All your child needs in one convenient kit! A Beka’s high-quality, traditional-education materials will give your child a solid foundation for excellence in academics and success in life. The Grade 8 Student Kit contains all essential textbooks and coordinated materials, including assessments, for an entire year of schooling in English, Pre-algebra, Earth and Space Science, and U.S. History—17 items total. Combine this kit with the Grade 8 Parent Kit to confidently teach and guide your child through a year of academic excellence from a biblical worldview.
Literature—No study of literature is complete without exposure to authors such as Robert Frost, Pearl Buck, and Carl Sandburg. Memorable selections based on missionary and military adventures go straight to the reader’s heart and inspire perseverance and courage. Discussion and essay questions build analytic skills.
Grammar and Composition—Dive deeper into punctuation protocols, antecedents and appositives, diagraming and dependent clauses. Your child will combine his understanding of grammar and usage with researching and writing techniques to deliver quality compositions.
Vocabulary, Spelling, Poetry —Knowing the best word is often what distinguishes the best communicators. The 20 weekly spelling words and 10 vocabulary words from the literature will take your child one step closer toward that goal. And he will learn 9 poems, including Frost’s “Stopping by Woods.”
· Pre-algebra—This bridge year begins with a cumulative reinforcement of basic mathematical concepts and procedures upon which algebra is built. Then comes work with topics such as multiplying and dividing polynomials, complementary and supplementary angles, and algebraic word problems, giving your child a smooth transition to Algebra I.
· Earth and Space Science—From earthquakes and volcanoes to clouds and galaxies, your child will study features of God’s creation here on earth as well as in the Great Beyond! He will be given a detailed understanding of earth and space science.
· U. S. History—Eighth graders learn about the personalities and events that shaped the American character. The emphasis on faith, patriotism, and moral conviction makes history meaningful for them. A semester of semi-independent projects in civics will teach your child how the United States government operates.
The following items are included in this kit:
Grammar and Composition II
Grammar and Composition II Quiz and Test Book
Of Places Quiz and Test Book
Vocabulary, Spelling, Poetry II
Vocabulary, Spelling, Poetry II Quiz Book
Pre-Algebra Quiz and Test Book
Science: Earth and Space
Science: Earth and Space Test Book
Science: Earth and Space Quiz Book
Science: Earth and Space Activity Book
America: Land I Love Test Book
America: Land I Love Quiz Book
Geography Studies and Projects of the Western Hemisphere