When looking for a homeschooling curriculum to use, keep in mind the basic needs for a comprehensive 8th grade language arts course. Typical course requirements for 8th grade grammar are an inclusive study of complex grammar methods. Full coverage of subject and predicate usage, predicate adjectives and predicate nominatives, direct and indirect objects, as well as each part of speech are typically studied.
Good study skills and practice using the grammar rules that are taught are important. Review and grammar exercises are the foundation of a quality language arts program. Incorporation of writing skills, reading, study of the classics, and spelling/vocabulary learning are a necessary part of the foundation of a good grammar program.