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CCSS Practice Tests for Grades 3-8 Mathematics & ELA.

Subjects:

Mathematics

Common Core State Standard: 8.NS.1.

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: The Number System

Theme: Know that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational numbers

Standard Description: Know that numbers that are not rational are called irrational. Understand informally that every number has a decimal expansion; for rational numbers show that the decimal expansion repeats eventually, and convert a decimal expansion which repeats eventually into a rational number.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/NS

Common Core State Standard: 8.NS.2

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: The Number System

Theme: Know that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational numbers

Standard Description: Use rational approximations of irrational numbers to compare the size of irrational numbers, locate them approximately on a number line diagram, and estimate the value of expressions (e.g., ?^2). For example, by truncating the decimal expansion of ?2 (square root of 2), show that ?2 is between 1 and 2, then between 1.4 and 1.5, and explain how to continue on to get better approximations.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/NS

Common Core State Standard: 8.EE.1

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Expressions & Equations

Theme: Work with radicals and integer exponents

Standard Description: Know and apply the properties of integer exponents to generate equivalent numerical expressions. For example, 3^2

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/EE

Common Core State Standard: 8.EE.2

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Expressions & Equations

Theme: Work with radicals and integer exponents

Standard Description: Use square root and cube root symbols to represent solutions to equations of the form x^2 = p and x^3 = p, where p is a positive rational number. Evaluate square roots of small perfect squares and cube roots of small perfect cubes. Know that ?2 is irrational.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/EE

Common Core State Standard: 8.EE.3

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Expressions & Equations

Theme: Work with radicals and integer exponents

Standard Description: Use numbers expressed in the form of a single digit times an integer power of 10 to estimate very large or very small quantities, and to express how many times as much one is than the other. For example, estimate the population of the United States as 3

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/EE

Common Core State Standard: 8.EE.4

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Expressions & Equations

Theme: Work with radicals and integer exponents

Standard Description: Perform operations with numbers expressed in scientific notation, including problems where both decimal and scientific notation are used. Use scientific notation and choose units of appropriate size for measurements of very large or very small quantities (e.g., use millimeters per year for seafloor spreading). Interpret scientific notation that has been generated by technology.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/EE

Common Core State Standard: 8.EE.5

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Expressions & Equations

Theme: Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations

Standard Description: Graph proportional relationships, interpreting the unit rate as the slope of the graph. Compare two different proportional relationships represented in different ways. For example, compare a distance-time graph to a distance-time equation to determine which of two moving objects has greater speed.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/EE

Common Core State Standard: 8.EE.6

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Expressions & Equations

Theme: Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations

Standard Description: Use similar triangles to explain why the slope m is the same between any two distinct points on a non-vertical line in the coordinate plane; derive the equation y =mx for a line through the origin and the equation y = mx + b for a line intercepting the vertical axis at b.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/EE

Common Core State Standard: 8.EE.7

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Expressions & Equations

Theme: Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations

Standard Description: Solve linear equations in one variable.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/EE

Common Core State Standard: 8.EE.7.A

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Expressions & Equations

Theme: Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations

Standard Description: Give examples of linear equations in one variable with one solution, infinitely many solutions, or no solutions. Show which of these possibilities is the case by successively transforming the given equation into simpler forms, until an equivalent equation of the form x = a, a = a, or a = b results (where a and b are different numbers).

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/EE

Common Core State Standard: 8.EE.7.B

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Expressions & Equations

Theme: Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations

Standard Description: Solve linear equations with rational number coefficients, including equations whose solutions require expanding expressions using the distributive property and collecting like terms.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/EE

Common Core State Standard: 8.EE.8

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Expressions & Equations

Theme: Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations

Standard Description: Analyze and solve pairs of simultaneous linear equations.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/EE

Common Core State Standard: 8.EE.8.A

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Expressions & Equations

Theme: Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations

Standard Description: Understand that solutions to a system of two linear equations in two variables correspond to points of intersection of their graphs, because points of intersection satisfy both equations simultaneously.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/EE

Common Core State Standard: 8.EE.8.B

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Expressions & Equations

Theme: Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations

Standard Description: Solve systems of two linear equations in two variables algebraically, and estimate solutions by graphing the equations. Solve simple cases by inspection. For example, 3x + 2y = 5 and 3x + 2y = 6 have no solution because 3x + 2y cannot simultaneously be 5 and 6.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/EE

Common Core State Standard: 8.EE.8.C

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Expressions & Equations

Theme: Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations

Standard Description: Solve real-world and mathematical problems leading to two linear equations in two variables. For example, given coordinates for two pairs of points, determine whether the line through the first pair of points intersects the line through the second pair.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/EE

Common Core State Standard: 8.F.1

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Functions

Theme: Define, evaluate, and compare functions

Standard Description: Understand that a function is a rule that assigns to each input exactly one output. The graph of a function is the set of ordered pairs consisting of an input and the corresponding output. (Function notation is not required in Grade 8.)

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/F

Common Core State Standard: 8.F.2

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Functions

Theme: Define, evaluate, and compare functions

Standard Description: Compare properties of two functions each represented in a different way (algebraically, graphically, numerically in tables, or by verbal descriptions). For example, given a linear function represented by a table of values and a linear function represented by an algebraic expression, determine which function has the greater rate of change.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/F

Common Core State Standard: 8.F.3

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Functions

Theme: Define, evaluate, and compare functions

Standard Description: Interpret the equation y = mx + b as defining a linear function, whose graph is a straight line; give examples of functions that are not linear. For example, the function A = s^2 giving the area of a square as a function of its side length is not linear because its graph contains the points (1,1), (2,4) and (3,9), which are not on a straight line.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/F

Common Core State Standard: 8.F.4

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Functions

Theme: Use functions to model relationships between quantities

Standard Description: Construct a function to model a linear relationship between two quantities. Determine the rate of change and initial value of the function from a description of a relationship or from two (x, y) values, including reading these from a table or from a graph. Interpret the rate of change and initial value of a linear function in terms of the situation it models, and in terms of its graph or a table of values.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/F

Common Core State Standard: 8.F.5

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Functions

Theme: Use functions to model relationships between quantities

Standard Description: Describe qualitatively the functional relationship between two quantities by analyzing a graph (e.g., where the function is increasing or decreasing, linear or nonlinear). Sketch a graph that exhibits the qualitative features of a function that has been described verbally.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/F

Common Core State Standard: 8.G.1

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Geometry

Theme: Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software

Standard Description: Verify experimentally the properties of rotations, reflections, and translations.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/G

Common Core State Standard: 8.G.1.A

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Geometry

Theme: Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software

Standard Description: Lines are taken to lines, and line segments to line segments of the same length.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/G

Common Core State Standard: 8.G.1.B

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Geometry

Theme: Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software

Standard Description: Angles are taken to angles of the same measure.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/G

Common Core State Standard: 8.G.1.C

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Geometry

Theme: Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software

Standard Description: Parallel lines are taken to parallel lines.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/G

Common Core State Standard: 8.G.2

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Geometry

Theme: Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software

Standard Description: Understand that a two-dimensional figure is congruent to another if the second can be obtained from the first by a sequence of rotations, reflections, and translations; given two congruent figures, describe a sequence that exhibits the congruence between them.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/G

Common Core State Standard: 8.G.3

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Geometry

Theme: Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software

Standard Description: Describe the effect of dilations, translations, rotations and reflections on two-dimensional figures using coordinates.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/G

Common Core State Standard: 8.G.4

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Geometry

Theme: Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software

Standard Description: Understand that a two-dimensional figure is similar to another if the second can be obtained from the first by a sequence of rotations, reflections, translations, and dilations; given two similar two-dimensional figures, describe a sequence that exhibits the similarity between them.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/G

Common Core State Standard: 8.G.5

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Geometry

Theme: Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software

Standard Description: Use informal arguments to establish facts about the angle sum and exterior angle of triangles, about the angles created when parallel lines are cut by a transversal, and the angle-angle criterion for similarity of triangles. For example, arrange three copies of the same triangle so that the three angles appear to form a line, and give an argument in terms of transversals why this is so.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/G

Common Core State Standard: 8.G.6

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Geometry

Theme: Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem

Standard Description: Explain a proof of the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/G

Common Core State Standard: 8.G.7

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Geometry

Theme: Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem

Standard Description: Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to determine unknown side lengths in right triangles in real-world and mathematical problems in two and three dimensions.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/G

Common Core State Standard: 8.G.8

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Geometry

Theme: Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem

Standard Description: Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find the distance between two points in a coordinate system.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/G

Common Core State Standard: 8.G.9

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Geometry

Theme: Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving volume of cylinders, cones and spheres.

Standard Description: Know the formulas for the volume of cones, cylinders, and spheres and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/G

Common Core State Standard: 8.SP.1

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Statistics & Probability

Theme: Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data

Standard Description: Construct and interpret scatter plots for bivariate measurement data to investigate patterns of association between two quantities. Describe patterns such as clustering, outliers, positive or negative association, linear association, and nonlinear association.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/SP

Common Core State Standard: 8.SP.2

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Statistics & Probability

Theme: Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data

Standard Description: Know that straight lines are widely used to model relationships between two quantitative variables. For scatter plots that suggest a linear association, informally fit a straight line, and informally assess the model fit by judging the closeness of the data points to the line.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/SP

Common Core State Standard: 8.SP.3

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Statistics & Probability

Theme: Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data

Standard Description: Use the equation of a linear model to solve problems in the context of bivariate measurement data, interpreting the slope and intercept. For example, in a linear model for a biology experiment, interpret a slope of 1.5 cm/hr as meaning that an additional hour of sunlight each day is associated with an additional 1.5 cm in mature plant height.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/SP

Common Core State Standard: 8.SP.4

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Statistics & Probability

Theme: Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data

Standard Description: Understand that patterns of association can also be seen in bivariate categorical data by displaying frequencies and relative frequencies in a two-way table. Construct and interpret a two-way table summarizing data on two categorical variables collected from the same subjects. Use relative frequencies calculated for rows or columns to describe possible association between the two variables. For example, collect data from students in your class on whether or not they have a curfew on school nights and whether or not they have assigned chores at home. Is there evidence that those who have a curfew also tend to have chores?

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/SP

Common Core State Standard: 8.SP.A.1

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Statistics & Probability

Theme: Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data

Standard Description: Construct and interpret scatter plots for bivariate measurement data to investigate patterns of association between two quantities. Describe patterns such as clustering, outliers, positive or negative association, linear association, and nonlinear association.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/SP

Common Core State Standard: 8.SP.A.2

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Statistics & Probability

Theme: Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data

Standard Description: Know that straight lines are widely used to model relationships between two quantitative variables. For scatter plots that suggest a linear association, informally fit a straight line, and informally assess the model fit by judging the closeness of the data points to the line.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/SP

Common Core State Standard: 8.SP.A.3

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Statistics & Probability

Theme: Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data

Standard Description: Use the equation of a linear model to solve problems in the context of bivariate measurement data, interpreting the slope and intercept. For example, in a linear model for a biology experiment, interpret a slope of 1.5 cm/hr as meaning that an additional hour of sunlight each day is associated with an additional 1.5 cm in mature plant height.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/SP

Common Core State Standard: 8.SP.A.4

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Statistics & Probability

Theme: Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data

Standard Description: Understand that patterns of association can also be seen in bivariate categorical data by displaying frequencies and relative frequencies in a two-way table. Construct and interpret a two-way table summarizing data on two categorical variables collected from the same subjects. Use relative frequencies calculated for rows or columns to describe possible association between the two variables. For example, collect data from students in your class on whether or not they have a curfew on school nights and whether or not they have assigned chores at home. Is there evidence that those who have a curfew also tend to have chores?

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/SP

Common Core State Standard: 8.NS.A.1

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: The Number System

Theme: Know that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational numbers

Standard Description: Know that numbers that are not rational are called irrational. Understand informally that every number has a decimal expansion; for rational numbers show that the decimal expansion repeats eventually, and convert a decimal expansion which repeats eventually into a rational number.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/NS

Common Core State Standard: 8.NS.A.2

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: The Number System

Theme: Know that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational numbers

Standard Description: Use rational approximations of irrational numbers to compare the size of irrational numbers, locate them approximately on a number line diagram, and estimate the value of expressions (e.g., ?^2). For example, by truncating the decimal expansion of ?2 (square root of 2), show that ?2 is between 1 and 2, then between 1.4 and 1.5, and explain how to continue on to get better approximations.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/NS

Common Core State Standard: 8.G.A.1

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Geometry

Theme: Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software

Standard Description: Verify experimentally the properties of rotations, reflections, and translations.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/G

Common Core State Standard: 8.G.A.1.A

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Geometry

Theme: Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software

Standard Description: Lines are taken to lines, and line segments to line segments of the same length.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/G

Common Core State Standard: 8.G.A.1.B

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Geometry

Theme: Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software

Standard Description: Angles are taken to angles of the same measure.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/G

Common Core State Standard: 8.G.A.1.C

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Geometry

Theme: Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software

Standard Description: Parallel lines are taken to parallel lines.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/G

Common Core State Standard: 8.G.A.2

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Geometry

Theme: Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software

Standard Description: Understand that a two-dimensional figure is congruent to another if the second can be obtained from the first by a sequence of rotations, reflections, and translations; given two congruent figures, describe a sequence that exhibits the congruence between them.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/G

Common Core State Standard: 8.G.A.3

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Geometry

Theme: Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software

Standard Description: Describe the effect of dilations, translations, rotations and reflections on two-dimensional figures using coordinates.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/G

Common Core State Standard: 8.G.A.4

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Geometry

Theme: Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software

Standard Description: Understand that a two-dimensional figure is similar to another if the second can be obtained from the first by a sequence of rotations, reflections, translations, and dilations; given two similar two-dimensional figures, describe a sequence that exhibits the similarity between them.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/G

Common Core State Standard: 8.G.A.5

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Geometry

Theme: Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software

Standard Description: Use informal arguments to establish facts about the angle sum and exterior angle of triangles, about the angles created when parallel lines are cut by a transversal, and the angle-angle criterion for similarity of triangles. For example, arrange three copies of the same triangle so that the three angles appear to form a line, and give an argument in terms of transversals why this is so.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/G

Common Core State Standard: 8.G.B.6

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Geometry

Theme: Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem

Standard Description: Explain a proof of the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/G

Common Core State Standard: 8.G.B.7

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Geometry

Theme: Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem

Standard Description: Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to determine unknown side lengths in right triangles in real-world and mathematical problems in two and three dimensions.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/G

Common Core State Standard: 8.G.B.8

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Geometry

Theme: Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem

Standard Description: Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find the distance between two points in a coordinate system.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/G

Common Core State Standard: 8.G.C.9

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Geometry

Theme: Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving volume of cylinders, cones and spheres.

Standard Description: Know the formulas for the volume of cones, cylinders, and spheres and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/G

Common Core State Standard: 8.F.A.1

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Functions

Theme: Define, evaluate, and compare functions

Standard Description: Understand that a function is a rule that assigns to each input exactly one output. The graph of a function is the set of ordered pairs consisting of an input and the corresponding output. (Function notation is not required in Grade 8.)

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/F

Common Core State Standard: 8.F.A.2

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Functions

Theme: Define, evaluate, and compare functions

Standard Description: Compare properties of two functions each represented in a different way (algebraically, graphically, numerically in tables, or by verbal descriptions). For example, given a linear function represented by a table of values and a linear function represented by an algebraic expression, determine which function has the greater rate of change.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/F

Common Core State Standard: 8.F.A.3

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Functions

Theme: Define, evaluate, and compare functions

Standard Description: Interpret the equation y = mx + b as defining a linear function, whose graph is a straight line; give examples of functions that are not linear. For example, the function A = s^2 giving the area of a square as a function of its side length is not linear because its graph contains the points (1,1), (2,4) and (3,9), which are not on a straight line.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/F

Common Core State Standard: 8.F.B.4

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Functions

Theme: Use functions to model relationships between quantities

Standard Description: Construct a function to model a linear relationship between two quantities. Determine the rate of change and initial value of the function from a description of a relationship or from two (x, y) values, including reading these from a table or from a graph. Interpret the rate of change and initial value of a linear function in terms of the situation it models, and in terms of its graph or a table of values.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/F

Common Core State Standard: 8.F.B.5

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Functions

Theme: Use functions to model relationships between quantities

Standard Description: Describe qualitatively the functional relationship between two quantities by analyzing a graph (e.g., where the function is increasing or decreasing, linear or nonlinear). Sketch a graph that exhibits the qualitative features of a function that has been described verbally.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/F

Common Core State Standard: 8.EE.A.1

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Expressions & Equations

Theme: Work with radicals and integer exponents

Standard Description: Know and apply the properties of integer exponents to generate equivalent numerical expressions. For example, 3^2 × 3^(–5) = 3^(–3) = 1/(3^3) = 1/27.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/EE

Common Core State Standard: 8.EE.A.2

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Expressions & Equations

Theme: Work with radicals and integer exponents

Standard Description: Use square root and cube root symbols to represent solutions to equations of the form x^2 = p and x^3 = p, where p is a positive rational number. Evaluate square roots of small perfect squares and cube roots of small perfect cubes. Know that ?2 is irrational.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/EE

Common Core State Standard: 8.EE.A.3

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Expressions & Equations

Theme: Work with radicals and integer exponents

Standard Description: Use numbers expressed in the form of a single digit times an integer power of 10 to estimate very large or very small quantities, and to express how many times as much one is than the other. For example, estimate the population of the United States as 3 × 10^8 and the population of the world as 7 × 10^9, and determine that the world population is more than 20 times larger.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/EE

Common Core State Standard: 8.EE.A.4

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Expressions & Equations

Theme: Work with radicals and integer exponents

Standard Description: Perform operations with numbers expressed in scientific notation, including problems where both decimal and scientific notation are used. Use scientific notation and choose units of appropriate size for measurements of very large or very small quantities (e.g., use millimeters per year for seafloor spreading). Interpret scientific notation that has been generated by technology.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/EE

Common Core State Standard: 8.EE.B.5

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Expressions & Equations

Theme: Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations

Standard Description: Graph proportional relationships, interpreting the unit rate as the slope of the graph. Compare two different proportional relationships represented in different ways. For example, compare a distance-time graph to a distance-time equation to determine which of two moving objects has greater speed.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/EE

Common Core State Standard: 8.EE.B.6

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Expressions & Equations

Theme: Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations

Standard Description: Use similar triangles to explain why the slope m is the same between any two distinct points on a non-vertical line in the coordinate plane; derive the equation y =mx for a line through the origin and the equation y = mx + b for a line intercepting the vertical axis at b.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/EE

Common Core State Standard: 8.EE.C.7

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Expressions & Equations

Theme: Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations

Standard Description: Solve linear equations in one variable.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/EE

Common Core State Standard: 8.EE.C.7.A

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Expressions & Equations

Theme: Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations

Standard Description: Give examples of linear equations in one variable with one solution, infinitely many solutions, or no solutions. Show which of these possibilities is the case by successively transforming the given equation into simpler forms, until an equivalent equation of the form x = a, a = a, or a = b results (where a and b are different numbers).

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/EE

Common Core State Standard: 8.EE.C.7.B

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Expressions & Equations

Theme: Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations

Standard Description: Solve linear equations with rational number coefficients, including equations whose solutions require expanding expressions using the distributive property and collecting like terms.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/EE

Common Core State Standard: 8.EE.C.8

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Expressions & Equations

Theme: Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations

Standard Description: Analyze and solve pairs of simultaneous linear equations.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/EE

Common Core State Standard: 8.EE.C.8.A

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Expressions & Equations

Theme: Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations

Standard Description: Understand that solutions to a system of two linear equations in two variables correspond to points of intersection of their graphs, because points of intersection satisfy both equations simultaneously.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/EE

Common Core State Standard: 8.EE.C.8.B

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Expressions & Equations

Theme: Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations

Standard Description: Solve systems of two linear equations in two variables algebraically, and estimate solutions by graphing the equations. Solve simple cases by inspection. For example, 3x + 2y = 5 and 3x + 2y = 6 have no solution because 3x + 2y cannot simultaneously be 5 and 6.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/EE

Common Core State Standard: 8.EE.C.8.C

Grade: 8

Subject: MATH

Domain: Expressions & Equations

Theme: Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations

Standard Description: Solve real-world and mathematical problems leading to two linear equations in two variables. For example, given coordinates for two pairs of points, determine whether the line through the first pair of points intersects the line through the second pair.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/EE

English Language Arts

Common Core State Standard: RL.8.1

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Literature

Theme: Key Ideas and Details

Standard Description: Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/8

Common Core State Standard: RL.8.2

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Literature

Theme: Key Ideas and Details

Standard Description: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/8

Common Core State Standard: RL.8.3

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Literature

Theme: Key Ideas and Details

Standard Description: Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/8

Common Core State Standard: RL.8.4

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Literature

Theme: Craft and Structure

Standard Description: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/8

Common Core State Standard: RL.8.5

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Literature

Theme: Craft and Structure

Standard Description: Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/8

Common Core State Standard: RL.8.6

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Literature

Theme: Craft and Structure

Standard Description: Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/8

Common Core State Standard: RL.8.7

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Literature

Theme: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

Standard Description: Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/8

Common Core State Standard: RL.8.9

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Literature

Theme: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

Standard Description: Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/8

Common Core State Standard: RL.8.10

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Literature

Theme: Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

Standard Description: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/8

Common Core State Standard: RI.8.1

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Informational Text

Theme: Key Ideas and Details

Standard Description: Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/8

Common Core State Standard: RI.8.2

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Informational Text

Theme: Key Ideas and Details

Standard Description: Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/8

Common Core State Standard: RI.8.3

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Informational Text

Theme: Key Ideas and Details

Standard Description: Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories).

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/8

Common Core State Standard: RI.8.4

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Informational Text

Theme: Craft and Structure

Standard Description: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/8

Common Core State Standard: RI.8.5

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Informational Text

Theme: Craft and Structure

Standard Description: Analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text, including the role of particular sentences in developing and refining a key concept.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/8

Common Core State Standard: RI.8.6

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Informational Text

Theme: Craft and Structure

Standard Description: Determine an author

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/8

Common Core State Standard: RI.8.7

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Informational Text

Theme: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

Standard Description: Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/8

Common Core State Standard: RI.8.8

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Informational Text

Theme: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

Standard Description: Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/8

Common Core State Standard: RI.8.9

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Informational Text

Theme: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

Standard Description: Analyze a case in which two or more texts provide conflicting information on the same topic and identify where the texts disagree on matters of fact or interpretation.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/8

Common Core State Standard: RI.8.10

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Informational Text

Theme: Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

Standard Description: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 6

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.1

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.1.A

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Introduce claim(s), acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.1.B

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.1.C

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.1.D

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Establish and maintain a formal style.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.1.E

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.2

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.2.A

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.2.B

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.2.C

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.2.D

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.2.E

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Establish and maintain a formal style.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.2.F

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.3

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.3.A

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and point of view and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.3.B

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, and reflection, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.3.C

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence, signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another, and show the relationships among experiences and events.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.3.D

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.3.E

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on the narrated experiences or events.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.4

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Production and Distribution of Writing

Standard Description: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.5

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Production and Distribution of Writing

Standard Description: With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.6

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Production and Distribution of Writing

Standard Description: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.7

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Standard Description: Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.8

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Standard Description: Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.9

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Standard Description: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.9.A

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Standard Description: Apply grade 8 Reading standards to literature (e.g.,

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.9.B

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Standard Description: Apply grade 8 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g.,

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.10

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Range of Writing

Standard Description: Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.1

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Conventions of Standard English

Standard Description: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.1.A

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Conventions of Standard English

Standard Description: Explain the function of verbals (gerunds, participles, infinitives) in general and their function in particular sentences.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.1.B

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Conventions of Standard English

Standard Description: Form and use verbs in the active and passive voice.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.1.C

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Conventions of Standard English

Standard Description: Form and use verbs in the indicative, imperative, interrogative, conditional, and subjunctive mood.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.1.D

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Conventions of Standard English

Standard Description: Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb voice and mood.*

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.2

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Conventions of Standard English

Standard Description: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.2.A

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Conventions of Standard English

Standard Description: Use punctuation (comma, ellipsis, dash) to indicate a pause or break.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.2.B

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Conventions of Standard English

Standard Description: Use an ellipsis to indicate an omission.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.2.C

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Conventions of Standard English

Standard Description: Spell correctly.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.3

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Knowledge of Language

Standard Description: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.3.A

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Knowledge of Language

Standard Description: Use verbs in the active and passive voice and in the conditional and subjunctive mood to achieve particular effects (e.g., emphasizing the actor or the action; expressing uncertainty or describing a state contrary to fact).

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.4

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Standard Description: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words or phrases based on grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.4.A

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Standard Description: Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.4.B

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Standard Description: Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., precede, recede, secede).

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.4.C

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Standard Description: Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.4.D

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Standard Description: Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.5

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Standard Description: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.5.A

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Standard Description: Interpret figures of speech (e.g. verbal irony, puns) in context.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.5.B

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Standard Description: Use the relationship between particular words to better understand each of the words.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.5.C

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Standard Description: Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., bullheaded, willful, firm, persistent, resolute).

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.6

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Standard Description: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: RL.8.1

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Literature

Theme: Key Ideas and Details

Standard Description: Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/8

Common Core State Standard: RL.8.2

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Literature

Theme: Key Ideas and Details

Standard Description: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/8

Common Core State Standard: RL.8.3

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Literature

Theme: Key Ideas and Details

Standard Description: Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/8

Common Core State Standard: RL.8.4

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Literature

Theme: Craft and Structure

Standard Description: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/8

Common Core State Standard: RL.8.5

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Literature

Theme: Craft and Structure

Standard Description: Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/8

Common Core State Standard: RL.8.6

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Literature

Theme: Craft and Structure

Standard Description: Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/8

Common Core State Standard: RL.8.7

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Literature

Theme: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

Standard Description: Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/8

Common Core State Standard: RL.8.9

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Literature

Theme: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

Standard Description: Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/8

Common Core State Standard: RL.8.10

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Literature

Theme: Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

Standard Description: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/8

Common Core State Standard: RI.8.1

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Informational Text

Theme: Key Ideas and Details

Standard Description: Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/8

Common Core State Standard: RI.8.2

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Informational Text

Theme: Key Ideas and Details

Standard Description: Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/8

Common Core State Standard: RI.8.3

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Informational Text

Theme: Key Ideas and Details

Standard Description: Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories).

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/8

Common Core State Standard: RI.8.4

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Informational Text

Theme: Craft and Structure

Standard Description: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/8

Common Core State Standard: RI.8.5

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Informational Text

Theme: Craft and Structure

Standard Description: Analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text, including the role of particular sentences in developing and refining a key concept.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/8

Common Core State Standard: RI.8.6

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Informational Text

Theme: Craft and Structure

Standard Description: Determine an author"s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author acknowledges and responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/8

Common Core State Standard: RI.8.7

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Informational Text

Theme: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

Standard Description: Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/8

Common Core State Standard: RI.8.8

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Informational Text

Theme: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

Standard Description: Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/8

Common Core State Standard: RI.8.9

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Informational Text

Theme: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

Standard Description: Analyze a case in which two or more texts provide conflicting information on the same topic and identify where the texts disagree on matters of fact or interpretation.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/8

Common Core State Standard: RI.8.10

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Reading: Informational Text

Theme: Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

Standard Description: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.1

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.1.A

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Introduce claim(s), acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.1.B

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.1.C

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.1.D

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Establish and maintain a formal style.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.1.E

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.2

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.2.A

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.2.B

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.2.C

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.2.D

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.2.E

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Establish and maintain a formal style.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.2.F

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.3

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.3.A

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and point of view and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.3.B

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, and reflection, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.3.C

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence, signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another, and show the relationships among experiences and events.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.3.D

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.3.E

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Text Types and Purposes

Standard Description: Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on the narrated experiences or events.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.4

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Production and Distribution of Writing

Standard Description: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.5

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Production and Distribution of Writing

Standard Description: With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1–3 up to and including grade 8 on page 53.)

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.6

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Production and Distribution of Writing

Standard Description: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.7

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Standard Description: Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.8

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Standard Description: Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.9

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Standard Description: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.9.A

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Standard Description: Apply grade 8 Reading standards to literature (e.g., "Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new").

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.9.B

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Standard Description: Apply grade 8 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g., "Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced").

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: W.8.10

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Writing

Theme: Range of Writing

Standard Description: Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.1

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Conventions of Standard English

Standard Description: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.1.A

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Conventions of Standard English

Standard Description: Explain the function of verbals (gerunds, participles, infinitives) in general and their function in particular sentences.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.1.B

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Conventions of Standard English

Standard Description: Form and use verbs in the active and passive voice.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.1.C

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Conventions of Standard English

Standard Description: Form and use verbs in the indicative, imperative, interrogative, conditional, and subjunctive mood.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.1.D

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Conventions of Standard English

Standard Description: Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb voice and mood.*

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.2

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Conventions of Standard English

Standard Description: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.2.A

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Conventions of Standard English

Standard Description: Use punctuation (comma, ellipsis, dash) to indicate a pause or break.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.2.B

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Conventions of Standard English

Standard Description: Use an ellipsis to indicate an omission.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.2.C

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Conventions of Standard English

Standard Description: Spell correctly.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.3

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Knowledge of Language

Standard Description: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.3.A

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Knowledge of Language

Standard Description: Use verbs in the active and passive voice and in the conditional and subjunctive mood to achieve particular effects (e.g., emphasizing the actor or the action; expressing uncertainty or describing a state contrary to fact).

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.4

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Standard Description: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words or phrases based on grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.4.A

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Standard Description: Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word"s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.4.B

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Standard Description: Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., precede, recede, secede).

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.4.C

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Standard Description: Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.4.D

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Standard Description: Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.5

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Standard Description: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.5.A

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Standard Description: Interpret figures of speech (e.g. verbal irony, puns) in context.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.5.B

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Standard Description: Use the relationship between particular words to better understand each of the words.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.5.C

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Standard Description: Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., bullheaded, willful, firm, persistent, resolute).

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

Common Core State Standard: L.8.6

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Language

Theme: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Standard Description: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

Reference URL: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8

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