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Our World Neighborhood Charter School

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.