LA.6-8.1.A.3a: English Language Arts
Apply knowledge of word origins and derivations to comprehend words used in specific content areas (e.g., scientific, political, literary, mathematical).
LA.6-8.1.A.3b: English Language Arts
Analyze the meaning of words and phrases in their context.
LA.6-8.1.B.3a: English Language Arts
Preview reading materials, make predictions and relate reading to information from other sources.
LA.6-8.1.B.3b: English Language Arts
Identify text structure and create a visual representation (e.g., graphic organizer, outline, drawing) to use while reading.
LA.6-8.1.B.3c: English Language Arts
Continuously check and clarify for understanding (e.g., in addition to previous skills, draw comparisons to other readings).
LA.6-8.1.B.3d: English Language Arts
Read age-appropriate material with fluency and accuracy.
LA.6-8.1.C.3a: English Language Arts
Use information to form, explain and support questions and predictions.
LA.6-8.1.C.3b: English Language Arts
Interpret and analyze entire narrative text using story elements, point of view and theme.
LA.6-8.1.C.3c: English Language Arts
Compare, contrast and evaluate ideas and information from various sources and genres.
LA.6-8.1.C.3d: English Language Arts
Summarize and make generalizations from content and relate them to the purpose of the material.
LA.6-8.1.C.3e: English Language Arts
Compare how authors and illustrators use text and art across materials to express their ideas (e.g., foreshadowing, flashbacks, color, strong verbs, language that inspires).
LA.6-8.1.C.3f: English Language Arts
Interpret tables that display textual information and data in visual formats.
LA.6-8.2.A.3a: English Language Arts
Identify and analyze a variety of literary techniques (e.g., figurative language, allusion, dialogue, description, word choice, dialect) within classical and contemporary works representing a variety of genres.
LA.6-8.2.A.3b: English Language Arts
Describe how the development of theme, character, plot and setting contribute to the overall impact of a piece of literature.
LA.6-8.2.A.3c: English Language Arts
Identify characteristics and authors of various literary forms (e.g., short stories, novels, drama, fables, biographies, documentaries, poetry, science fiction).
LA.6-8.2.A.3d: English Language Arts
Identify ways that an author uses language structure, word choice and style to convey the author's viewpoint.
LA.6-8.2.B.3a: English Language Arts
Respond to literary material from personal, creative and critical points of view.
LA.6-8.2.B.3b: English Language Arts
Compare and contrast common literary themes across various societies and eras.
LA.6-8.2.B.3c: English Language Arts
Analyze how characters in literature deal with conflict, solve problems and relate to real-life situations.
LA.6-8.3.A.3: English Language Arts
Write compositions that contain complete sentences and effective paragraphs using English conventions.
LA.6-8.3.B.3a: English Language Arts
Produce documents that convey a clear understanding and interpretation of ideas and information and display focus, organization, elaboration and coherence.
LA.6-8.3.B.3b: English Language Arts
Edit and revise for word choice, organization, consistent point of view and transitions among paragraphs using contemporary technology and formats suitable for submission and/or publication.
LA.6-8.3.C.3a: English Language Arts
Compose narrative, informative, and persuasive writings (e.g., in addition to previous writings, literature reviews, instructions, news articles, correspondence) for a specified audience.
LA.6-8.3.C.3b: English Language Arts
Using available technology, produce compositions and multimedia works for specified audiences.
LA.6-8.4.A.3a: English Language Arts
Demonstrate ways (e.g., ask probing questions, provide feedback to a speaker, summarize and paraphrase complex spoken messages) that listening attentively can improve comprehension.
LA.6-8.4.A.3b: English Language Arts
Compare a speaker's verbal and nonverbal messages.
LA.6-8.4.A.3c: English Language Arts
Restate and carry out multistep oral instructions.
LA.6-8.4.A.3d: English Language Arts
Demonstrate the ability to identify and manage barriers to listening (e.g., noise, speaker credibility, environmental distractions).
LA.6-8.4.B.3a: English Language Arts
Deliver planned oral presentations, using language and vocabulary appropriate to the purpose, message and audience; provide details and supporting information that clarify main ideas; and use visual aids and contemporary technology as support.
LA.6-8.4.B.3b: English Language Arts
Design and produce reports and multi-media compositions that represent group projects.
LA.6-8.4.B.3c: English Language Arts
Develop strategies to manage or overcome communication anxiety and apprehension (e.g., sentence outlining, note cards).
LA.6-8.4.B.3d: English Language Arts
Use verbal and nonverbal communication strategies to maintain communications and to resolve conflict.
LA.6-8.5.A.3a: English Language Arts
Identify appropriate resources to solve problems or answer questions through research.
LA.6-8.5.A.3b: English Language Arts
Design a project related to contemporary issues (e.g., real-world math, career development, community service) using multiple sources.
LA.6-8.5.B.3a: English Language Arts
Choose and analyze information sources for individual, academic and functional purposes.
LA.6-8.5.B.3b: English Language Arts
Identify, evaluate and cite primary sources.
LA.6-8.5.C.3a: English Language Arts
Plan, compose, edit and revise documents that synthesize new meaning gleaned from multiple sources.
LA.6-8.5.C.3b: English Language Arts
Prepare and orally present original work (e.g., poems, monologues, reports, plays, stories) supported by research.
LA.6-8.5.C.3c: English Language Arts
Take notes, conduct interviews, organize and report information in oral, visual and electronic formats.
LA.7.2.1: English Language Arts
Establish and adjust purposes for reading, including to find out, to understand, to interpret, to enjoy and to solve problems.
LA.7.2.2: English Language Arts
Predict or hypothesize as appropriate from information in the text, substantiating with specific references to textual examples that may be in widely separated sections of text.
LA.7.2.3: English Language Arts
Make critical comparisons across text, noting author's style as well as literal and implied content of text.
LA.7.2.4: English Language Arts
Summarize the information in texts, using key ideas, supporting details and referencing gaps or contradictions.
LA.7.2.5: English Language Arts
Select, create and use graphic organizers to interpret textual information.
LA.7.2.6: English Language Arts
Answer literal, inferential, evaluative and synthesizing questions to demonstrate comprehension of grade-appropriate print texts and electronic and visual media.
LA.7.2.7: English Language Arts
Monitor own comprehension by adjusting speed to fit the purpose, or by skimming, scanning, reading on, looking back, note taking or summarizing what has been read so far in text.
LA.7.2.8: English Language Arts
Use criteria to choose independent reading materials (e.g., personal interest, knowledge of authors and genres or recommendations from others).
LA.7.2.9: English Language Arts
Independently read books for various purposes (e.g., for enjoyment, for literary experience, to gain information or to perform a task).