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Skills available for Missouri eighth-grade language arts standards

IXL's eighth-grade skills will be aligned to the Missouri Learning Standards soon! Until then, you can view a complete list of eighth-grade standards below.

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RI Reading Informational Text

  • RI.1 Comprehend and Interpret Texts (Approaching Texts as a Reader)

    • RI.1.A Evidence/Inference

      • RI.1.A.1 Draw conclusions, infer and analyze by citing the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

    • RI.1.B Word Meanings

      • RI.1.B.1 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative, connotative, and content-specific meanings using context, affixes, or reference materials.

    • RI.1.C Text Features

      • RI.1.C.1 Interpret visual elements of a text including those from different media and draw conclusions from them (when applicable).

    • RI.1.D Summarize/Claim

      • RI.1.D.1 Explain the central/main idea(s) of a text and analyze its development over the course of a text; provide an objective summary of the text.

  • RI.2 Analyze Craft and Structure (Approaching Texts as a Writer)

    • RI.2.A Structure

      • RI.2.A.1 Analyze how an author's choice concerning a text's organization or overall structure contributes to meaning.

    • RI.2.B Point of View

      • RI.2.B.1 Analyze how the author acknowledges and responds to conflicting evidence or points of view in a text.

    • RI.2.C Craft and Meaning

      • RI.2.C.1 Analyze how word choice and sentence structure contribute to meaning and tone.

    • RI.2.D Argument/Evidence

      • RI.2.D.1 Evaluate an author's argument, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.

  • RI.3 Synthesize Ideas from Multiple Texts (Approaching Texts as a Researcher)

    • RI.3.A Texts/Forms

      • RI.3.A.1 Compare and contrast information presented in different mediums and analyze how the techniques unique to each medium contribute to meaning.

    • RI.3.B Relationships/ Texts

      • RI.3.B.1 Analyze two or more texts that provide conflicting information on the same topic and identify where the texts disagree on matter of fact or interpretation.

    • RI.3.C Historical Context

      • RI.3.C.1 Explain how the central ideas of text reflect historical and/or cultural contexts.

    • RI.3.D Comprehension

      • RI.3.D.1 Read and comprehend informational text independently and proficiently