Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Targeting Comprehension Strategies for the Common Core Grade 8

Targeting Comprehension Strategies for the Common Core Grade 8

English Language Arts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 97-100
Fabulous French Cuisine 101-102
The Wind in the Willows 107-108

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

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