Developed to follow the classic Saxon model of incremental development and continuous review, Saxon's Grammar and Writing is a comprehensive English language curriculum that incorporates grammar, writing, spelling, and vocabulary development. Core-knowledge content, such as history, geography, science, and literature, is also embedded in the curriculum. Topics covered in this Grade 8 curriculum include: types of sentences, capitalization, prepositions, diagramming, active or passive voice, personal pronouns, adjectives, irregular verbs, appositives, the colon, italics, and more. This kit includes a Student Textbook with approximately 111 lessons, a Student Workbook, and a Teacher's Guide that includes answer keys and tests. The program consists of daily lessons, review sets, and tests that are sequenced to build skills and concepts. The Student Text is written directly to the student and provides instruction on key grammar and usage concepts with bolded words and examples; writing exercises are given daily. The workbook provides additional practice opportunities and opportunities for assessment. The Teacher's Guide includes answers and test blackline masters, as well as a class schedule. The Teacher's Guide includes a short message to the teacher, schedule, a complete set of answer keys (for the textbook practice and review sets, writing lessons, tests, and more practice worksheets), and test masters. Tests and writing lessons are designed to be administered every 5 lessons (after the first 10). Teacher book is softcover. This 2nd Edition has been revised and updated, and now meets Common Core Standards for Language and Writing. This Saxon Grammar and Writing Grade 8, 2nd Edition kit includes: 1 Teacher Guide, 246 pages, softcover, 2nd Edition. 1 Student Text, 717 pages, 111 lessons indexed, softcover, 2nd Edition. 1 Student Workbook, 140 pages, softcover, 2nd Edition.