LA.8.RW.1.1: English-Language Arts
Analyze idioms, analogies, metaphors, and similes to infer the literal and figurative meanings of phrases.
LA.8.RW.1.2: English-Language Arts
Understand the most important points in the history of English language and use common word origins to determine the historical influences on English word meanings.
LA.8.RW.1.3: English-Language Arts
Use word meanings within the appropriate context and show ability to verify those meanings by definition, restatement, example, comparison, or contrast.
LA.8.RC.2.1: English-Language Arts
Compare and contrast the features and elements of consumer materials to gain meaning from documents (e.g., warranties, contracts, product information, instruction manuals).
LA.8.RC.2.2: English-Language Arts
Analyze text that uses proposition and support patterns.
LA.8.RC.2.3: English-Language Arts
Find similarities and differences between texts in the treatment, scope, or organization of ideas.
LA.8.RC.2.4: English-Language Arts
Compare the original text to a summary to determine whether the summary accurately captures the main ideas, includes critical details, and conveys the underlying meaning.
LA.8.RC.2.5: English-Language Arts
Understand and explain the use of a complex mechanical device by following technical directions.
LA.8.RC.2.6: English-Language Arts
Use information from a variety of consumer, workplace, and public documents to explain a situation or decision and to solve a problem.
LA.8.RC.2.7: English-Language Arts
Evaluate the unity, coherence, logic, internal consistency, and structural patterns of text.
LA.8.RL.3.1: English-Language Arts
Determine and articulate the relationship between the purposes and characteristics of different forms of poetry (e.g., ballad, lyric, couplet, epic, elegy, ode, sonnet).
LA.8.RL.3.2: English-Language Arts
Evaluate the structural elements of the plot (e.g., subplots, parallel episodes, climax), the plot's development, and the way in which conflicts are (or are not) addressed and resolved.
LA.8.RL.3.3: English-Language Arts
Compare and contrast motivations and reactions of literary characters from different historical eras confronting similar situations or conflicts.
LA.8.RL.3.4: English-Language Arts
Analyze the relevance of the setting (e.g., place, time, customs) to the mood, tone, and meaning of the text.
LA.8.RL.3.5: English-Language Arts
Identify and analyze recurring themes (e.g., good versus evil) across traditional and contemporary works.
LA.8.RL.3.6: English-Language Arts
Identify significant literary devices (e.g., metaphor, symbolism, dialect, irony) that define a writer's style and use those elements to interpret the work.
LA.8.RL.3.7: English-Language Arts
Analyze a work of literature, showing how it reflects the heritage, traditions, attitudes, and beliefs of its author. (Biographical approach)
LA.8.WS.1.1: English-Language Arts
Create compositions that establish a controlling impression, have a coherent thesis, and end with a clear and well-supported conclusion.
LA.8.WS.1.2: English-Language Arts
Establish coherence within and among paragraphs through effective transitions, parallel structures, and similar writing techniques.
LA.8.WS.1.3: English-Language Arts
Support theses or conclusions with analogies, paraphrases, quotations, opinions from authorities, comparisons, and similar devices.
LA.8.WS.1.4: English-Language Arts
Plan and conduct multiple-step information searches by using computer networks and modems.
LA.8.WS.1.5: English-Language Arts
Achieve an effective balance between researched information and original ideas.
LA.8.WS.1.6: English-Language Arts
Revise writing for word choice; appropriate organization; consistent point of view; and transitions between paragraphs, passages, and ideas.