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8.1 Students will learn and apply reading skills and strategies to comprehend text.
8.1.1 Students will demonstrate knowledge of the concepts of print.
8.1.2 Students will demonstrate phonological awareness through oral activities.
8.1.3 Students will use knowledge of phonetic and structural analysis to read and write grade-level text across all disciplines.
8.1.3.a Know and apply phonetic and structural analysis (e.g., Greek and Latin roots and affixes, multi-syllable words) when reading, writing, and spelling grade-level text.
8.1.4 Students will read a variety of grade-level print/digital texts fluently with accuracy, appropriate pace, phrasing, and expression to support comprehension.
8.1.4.a Use reading strategies to persevere through text of increasing length and/or complexity.
8.1.5 Students will build and use conversational, academic, and content-specific grade-level vocabulary.
8.1.5.a Apply knowledge of Greek, Latin, and Anglo-Saxon roots, prefixes, and suffixes to understand complex words, including words across content areas.
8.1.5.b Select and apply knowledge of context clues (e.g., word, phrase, sentence, and paragraph clues) and text features to determine meaning of unknown words.
8.1.5.c Acquire new academic and content-specific grade-level vocabulary, relate to prior knowledge, and apply in new situations.
8.1.5.d Analyze and use semantic relationships (e.g., multiple meanings, synonyms, antonyms, figurative language, connotations, subtle distinctions) to determine the meaning of words, aid in comprehension, and improve writing.
8.1.5.e Verify meaning and pronunciation of words or phrases using reference materials.
8.1.6 Students will construct meaning by applying prior knowledge, using text information, and monitoring comprehension while reading increasingly complex grade-level literary and informational text.
8.1.6.a Analyze the meaning, reliability, and validity of text considering author's purpose and perspective.
8.1.6.b Analyze and explain the relationships between elements of literary text (e.g., character development, setting, plot, conflict, point of view, inferred and recurring themes).
8.1.6.c Analyze the author's use of literary devices (e.g., simile, metaphor, personification, idiom, oxymoron, hyperbole, alliteration, onomatopoeia, analogy, tone, mood).
8.1.6.d Summarize, analyze and synthesize the development of a common theme between two literary text and/or media.
8.1.6.e Summarize, analyze, and synthesize the connection between the main ideas of two informational texts and/or media.
8.1.6.f Analyze and evaluate information from print and digital text features to support comprehension.
8.1.6.g Cite specific textual evidence to analyze and make inferences based on the characteristics of a variety of literary and informational texts.
8.1.6.h Analyze the social, historical, cultural, and biographical influences in a variety of texts, citing textual evidence from literary and informational text to develop a national and international multicultural perspective.
8.1.6.i Construct and/or answer literal, inferential, critical, and interpretive questions and support answers with explicit evidence from the text or additional sources.
8.1.6.j Apply knowledge of organizational patterns to comprehend informational text (e.g., sequence/chronological, description, spatial, cause and effect, compare/contrast, fact/opinion, proposition/support).
8.1.6.k Select text for a particular purpose (e.g., answer a question, solve problems, enjoy, form an opinion, understand a specific viewpoint, predict outcomes, discover models for own writing, accomplish a task), citing evidence to support analysis, reflection, or research.
8.1.6.l Build background knowledge and activate prior knowledge to clarify text, deepen understanding, and make connections while reading complex text.
8.1.6.m Self-monitor comprehension and independently apply appropriate strategies to understand text.
8.1.6.n Make and confirm/modify inferences with text evidence while previewing and reading literary, informational, digital text, and/or media.
8.1.6.o Demonstrate an understanding of complex text using textual evidence via multiple mediums (e.g., writing, artistic representation, video, other media).
8.1.6.p Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story, drama, or poem resembles or differs from the text or script.