Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Paired Passages: Linking Fact to Fiction Grade 8

Paired Passages: Linking Fact to Fiction Grade 8

English Language Arts

Strand - Reading Standards: Literature, Grade 8

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.8.2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.

Passage Pages
When Sandals Are Not Fine 9-11
What It Takes to Win 13-15
Sale for the Gullible 17-19
A Fictitious Blog 21-23
Out of the Dark Ages 25-27
French Fire Words 29-31
A Folktale from Thailand 33-35
With Great Power 37-39
What Madeline Found Good 41-43
Body Math 45-47
An End to the Story 49-51
Scorpion Charlatan 53-55
An Even Trade for Style 57-59
Overlooked Heroes 61-63
Jungle Friend 65-67
State Quarter Trivia Quiz 69-71
Jolon's Hero 73-75
All Things Vanilla 77-79
A Rules Conundrum 81-83
Why the Doctor Didn't Vote 85-87
How It Went 89-91
Letter from an Exchange Student 93-95
Marathon Training Journal 97-99
Scoop of the Century! 101-103
Hamaguchi's Sacrifice 105-107

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.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.

Passage Pages
When Sandals Are Not Fine 9-11
What It Takes to Win 13-15
Sale for the Gullible 17-19
A Fictitious Blog 21-23
Out of the Dark Ages 25-27
French Fire Words 29-31
A Folktale from Thailand 33-35
With Great Power 37-39
What Madeline Found Good 41-43
Body Math 45-47
An End to the Story 49-51
Scorpion Charlatan 53-55
An Even Trade for Style 57-59
Overlooked Heroes 61-63
Jungle Friend 65-67
State Quarter Trivia Quiz 69-71
Jolon's Hero 73-75
All Things Vanilla 77-79
A Rules Conundrum 81-83
Why the Doctor Didn't Vote 85-87
How It Went 89-91
Letter from an Exchange Student 93-95
Marathon Training Journal 97-99
Scoop of the Century! 101-103
Hamaguchi's Sacrifice 105-107

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.8.3: Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.

Passage Pages
What It Takes to Win 13-15
French Fire Words 29-31
An End to the Story 49-51
Scorpion Charlatan 53-55
Jungle Friend 65-67
Jolon's Hero 73-75
All Things Vanilla 77-79
Why the Doctor Didn't Vote 85-87
How It Went 89-91
Letter from an Exchange Student 93-95
Marathon Training Journal 97-99
Scoop of the Century! 101-103
Hamaguchi's Sacrifice 105-107

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.8.6: Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor.

Passage Pages
When Sandals Are Not Fine 9-11
An Even Trade for Style 57-59
Scoop of the Century! 101-103
Hamaguchi's Sacrifice 105-107

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.8.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

Passage Pages
When Sandals Are Not Fine 9-11
What It Takes to Win 13-15
Sale for the Gullible 17-19
A Fictitious Blog 21-23
Out of the Dark Ages 25-27
French Fire Words 29-31
A Folktale from Thailand 33-35
With Great Power 37-39
What Madeline Found Good 41-43
Body Math 45-47
An End to the Story 49-51
Scorpion Charlatan 53-55
An Even Trade for Style 57-59
Overlooked Heroes 61-63
Jungle Friend 65-67
State Quarter Trivia Quiz 69-71
Jolon's Hero 73-75
All Things Vanilla 77-79
A Rules Conundrum 81-83
Why the Doctor Didn't Vote 85-87
How It Went 89-91
Letter from an Exchange Student 93-95
Marathon Training Journal 97-99
Scoop of the Century! 101-103
Hamaguchi's Sacrifice 105-107

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.8.5: Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style.

Passage Pages
What Madeline Found Good 41-43
Body Math 45-47
Scorpion Charlatan 53-55
Jungle Friend 65-67
Jolon's Hero 73-75
Why the Doctor Didn't Vote 85-87
How It Went 89-91
Letter from an Exchange Student 93-95
Marathon Training Journal 97-99
Scoop of the Century! 101-103
Hamaguchi's Sacrifice 105-107

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RL.8.9: Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new.

Passage Pages
A Folktale from Thailand 33-35

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.RL.8.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Passage Pages
When Sandals Are Not Fine 9-11
What It Takes to Win 13-15
Sale for the Gullible 17-19
A Fictitious Blog 21-23
Out of the Dark Ages 25-27
French Fire Words 29-31
A Folktale from Thailand 33-35
With Great Power 37-39
What Madeline Found Good 41-43
Body Math 45-47
An End to the Story 49-51
Scorpion Charlatan 53-55
An Even Trade for Style 57-59
Overlooked Heroes 61-63
Jungle Friend 65-67
State Quarter Trivia Quiz 69-71
Jolon's Hero 73-75
All Things Vanilla 77-79
A Rules Conundrum 81-83
Why the Doctor Didn't Vote 85-87
How It Went 89-91
Letter from an Exchange Student 93-95
Marathon Training Journal 97-99
Scoop of the Century! 101-103
Hamaguchi's Sacrifice 105-107

Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 8

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.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.

Passage Pages
Crab Hazards 8-11
The Most Daring Move 12-15
A Tribe for the Gullible 16-19
Carpet Tacks and a Goat 20-23
When a Hair Is Big 24-27
A Lifesaving Fire 28-31
The Longest Name 32-35
Why Spider-Man Isn't Mosquito-Man 36-39
On the Most Dangerous Lighthouse 40-43
Fascinating Body Facts 44-47
Hero in the Storm 48-51
Scorpion Scientist 52-55
Why the Doctor Shocked 56-59
Who Dialed 911? 60-63
Missing for 28 Years 64-67
State Quarters 68-71
Jumping from the Stratosphere 72-75
How a Flavor Reached the United States 76-79
A Conundrum on the Nazca Plain 80-83
A Lifetime of Names 84-87
Masters of Understatement 88-91
The Misnamed Predator 92-95
When No Whistle Blew 96-99
Flying Blood 100-103
Tsunami Survivor 104-107

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.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.

Passage Pages
Crab Hazards 8-11
The Most Daring Move 12-15
A Tribe for the Gullible 16-19
Carpet Tacks and a Goat 20-23
When a Hair Is Big 24-27
A Lifesaving Fire 28-31
The Longest Name 32-35
Why Spider-Man Isn't Mosquito-Man 36-39
On the Most Dangerous Lighthouse 40-43
Fascinating Body Facts 44-47
Hero in the Storm 48-51
Scorpion Scientist 52-55
Why the Doctor Shocked 56-59
Who Dialed 911? 60-63
Missing for 28 Years 64-67
State Quarters 68-71
Jumping from the Stratosphere 72-75
How a Flavor Reached the United States 76-79
A Conundrum on the Nazca Plain 80-83
A Lifetime of Names 84-87
Masters of Understatement 88-91
The Misnamed Predator 92-95
When No Whistle Blew 96-99
Flying Blood 100-103
Tsunami Survivor 104-107

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.8.3: Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories).

Passage Pages
A Tribe for the Gullible 16-19
When a Hair Is Big 24-27
A Lifesaving Fire 28-31
Scorpion Scientist 52-55
State Quarters 68-71
Jumping from the Stratosphere 72-75
A Conundrum on the Nazca Plain 80-83
A Lifetime of Names 84-87
Masters of Understatement 88-91
Flying Blood 100-103
Tsunami Survivor 104-107

Craft and Structure

ELA.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.

Passage Pages
Crab Hazards 8-11
The Most Daring Move 12-15
A Tribe for the Gullible 16-19
Carpet Tacks and a Goat 20-23
When a Hair Is Big 24-27
A Lifesaving Fire 28-31
The Longest Name 32-35
Why Spider-Man Isn't Mosquito-Man 36-39
On the Most Dangerous Lighthouse 40-43
Fascinating Body Facts 44-47
Hero in the Storm 48-51
Scorpion Scientist 52-55
Why the Doctor Shocked 56-59
Who Dialed 911? 60-63
Missing for 28 Years 64-67
State Quarters 68-71
Jumping from the Stratosphere 72-75
How a Flavor Reached the United States 76-79
A Conundrum on the Nazca Plain 80-83
A Lifetime of Names 84-87
Masters of Understatement 88-91
The Misnamed Predator 92-95
When No Whistle Blew 96-99
Flying Blood 100-103
Tsunami Survivor 104-107

Craft and Structure

ELA.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.

Passage Pages
Why the Doctor Shocked 56-59
Missing for 28 Years 64-67
State Quarters 68-71
Jumping from the Stratosphere 72-75
A Lifetime of Names 84-87
Masters of Understatement 88-91
Flying Blood 100-103

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.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.

Passage Pages
Crab Hazards 8-11
The Most Daring Move 12-15
A Tribe for the Gullible 16-19
Carpet Tacks and a Goat 20-23
When a Hair Is Big 24-27
A Lifesaving Fire 28-31
The Longest Name 32-35
Why Spider-Man Isn't Mosquito-Man 36-39
On the Most Dangerous Lighthouse 40-43
Fascinating Body Facts 44-47
Hero in the Storm 48-51
Scorpion Scientist 52-55
Why the Doctor Shocked 56-59
Who Dialed 911? 60-63
Missing for 28 Years 64-67
State Quarters 68-71
Jumping from the Stratosphere 72-75
How a Flavor Reached the United States 76-79
A Conundrum on the Nazca Plain 80-83
A Lifetime of Names 84-87
Masters of Understatement 88-91
The Misnamed Predator 92-95
When No Whistle Blew 96-99
Flying Blood 100-103
Tsunami Survivor 104-107

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