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Grade Common Core State Standards for: 8 Lanaguage Arts Literacy

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 68 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 68 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 13 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 13 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

Common Core State Standard: SL.8.1

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Speaking & Listening

Theme: Comprehension and Collaboration

Standard Description: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

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

Common Core State Standard: SL.8.1.A

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Speaking & Listening

Theme: Comprehension and Collaboration

Standard Description: Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.

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

Common Core State Standard: SL.8.1.B

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Speaking & Listening

Theme: Comprehension and Collaboration

Standard Description: Follow rules for collegial discussions, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.

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

Common Core State Standard: SL.8.1.C

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Speaking & Listening

Theme: Comprehension and Collaboration

Standard Description: Pose questions that connect the ideas of several speakers and respond to others' questions and comments with relevant evidence, observations, and ideas.

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

Common Core State Standard: SL.8.1.D

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Speaking & Listening

Theme: Comprehension and Collaboration

Standard Description: Acknowledge new information expressed by others, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views in light of the evidence presented.

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

Common Core State Standard: SL.8.2

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Speaking & Listening

Theme: Comprehension and Collaboration

Standard Description: Analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and evaluate the motives (e.g., social, commercial, political) behind its presentation.

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

Common Core State Standard: SL.8.3

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Speaking & Listening

Theme: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

Standard Description: Delineate a speaker's argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and relevance and sufficiency of the evidence and identifying when irrelevant evidence is introduced.

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

Common Core State Standard: SL.8.4

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Speaking & Listening

Theme: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

Standard Description: Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

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

Common Core State Standard: SL.8.5

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Speaking & Listening

Theme: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

Standard Description: Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.

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

Common Core State Standard: SL.8.6

Grade: 8

Subject: ELA

Domain: Speaking & Listening

Theme:

Standard Description: Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. (See grade 8 Language standards 1 and 3 here for specific expectations.)

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

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