Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Targeting Comprehension Strategies for the Common Core Grade 8

Targeting Comprehension Strategies for the Common Core Grade 8

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Strand - Reading Standards: Literature, Grade 8

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
The Beach 17 to 18
Fun with the Dunns 39 to 42
Lost! 51 to 54
The Castle Tour 69 to 70
Reality TV 75 to 76
Ballet on a Board 77 to 80
To Be Sold by Auction 81 to 82
Aunty Belinda and Uncle Pete 83 to 86
Household Chores 103 to 106
Stage Fright 109 to 112

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
Fun with the Dunns 39 to 42
Bigfoot? 49 to 50
Lost! 51 to 54
Moonlight Forest 55 to 56
The Castle Tour 69 to 70
Ballet on a Board 77 to 80
To Be Sold by Auction 81 to 82
Aunty Belinda and Uncle Pete 83 to 86
Household Chores 103 to 106
Stage Fright 109 to 112

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
Fun with the Dunns 39 to 42
Writing a Spy Novel 43 to 44
Lost! 51 to 54
Moonlight Forest 55 to 56
The Castle Tour 69 to 70
Reality TV 75 to 76
Ballet on a Board 77 to 80
To Be Sold by Auction 81 to 82
Aunty Belinda and Uncle Pete 83 to 86
Stage Fright 109 to 112

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
The Beach 17 to 18
Fun with the Dunns 39 to 42
Writing a Spy Novel 43 to 44
Bigfoot? 49 to 50
Lost! 51 to 54
Moonlight Forest 55 to 56
The Castle Tour 69 to 70
Reality TV 75 to 76
Ballet on a Board 77 to 80
To Be Sold by Auction 81 to 82
Aunty Belinda and Uncle Pete 83 to 86
Household Chores 103 to 106
Stage Fright 109 to 112

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
Fun with the Dunns 39 to 42
Bigfoot? 49 to 50
Lost! 51 to 54
The Castle Tour 69 to 70
Reality TV 75 to 76
Aunty Belinda and Uncle Pete 83 to 86
Household Chores 103 to 106
Stage Fright 109 to 112

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
The Beach 17 to 18
Fun with the Dunns 39 to 42
Writing a Spy Novel 43 to 44
Bigfoot? 49 to 50
Lost! 51 to 54
Moonlight Forest 55 to 56
The Castle Tour 69 to 70
Reality TV 75 to 76
Ballet on a Board 77 to 80
To Be Sold by Auction 81 to 82
Aunty Belinda and Uncle Pete 83 to 86
Household Chores 103 to 106
Stage Fright 109 to 112

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
The Pyramids 13 to 16
Crocodiles 19 to 22
Surfing 25 to 28
A True Performer 29 to 30
Mount Tambora 31 to 34
Leopards and Cheetahs 45 to 48
Terrible Twins’ Tale to Hit Big Screen 57 to 60
The Mystery of Mary Celeste 65 to 68
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 71 to 74
Easter Island 91 to 94
Exercise is Good for You 95 to 96
The Beauty of Slovenia 97 to 100
Fabulous French Cuisine 101 to 102

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
Crocodiles 19 to 22
Novus Bus Schedule 23 to 24
Surfing 25 to 28
A True Performer 29 to 30
Mount Tambora 31 to 34
Leopards and Cheetahs 45 to 48
Terrible Twins’ Tale to Hit Big Screen 57 to 60
The Mystery of Mary Celeste 65 to 68
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 71 to 74
Easter Island 91 to 94
The Beauty of Slovenia 97 to 100
Fabulous French Cuisine 101 to 102

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
Crocodiles 19 to 22
Novus Bus Schedule 23 to 24
Surfing 25 to 28
Mount Tambora 31 to 34
Leopards and Cheetahs 45 to 48
Terrible Twins’ Tale to Hit Big Screen 57 to 60
The Mystery of Mary Celeste 65 to 68
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 71 to 74
Easter Island 91 to 94
Exercise is Good for You 95 to 96
The Beauty of Slovenia 97 to 100
Fabulous French Cuisine 101 to 102
The Wind in the Willows 107 to 108

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
The Pyramids 13 to 16
Crocodiles 19 to 22
Surfing 25 to 28
A True Performer 29 to 30
Mount Tambora 31 to 34
The Mystery of Mary Celeste 65 to 68
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 71 to 74
Easter Island 91 to 94
Exercise is Good for You 95 to 96
The Beauty of Slovenia 97 to 100
Fabulous French Cuisine 101 to 102

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
The Pyramids 13 to 16
Crocodiles 19 to 22
Novus Bus Schedule 23 to 24
Surfing 25 to 28
A True Performer 29 to 30
Mount Tambora 31 to 34
Leopards and Cheetahs 45 to 48
Terrible Twins’ Tale to Hit Big Screen 57 to 60
The Mystery of Mary Celeste 65 to 68
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 71 to 74
Easter Island 91 to 94
Exercise is Good for You 95 to 96
The Beauty of Slovenia 97 to 100
Fabulous French Cuisine 101 to 102
The Wind in the Willows 107 to 108

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 Pages
The Beauty of Slovenia 97 to 100
Fabulous French Cuisine 101 to 102
The Wind in the Willows 107 to 108

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
The Pyramids 13 to 16
Crocodiles 19 to 22
Novus Bus Schedule 23 to 24
Surfing 25 to 28
A True Performer 29 to 30
Mount Tambora 31 to 34
Leopards and Cheetahs 45 to 48
Terrible Twins’ Tale to Hit Big Screen 57 to 60
The Mystery of Mary Celeste 65 to 68
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 71 to 74
Easter Island 91 to 94
Exercise is Good for You 95 to 96
The Beauty of Slovenia 97 to 100
Fabulous French Cuisine 101 to 102
The Wind in the Willows 107 to 108

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