid-Base Chemistry

Physics topics:

  • Forces and Motion (including motion math)
  • Simple Machines
  • Electricity & Magnetism
  • Waves
  • Energy

Science skills (integrated through four years of middle school):

  • Scientific Method
  • Lab Measurement, Tools, Safety, and Reports
  • Precision and Accuracy
  • Inference and Observation
  • Dimensional Analysis
  • Nature of Science
  • Graphing
  • Density

Topics (integrated through four years of middle school):

  • Design, build, and program Lego Robots
  • Engineering Design Cycle
  • Uses of Robotics
  • Natural Disasters and Disaster Recovery Cycle
  • Rube-Goldberg Machines
  • Various Engineering-Based Projects
  • Examine the Roots of U.S. Culture and Society
  • Foundation of America, from Colonization to Nation
  • English Influence on Institutions, Social Ideas, Governmental Notions
  • Colonial Period
  • Revolutionary Period
  • Constitutional Period
  • Activities and Simulations Allow Students to Experience History, including:
    • Edmund Campion Trial
    • Spanish Armada Game
    • Game of Empire Trade Simulation

Get the 8th grade Social Studies texts here.

  • Examine Christian Life through Study of the Sacraments
  • How Christ Meets Us and Gives Us Grace through the Church
  • Trinity as Model for Christian Moral Life
  • Virtues, Commandments, and Beatitudes
  • Fulfillment through Prayer, the Sacraments, and Our Relationships with God and Others
  • Liturgy of the Hours
  • Lectio Divina
  • Vocations
  • Serra Club Vocations Field Trip

Art, Spanish, Music, Computer, and Physical Education are also incorporated into the curriculum at St. Charles. Find out more about our Specialists here.

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