Curriculum Schedule for 8th Grade Literature, BJU Press 4th Edition

This curriculum schedule was designed to be used with BJU Press 8th Grade Literature, a curriculum that combines the flexibility of homeschooling with the structure of textbook learning that many parents are familiar and comfortable with.

Well Planned Gal's schedule helps you guide your student steadily through each day's assignments for steady progress throughout the year.

This eighth grade literature course offers a companion to the eighth grade grammar and writing curriculum, helping students begin the transition toward high school level literature explorations. Students will enjoy multiple genres of literature from a variety of cultures, learning to analyze them from a biblical worldview.

Curriculum Needed for This Course Schedule*

  • Excursions in Literature Teacher's Edition with CD (3rd ed.)
  • Excursions in Literature Tests Answer Key (3rd ed.)
  • Excursions in Literature Student Text (3rd ed.; copyright update)
  • Excursions in Literature Tests (3rd ed.)
  • *These items must be purchased separately.

Schedule Overview

  • Total Number of Weeks: 36
  • Total Number of Assignments: 164
  • Daily Time: approximately 45 minutes

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Once you have chosen and purchased your curriculum for the year, visit Well Planned Gal's Curriculum Schedules and choose the schedule that matches your curriculum. Once you have purchased the schedule, you will be directed to add your new schedule to you online planning account.


After a curriculum schedule is purchased, you may utilize it for as many students as desired. Plus, as long as you are an active subscriber of the online planner, you can utilize the schedule year after year with different students.

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Price $0.00
ISBN wplicbjuliterature8
Grade Middle School, 8
Subject Language Arts
Publisher BJU Press
Lesson Style Traditional
Format My Well Planned Day Software Add-On
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Lesson Plan Book List

Below you will find the curriculum required for this course schedule. All items must be purchased separately.

Excursions in Literature Student Text (3rd ed.; copyright update)

Discover the joys of literature in the light of biblical truth with Excursions in Literature, Third Edition (updated copyright). Both color and pen-and-ink illustrations lend artistic flourish to the included stories, each of which was chosen to represent the unit themes: friends, choices, heroes, discoveries and adventures. Selections represent a wide variety of cultures and time periods; authors include Louisa May Alcott, Katherine Mansfield, Langston Hughes, O. Henry, Amy Carmichael, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Charles Dickens in addition to traditional folklore tales and the full text of Donnalynn Hess' In Search of Honor. Small textboxes define unfamiliar vocabulary words and provide information about the author; each chapter concludes with Thinking Zone questions designed to test students' interpretive, literal, critical and appreciative responses to the selection. 609 indexed pages, softcover. Grade 8.

Excursions in Literature Tests (3rd ed.)

These tests are for use with BJU Press'Excursions in Literature Grade 8 curriculum. These tests provide the teacher with objective results that can be used as part of an evaluation of students' progress. They're not intended to replace informal teacher analysis of comprehension and understanding, but are designed as a method for determining an appropriate level of expectation. Test questions include multiple choice, short answer, matching, true/false and essay questions. 6 unit tests with a midterm and final. Gluebinding, 3rd Edition.

Explorations in Literature Teacher's Edition with CD (4th ed., 2 vols.)

This teacher's guide accompanies BJU Press' Excursions in Literature Student Text, Grade 8, 3rd Edition. This two-book set features everything needed to successfully teach this literature course. Reduced student pages have the correct answers overlaid, and are surrounded by the lessons instructions, allowing for an easy overview or review of the lesson. Grouped by six different themes, the introductory essays reveal the relevance of specific scriptures, and each unit concludes with a Bible passage. Objectives; a list of pages in the student book, teacher's edition and support materials CD; any materials needed, preparation, teaching strategies that emphasize introduction and motivation, analysis and participation; discussion; writing links; reinforcement; application; and enrichment elements are included throughout. 2 books, spiralbound; soft front-covers, hard back-covers. 609 pages with support materials CD-ROM.

Excursions in Literature Tests Answer Key (3rd ed.)

This BJU Press Excursions in Literature Test Answer Key accompanies BJU Press' Excursions in Literature Tests, 3rd Ed.. Loose-leaf and three-hole-punched to easily insert into a three -ring-binder, these full-page test reproductions have the correct answers overlaid. Correct answers are written in italics and include referenced page numbers.