Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Daily Warm-Ups: Reading Grade 8

Daily Warm-Ups: Reading Grade 8

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Strand - Reading Standards: Literature, Grade 8

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 Page
Mythology 71
Echo 72
Greek Mythology 73
Hephaestus 74
Creation 75
Poseidon 76
The Titans 77
Cyclops 78
Horus 79
Dragons 80
Set 81
Persephone 82
The Underworld 83
Medusa 84
Athena 85
Zeus 86
A Messed-Up Fairy Tale 87
Dragon Achoo 88
The Tortoise and the Snail 89
Let Down Your Hare 90
Beauty and the Bear 91
Let Me In! 92
The Curse 93
The Cat’s Meow 94
All That Glitters 95
Little Miss 96
Little Blue Riding Hood 97
The Old Woman and the Doctor 98
The Unusual Mice 99
The Sweet Touch 100
What Is True? 101
An Unusual Friendship 102
The Great Inventor 103
Saying Goodbye 104
The Land of the Free 105
Everyone's Dream 106
Making a Difference 107
Disaster in the Sky 108
A Twist of Fate 109
The Man on the Moon 110
The British Are Coming 111
The Unending Dust 112
A Time for Hope 113
The Teddy Bear 114
Gone Too Soon 115
Troubling Thoughts 116
Forgiving 117
The Lucky Break 118
Lost and Found 119
Don’t Stop the Music 120
The Unexpected Gift 121
Winter Blues 122
High in the Sky 123
Unexpected Help 124
The Day Off 125
Tastes Like Chicken 126
Hoping for the Best 127
Not So Easy 128
The Amazing Win 129
The Unexpected Invitation 130
Capturing the Moment 131
Welcome Home 132
Howling in the Night 133
Dangerous Falls 134
The Walking Dead? 135
The Noise Upstairs 136
Whitewater Rafting 137
The Haunted Woods 138
Missing! 139
Surprise Visitors 140
Safe and Sound 141
The Missing Party 142
Flying High 143
The Pilfered Pies 144
The Guest 145
Ready, Set, Race! 146
The Fire 147
The Best Wish 148
Catch Us If You Can 149
The Stranger’s Gift 150
Good Witch, Bad Witch 151
Mermaids? 152
A Night for a Knight 153
The Last of the Unicorns 154
The Book of Spells 155
Super Powers 156
Bright Lights 157
The Talking Animals 158
Ancient Times 159
Searching for Big Foot 160
A Dream Come True 161
The Birthday Surprise 162
Lucky Pair of Shoes 163

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 Page
Echo 72
Hephaestus 74
Horus 79
Persephone 82
The Underworld 83
Medusa 84
Zeus 86
A Messed-Up Fairy Tale 87
Dragon Achoo 88
The Tortoise and the Snail 89
Let Down Your Hare 90
Beauty and the Bear 91
Let Me In! 92
The Curse 93
The Cat’s Meow 94
All That Glitters 95
Little Miss 96
Little Blue Riding Hood 97
The Old Woman and the Doctor 98
The Unusual Mice 99
The Sweet Touch 100
What Is True? 101
An Unusual Friendship 102
The Great Inventor 103
Saying Goodbye 104
The Land of the Free 105
Everyone's Dream 106
Making a Difference 107
Disaster in the Sky 108
A Twist of Fate 109
The Man on the Moon 110
The British Are Coming 111
The Unending Dust 112
A Time for Hope 113
The Teddy Bear 114
Gone Too Soon 115
Troubling Thoughts 116
Forgiving 117
The Lucky Break 118
Lost and Found 119
Don’t Stop the Music 120
The Unexpected Gift 121
Winter Blues 122
High in the Sky 123
Unexpected Help 124
The Day Off 125
Tastes Like Chicken 126
Hoping for the Best 127
Not So Easy 128
The Amazing Win 129
The Unexpected Invitation 130
Capturing the Moment 131
Welcome Home 132
Howling in the Night 133
Dangerous Falls 134
The Walking Dead? 135
The Noise Upstairs 136
Whitewater Rafting 137
The Haunted Woods 138
Missing! 139
Surprise Visitors 140
Safe and Sound 141
The Missing Party 142
Flying High 143
The Pilfered Pies 144
The Guest 145
Ready, Set, Race! 146
The Fire 147
The Best Wish 148
Catch Us If You Can 149
The Stranger’s Gift 150
Good Witch, Bad Witch 151
Mermaids? 152
A Night for a Knight 153
The Last of the Unicorns 154
The Book of Spells 155
Super Powers 156
Bright Lights 157
The Talking Animals 158
Ancient Times 159
Searching for Big Foot 160
A Dream Come True 161
The Birthday Surprise 162
Lucky Pair of Shoes 163

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 Page
Echo 72
Hephaestus 74
Creation 75
Poseidon 76
The Titans 77
Cyclops 78
Persephone 82
Medusa 84
Athena 85
Zeus 86
Dragon Achoo 88
The Tortoise and the Snail 89
Beauty and the Bear 91
Let Me In! 92
The Curse 93
The Cat’s Meow 94
All That Glitters 95
Little Miss 96
Little Blue Riding Hood 97
The Old Woman and the Doctor 98
The Unusual Mice 99
The Sweet Touch 100
What Is True? 101
An Unusual Friendship 102
The Land of the Free 105
Making a Difference 107
Disaster in the Sky 108
The Lucky Break 118
Lost and Found 119
Don’t Stop the Music 120
High in the Sky 123
Tastes Like Chicken 126
The Amazing Win 129
The Unexpected Invitation 130
Capturing the Moment 131
Howling in the Night 133
Dangerous Falls 134
The Haunted Woods 138
Surprise Visitors 140
The Missing Party 142
Flying High 143
Ready, Set, Race! 146
The Best Wish 148
Catch Us If You Can 149
Bright Lights 157
The Talking Animals 158
Searching for Big Foot 160

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 Page
Mythology 71
Echo 72
Greek Mythology 73
Hephaestus 74
Creation 75
Poseidon 76
The Titans 77
Cyclops 78
Horus 79
Dragons 80
Set 81
Persephone 82
The Underworld 83
Medusa 84
Athena 85
Zeus 86
A Messed-Up Fairy Tale 87
Dragon Achoo 88
The Tortoise and the Snail 89
Let Down Your Hare 90
Beauty and the Bear 91
Let Me In! 92
The Curse 93
The Cat’s Meow 94
All That Glitters 95
Little Miss 96
Little Blue Riding Hood 97
The Old Woman and the Doctor 98
The Unusual Mice 99
The Sweet Touch 100
What Is True? 101
An Unusual Friendship 102
The Great Inventor 103
Saying Goodbye 104
The Land of the Free 105
Everyone's Dream 106
Making a Difference 107
Disaster in the Sky 108
A Twist of Fate 109
The Man on the Moon 110
The British Are Coming 111
The Unending Dust 112
A Time for Hope 113
The Teddy Bear 114
Gone Too Soon 115
Troubling Thoughts 116
Forgiving 117
The Lucky Break 118
Lost and Found 119
Don’t Stop the Music 120
The Unexpected Gift 121
Winter Blues 122
High in the Sky 123
Unexpected Help 124
The Day Off 125
Tastes Like Chicken 126
Hoping for the Best 127
Not So Easy 128
The Amazing Win 129
The Unexpected Invitation 130
Capturing the Moment 131
Welcome Home 132
Howling in the Night 133
Dangerous Falls 134
The Walking Dead? 135
The Noise Upstairs 136
Whitewater Rafting 137
The Haunted Woods 138
Missing! 139
Surprise Visitors 140
Safe and Sound 141
The Missing Party 142
Flying High 143
The Pilfered Pies 144
The Guest 145
Ready, Set, Race! 146
The Fire 147
The Best Wish 148
Catch Us If You Can 149
The Stranger’s Gift 150
Good Witch, Bad Witch 151
Mermaids? 152
A Night for a Knight 153
The Last of the Unicorns 154
The Book of Spells 155
Super Powers 156
Bright Lights 157
The Talking Animals 158
Ancient Times 159
Searching for Big Foot 160
A Dream Come True 161
The Birthday Surprise 162
Lucky Pair of Shoes 163

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 Page
A Messed-Up Fairy Tale 87
Dragon Achoo 88
The Tortoise and the Snail 89
Let Down Your Hare 90
Beauty and the Bear 91
Let Me In! 92
The Curse 93
The Cat’s Meow 94
All That Glitters 95
Little Miss 96
Little Blue Riding Hood 97
The Old Woman and the Doctor 98
The Unusual Mice 99
The Sweet Touch 100
What Is True? 101
An Unusual Friendship 102
Disaster in the Sky 108
A Twist of Fate 109
The Man on the Moon 110
The British Are Coming 111
The Unending Dust 112
The Lucky Break 118
Lost and Found 119
Tastes Like Chicken 126
Howling in the Night 133
Dangerous Falls 134
The Walking Dead? 135
The Noise Upstairs 136
Whitewater Rafting 137
The Haunted Woods 138
Surprise Visitors 140
The Missing Party 142
Flying High 143
The Guest 145
The Fire 147
Catch Us If You Can 149
The Last of the Unicorns 154
Searching for Big Foot 160
A Dream Come True 161

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 Page
Dragon Achoo 88
The Tortoise and the Snail 89
Let Down Your Hare 90
Beauty and the Bear 91
Let Me In! 92
The Curse 93
The Cat’s Meow 94
All That Glitters 95
Little Miss 96
Little Blue Riding Hood 97
The Old Woman and the Doctor 98
The Unusual Mice 99
The Sweet Touch 100
What Is True? 101
An Unusual Friendship 102
The Stranger’s Gift 150
The Book of Spells 155
Searching for Big Foot 160

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 Page
Mythology 71
Echo 72
Greek Mythology 73
Hephaestus 74
Creation 75
Poseidon 76
The Titans 77
Cyclops 78
Horus 79
Dragons 80
Set 81
Persephone 82
The Underworld 83
Medusa 84
Athena 85
Zeus 86
A Messed-Up Fairy Tale 87
Dragon Achoo 88
The Tortoise and the Snail 89
Let Down Your Hare 90
Beauty and the Bear 91
Let Me In! 92
The Curse 93
The Cat’s Meow 94
All That Glitters 95
Little Miss 96
Little Blue Riding Hood 97
The Old Woman and the Doctor 98
The Unusual Mice 99
The Sweet Touch 100
What Is True? 101
An Unusual Friendship 102
The Great Inventor 103
Saying Goodbye 104
The Land of the Free 105
Everyone's Dream 106
Making a Difference 107
Disaster in the Sky 108
A Twist of Fate 109
The Man on the Moon 110
The British Are Coming 111
The Unending Dust 112
A Time for Hope 113
The Teddy Bear 114
Gone Too Soon 115
Troubling Thoughts 116
Forgiving 117
The Lucky Break 118
Lost and Found 119
Don’t Stop the Music 120
The Unexpected Gift 121
Winter Blues 122
High in the Sky 123
Unexpected Help 124
The Day Off 125
Tastes Like Chicken 126
Hoping for the Best 127
Not So Easy 128
The Amazing Win 129
The Unexpected Invitation 130
Capturing the Moment 131
Welcome Home 132
Howling in the Night 133
Dangerous Falls 134
The Walking Dead? 135
The Noise Upstairs 136
Whitewater Rafting 137
The Haunted Woods 138
Missing! 139
Surprise Visitors 140
Safe and Sound 141
The Missing Party 142
Flying High 143
The Pilfered Pies 144
The Guest 145
Ready, Set, Race! 146
The Fire 147
The Best Wish 148
Catch Us If You Can 149
The Stranger’s Gift 150
Good Witch, Bad Witch 151
Mermaids? 152
A Night for a Knight 153
The Last of the Unicorns 154
The Book of Spells 155
Super Powers 156
Bright Lights 157
The Talking Animals 158
Ancient Times 159
Searching for Big Foot 160
A Dream Come True 161
The Birthday Surprise 162
Lucky Pair of Shoes 163

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 Page
The Great Quake 9
The Black Death 13
The Sticky Explosion 15
The Hindenburg 16
The Twin Towers 18
The New Madrid Fault 19
The Space Shuttle Catastrophe 22
William Driver 24
Thomas Jefferson 25
King Tut 26
Butch Cassidy 27
Helen Keller 29
Amelia Earhart 33

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 Page
The Great Quake 9
The Chicago Fire 10
The Dust Bowl 11
The Galveston Hurricane 12
The Black Death 13
Pompeii 14
The Sticky Explosion 15
The Hindenburg 16
The Titanic 17
The Twin Towers 18
The New Madrid Fault 19
Mount St. Helens: A Deadly Volcano 20
Chernobyl: A Nuclear Disaster 21
The Space Shuttle Catastrophe 22
Hurricane Katrina 23
William Driver 24
Thomas Jefferson 25
King Tut 26
Butch Cassidy 27
Milton Hershey 28
Helen Keller 29
Harry Houdini 30
Benjamin Franklin 31
Anne Frank 32
Amelia Earhart 33
Elvis Presley 34
Laura Ingalls Wilder 35
Rosa Parks 36
Princess Diana 37
Levi Strauss 38
Jesse James 39
History 40
Slavery 41
Independence 42
The Louisiana Purchase 43
The Wild West 44
Early Inventions 45
Women's Suffrage 46
The Roaring Twenties 47
The Great Depression 48
World War II 49
The Iron Curtain 50
Civil Rights 51
The Race into Space 52
American-Indian Movement 53
Vietnam 54
Animal Rights 55
Bats 56
Monkeypox 57
Migration 58
Pythons 59
Bedbugs 60
Sleeping Sickness 61
Elephants 62
Sheep 63
Jellyfish 64
Ticks 65
Chinchillas 66
Animal Experiments 67
Service Animals 68

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 Page
Pompeii 14
The Twin Towers 18
William Driver 24
Benjamin Franklin 31
Laura Ingalls Wilder 35
History 40
Early Inventions 45
Civil Rights 51
Migration 58
Sleeping Sickness 61
Animal Experiments 67
Service Animals 68

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 Page
The Great Quake 9
The Chicago Fire 10
The Dust Bowl 11
The Galveston Hurricane 12
The Black Death 13
Pompeii 14
The Sticky Explosion 15
The Hindenburg 16
The Titanic 17
The Twin Towers 18
The New Madrid Fault 19
Mount St. Helens: A Deadly Volcano 20
Chernobyl: A Nuclear Disaster 21
The Space Shuttle Catastrophe 22
Hurricane Katrina 23
William Driver 24
Thomas Jefferson 25
King Tut 26
Butch Cassidy 27
Milton Hershey 28
Helen Keller 29
Harry Houdini 30
Benjamin Franklin 31
Anne Frank 32
Amelia Earhart 33
Elvis Presley 34
Laura Ingalls Wilder 35
Rosa Parks 36
Princess Diana 37
Levi Strauss 38
Jesse James 39
History 40
Slavery 41
Independence 42
The Louisiana Purchase 43
The Wild West 44
Early Inventions 45
Women's Suffrage 46
The Roaring Twenties 47
The Great Depression 48
World War II 49
The Iron Curtain 50
Civil Rights 51
The Race into Space 52
American-Indian Movement 53
Vietnam 54
Animal Rights 55
Bats 56
Monkeypox 57
Migration 58
Pythons 59
Bedbugs 60
Sleeping Sickness 61
Elephants 62
Sheep 63
Jellyfish 64
Ticks 65
Chinchillas 66
Animal Experiments 67
Service Animals 68

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.8.6: Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author acknowledges and responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints.

Passage Page
The Chicago Fire 10
Pompeii 14
The Titanic 17
Mount St. Helens: A Deadly Volcano 20
The Space Shuttle Catastrophe 22
Helen Keller 29
Benjamin Franklin 31
Elvis Presley 34
Princess Diana 37
History 40
The Louisiana Purchase 43
Early Inventions 45
The Race into Space 52
Vietnam 54
Sheep 63
Chinchillas 66
Service Animals 68

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 Page
The Dust Bowl 11
The Titanic 17
The Twin Towers 18
Chernobyl: A Nuclear Disaster 21
William Driver 24
Milton Hershey 28
Harry Houdini 30
Jesse James 39
History 40
Independence 42
The Louisiana Purchase 43
The Wild West 44
The Roaring Twenties 47
The Great Depression 48
The Iron Curtain 50
Civil Rights 51
American-Indian Movement 53
Vietnam 54
Animal Rights 55
Bats 56
Monkeypox 57
Migration 58
Pythons 59
Bedbugs 60
Elephants 62
Jellyfish 64
Ticks 65
Chinchillas 66
Animal Experiments 67

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.8.8: Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.

Passage Page
Early Inventions 45
Service Animals 68

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 Page
The Great Quake 9
The Chicago Fire 10
The Dust Bowl 11
The Galveston Hurricane 12
The Black Death 13
Pompeii 14
The Sticky Explosion 15
The Hindenburg 16
The Titanic 17
The Twin Towers 18
The New Madrid Fault 19
Mount St. Helens: A Deadly Volcano 20
Chernobyl: A Nuclear Disaster 21
The Space Shuttle Catastrophe 22
Hurricane Katrina 23
William Driver 24
Thomas Jefferson 25
King Tut 26
Butch Cassidy 27
Milton Hershey 28
Helen Keller 29
Harry Houdini 30
Benjamin Franklin 31
Anne Frank 32
Amelia Earhart 33
Elvis Presley 34
Laura Ingalls Wilder 35
Rosa Parks 36
Princess Diana 37
Levi Strauss 38
Jesse James 39
History 40
Slavery 41
Independence 42
The Louisiana Purchase 43
The Wild West 44
Early Inventions 45
Women's Suffrage 46
The Roaring Twenties 47
The Great Depression 48
World War II 49
The Iron Curtain 50
Civil Rights 51
The Race into Space 52
American-Indian Movement 53
Vietnam 54
Animal Rights 55
Bats 56
Monkeypox 57
Migration 58
Pythons 59
Bedbugs 60
Sleeping Sickness 61
Elephants 62
Sheep 63
Jellyfish 64
Ticks 65
Chinchillas 66
Animal Experiments 67
Service Animals 68

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