8th Grade Reading For Informational Text

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8th Grade Reading Standards for Informational Text

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Key Ideas and Details

RI.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.

Basil Heatter - “The Long Night of the Little Boats”

Basil Heatter – “The Long Night of the Little Boats”

Lesson Plan Farewell to Manzanar and Unbroken

Lesson Plan Farewell to Manzanar and Unbroken

RI.8.2 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.
Basil Heatter - “The Long Night of the Little Boats”

Basil Heatter – “The Long Night of the Little Boats”

Lesson Plan Farewell to Manzanar and Unbroken

Lesson Plan Farewell to Manzanar and Unbroken

RI.8.3 Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories).
Lesson Plan Farewell to Manzanar and Unbroken

Lesson Plan Farewell to Manzanar and Unbroken

Craft and Structure

RI.8.4 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.
Basil Heatter - “The Long Night of the Little Boats”

Basil Heatter – “The Long Night of the Little Boats”

RI.8.5 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. tools-icon
a. Analyze the use of text features (e.g., graphics, headers, captions) in consumer materials. CA tools-icon
RI.8.6 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.
Basil Heatter - “The Long Night of the Little Boats”

Basil Heatter – “The Long Night of the Little Boats”

Lesson Plan Farewell to Manzanar and Unbroken

Lesson Plan Farewell to Manzanar and Unbroken

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

RI.8.7 Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea.
Lesson Plan Farewell to Manzanar and Unbroken

Lesson Plan Farewell to Manzanar and Unbroken

RI.8.8 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. tools-icon
RI.8.9 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. tools-icon

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

RI.8.10 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. tools-icon
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