8.R.WS.08.02 use structural, syntactic, and semantic analysis to recognize unfamiliar words in context including idioms, analogies, metaphors, and similes to infer the history of the English language, and common word origins.
8.R.WS.08.06 fluently read beginning grade-level text and increasingly demanding texts as the year proceeds.
8.R.WS.08.07 in context, determine the meaning of words and phrases including content area vocabulary and literary terms using strategies including activating prior knowledge, using text features/structures, and authentic content-related resources.
8.R.NT.08.01 investigate various examples of distortion and stereotypes such as those associated with gender, race, culture, age, class, religion, and other individual differences through classic, multicultural, and contemporary literature recognized for quality and literary merit.
8.R.NT.08.02 analyze the structure, elements, style, and purpose of narrative genre including historical fiction, science fiction, and realistic fiction.
8.R.NT.08.03 analyze the role of rising and falling actions, minor characters in relation to conflict, and credibility of the narrator.
8.R.NT.08.04 analyze author's craft including symbolism, imagery, and consistency to develop credible narrators, rising and falling actions, and minor characters.
8.R.IT Informational Text
8.R.IT.08.01 analyze the structure, elements, features, style, and purpose of informational genre including comparative essays, newspaper writings, technical writings, and persuasive essays.
8.R.IT.08.02 analyze organizational patterns including chronological sequence, compare/contrast, and cause/effect.
8.R.IT.08.03 explain how authors use text features including graphics, author's pages, prefaces, and marginal notes, to enhance the understanding of central, key, and supporting ideas.
8.R.CM.08.01 connect personal knowledge, experiences, and understanding of the world to themes and perspectives in text through oral and written responses.
8.R.CM.08.02 retell through concise summarization grade-level narrative and informational text.
8.R.CM.08.03 analyze global themes, universal truths, and principles within and across texts to create a deeper understanding by drawing conclusions, making inferences, and synthesizing.
8.R.CM.08.04 apply significant knowledge from grade-level science, social studies, and mathematics texts.
8.R.MT.08.01 self-monitor comprehension when reading or listening to text by automatically applying and discussing the strategies used by mature readers to increase comprehension including: predicting, constructing mental images, visually representing ideas in text, questioning, rereading or listening again if uncertain about meaning, inferring, summarizing, and engaging in interpretive discussions.
8.R.MT.08.02 plan, monitor, regulate, and evaluate skills, strategies, and processes for their own reading comprehension by applying appropriate metacognitive skills.
8.R.CS Critical Standards
8.R.CS.08.01 evaluate the appropriateness of shared, individual and expert standards based on purpose, context, and audience in order to assess their own writing and the writing of others.
8.R.AT Reading Attitude
8.R.AT.08.01 be enthusiastic about reading and do substantial reading and writing on their own.