English Language Arts Grade 8
Reading: Literature Standard 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.
Cognitive Rigor Matrix
The new summative and interim assessments in English Language Arts (Grades 3-11) will be based on the Cognitive Rigor Matrix and Depth of Knowledge levels. How will instruction change to meet these new challenges?
Exploring Setting: Constructing Character, Point of View, Atmosphere, and Theme
Though many texts do not rely heavily on setting for meaning, students need to be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to read for setting, especially as it relates to the construction of other elements of a short story or novel. (Note: This is a unit for grades 9-12, but could be modified for eighth grade.)
Literature Circles: Getting Started
This lesson from ReadWriteThink explores Literature Circles, a great way to supplement a reading program in a literature-based classroom. Students create and answer comprehension questions, discover new vocabulary, and examine elements of literature.
Poems that Tell a Story
In this lesson, students read, discuss, and analyze selected poems by Robert Frost. The activities that make up this lesson encourage students to draw inferences about a poem's speaker based on evidence contained within the poem and to gather evidence supporting those inferences. From this page, teachers can access all materials needed to complete the lesson.
The Big Bad Wolf: Analyzing Point of View in Texts
Many students read without questioning a text or analyzing the author's viewpoint. In this lesson from ReadWriteThink, students learn to look at texts from different viewpoints. Was the "big bad wolf" really bad? Throughout the lesson, students are encouraged to view texts from different angles.
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