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1 Eighth Grade Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details 1. Why do readers read? 2. How do readers construct meaning? Essential objective, summary, interact, cite, textual evidence, explicit, inferences, analyze, character, setting, plot, interact, dialogue, categories, analogies, plot(exposition, rising and falling action, climax and resolution, internal and external conflict), direct and indirect characterization College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard 1 for Reading: Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text. RL.8.1 Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. identify and cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analyses and inferences. objective summary interact cite textual evidence explicit inferences analyze that inferences and analyses require textual support. that some textual evidence may be stronger than other textual evidence. cite textual evidence that best supports analyses and inferences drawn from text.

2 College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard 2 for Reading: Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas. RL.8.2: 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. identify a theme and explain how it is developed over the course of the text. give an objective summary of the text. character setting plot that theme is developed over the course of a text, taking into account character, setting, plot. that a summary must be objective. identify and analyze a theme and explain how it is developed over the course of the text. provide an objective summary of the text. College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard 3 for Reading: Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text. RL.8.3: Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, cultures, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories). analyze how and why characters, events, ideas, and setting develop and interact over the course of a text. interact dialogue categories analogies plot(exposition, rising and falling action, climax and resolution, internal and external conflict) direct and indirect characterization that dialogue and incidents propel the action, reveal aspects of character, and provoke decisions. make connections and distinctions in story elements. analyze how dialogue and incidents propel action, reveal aspects of a character, and provoke decisions.

3 Eighth Grade Reading Standards for Literature Text: Craft and Structure How does word choice impact the overall meaning of the text? How does the author s use of structure affect the meaning of the text? How does the author s point of view and purpose shape and direct the text? Essential analogy, allusion, sound devices, alliteration, rhyme, assonance, consonance, onomatopoeia, prose, compare, contrast, dramatic irony, suspense College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard 4 for Reading: Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone. RL.8.4: 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. distinguish the author s intended meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text. evaluate the effects of sound devices in literature. analogy allusion sound devices alliteration rhyme assonance consonance onomatopoeia prose that words and phrases can have multiple meanings, including figurative and connotative. that word choice impacts meaning and tone. analyze the impact of word choice on meaning and tone. provide analogies or allusions to other texts in an analysis.

4 College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard 5 for Reading: Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g. a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole. RL.8.5: 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. analyze the poem or drama s structure. explain how the structure of the text contributes to the meaning. compare contrast that text structures contribute to meaning and style. compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts. analyze how the differing text structures contribute to meaning and style of each text. College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard 6 for Reading: Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text. RL.8.6: 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. identify the devices an author uses to develop characters and their points of view. compare and contrast the points of view of different characters and narrators in a text. dramatic irony suspense that differences exist between the points of view of characters and audience/readers, and these differences can be used to create suspense or humor. analyze how differences in points of view of characters and the audience or reader create suspense or humor.

5 Eighth Grade Reading Standards for Literature: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas How does analyzing diverse media help us to build our own knowledge? How does the use of evidence impact the author s claim? How does analyzing more than one text help us to interpret the author s intent and build our knowledge? Essential production, script, director, actor, drama, theme, pattern of events, character types, myths, traditional stories, religious works College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard 7 for Reading: Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words. RL.8.7: 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. compare and contrast different mediums to show how each medium influences the subject. production script director actors drama that filmed or live productions may differ from the text or script and that these choices are made by directors or actors. analyze the extent to which a specific medium departs from text and evaluate the choices made by the director or actors.

6 College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard 8 for Reading: Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence. RL.8.8 (Not applicable to literature) College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard 9 for Reading: Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the author takes. (IEFA)RL.8.9: 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. Include texts by and about American Indians. compare and contrast historical accounts within the same time periods. use time, place, or characters to explain how authors use or alter history including accounts by and about American Indians. theme patterns of events character types myths traditional stories religious works that modern works of fiction often draw from preexisting works, familiar patterns, character types, and themes. analyze how modern works draw from preexisting works, familiar patterns, character types, and themes, including texts by and about American Indians. describe how material has been changed (rendered new).

7 Eighth Grade Reading Standards for Literature: Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity How does reading add meaning to your life? How do readers adapt when text becomes more complex? Essential College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard 10 for Reading: Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently. RL.8.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 6 8 text complexity band independently and proficiently. read self-selected and assigned literary text independently and proficiently at the high end of grades 6-8 band with scaffolding as needed at the high end range. establish and or maintain a reading habit. read a wide variety of texts for a variety of purposes including pleasure. that in order to read at their grade level, they must practice reading independently. that as text complexity increases, a variety of strategies may be used to increase comprehension. read self-selected and assigned literary text independently and proficiently at the high end of grades 6-8 band. establish and or maintain a reading habit. read a wide variety of texts for a variety of purposes including pleasure.

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