8th Grade ELA
- Cite the textual evidence that strongly supports an analysis of the text, including making inferences from the text.
- Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text.
- Provide summary of text, including the relationship of the characters, setting, and plot.
- Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action and reveal aspects of a character.
- Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text. Analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
- Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the structure of each text contributes to its meaning.
- Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the reader create suspense or humor.
- Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text.
- Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text.
- Evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, making sure it’s supported by relevant reasons and evidence.
- Write narrative, informative, explanatory essays that follow the writing process- brainstorming, planning, draft, edit and revision. They write over an extended or short period of time , appropriate to the task ( time given for research, reflection and revision).
- Write arguments, claims, counterclaims with reasoning. They organize, sort and rank evidence to support their reasoning.
- Provide strong, engaging introduction and concluding statements. They use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion.
- Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
- Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing.