Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Literacy Power Grade 7-8

Literacy Power Grade 7-8

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Strand - Reading Standards: Literature, Grade 7

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.7.1: Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Activity Page
Unit 5 - Reading Critically 30
Unit 8 - Determining the Purpose 46 to 47

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.7.2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

Activity Pages
Unit 8 - Determining the Purpose 46 to 47
Unit 8 - Recognizing a Narrative 47 to 48

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.7.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.

Activity Pages
Unit 2 - Writing a Letter 12 to 13
Unit 5 - Reading Critically 30
Unit 8 - Determining the Purpose 46 to 47
Unit 8 - Recognizing a Narrative 47 to 48

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.7.5: Analyze how a drama's or poem's form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning.

Activity Pages
Unit 8 - Recognizing a Narrative 47 to 48

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.RL.7.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Activity Pages
Unit 2 - Writing a Letter 12 to 13
Unit 5 - Reading Critically 30
Unit 8 - Determining the Purpose 46 to 47
Unit 8 - Recognizing a Narrative 47 to 48

Strand - Writing Standards, Grade 7

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.7.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

Activity Pages
Unit 1 - Reading for Information 5 to 7
Unit 1 - Answering Questions 7 to 8
Unit 1 - Providing Proof 9
Unit 1 -Combining Sentences 11
Unit 2 - Writing a Letter 12 to 13
Unit 2 - Letter-Writing Format 14 to 15
Unit 3 - Supporting an Answer 19 to 20
Unit 3 - Essay Writing 21
Unit 5 - Essay Writing 31
Unit 7 - Note-Taking and Topic Sentences 42
Unit 10 - Reading Maps and Keys 54 to 55
Unit 10 - Personalized Maps 57
Unit 12 - Expanding Sentences 67
Unit 13 - Interpreting Graphs 72 to 73
Unit 13 - Making a Survey 73 to 74

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.7.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

Activity Pages
Unit 2 - Writing a Letter 12 to 13
Unit 3 - Essay Writing 21
Unit 5 - Essay Writing 31
Unit 8 - Planning and Writing a Narrative 48 to 49

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.7.1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

Activity Pages
Unit 3 - Supporting an Answer 19 to 20
Unit 3 - Essay Writing 21
Unit 6 - Planning an Expository Text 33 to 34
Unit 6 - Drafting an Expository Text 35
Unit 6 - Proofreading and Editing a Draft 36
Unit 6 - Writing the Presentation Copy 37
Unit 11 - Supporting Statements 59 to 60

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.7.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Activity Pages
Unit 1 - Reading for Information 5 to 7
Unit 1 - Answering Questions 7 to 8
Unit 1 -Combining Sentences 11
Unit 2 - Writing a Letter 12 to 13
Unit 3 - Essay Writing 21
Unit 5 - Essay Writing 31
Unit 8 - Planning and Writing a Narrative 48 to 49
Unit 10 - Personalized Maps 57
Unit 13 - Making a Survey 73 to 74

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.7.5: With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.

Activity Pages
Unit 6 - Planning an Expository Text 33 to 34
Unit 6 - Drafting an Expository Text 35
Unit 6 - Proofreading and Editing a Draft 36

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.7.9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Activity Pages
Unit 1 - Reading for Information 5 to 7
Unit 1 - Answering Questions 7 to 8
Unit 1 - Providing Proof 9
Unit 3 - Supporting an Answer 19 to 20
Unit 12 - Using Guided Reading for a Recount 65 to 67
Unit 12 - Researching 71
Unit 13 - Interpreting Graphs 72 to 73
Unit 13 - Making a Survey 73 to 74

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.7.8: Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

Activity Page
Unit 12 - Researching 71

Range of Writing

ELA.W.7.10: Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

Activity Pages
Unit 1 - Reading for Information 5 to 7
Unit 1 - Answering Questions 7 to 8
Unit 1 - Providing Proof 9
Unit 2 - Writing a Letter 12 to 13
Unit 2 - Letter-Writing Format 14 to 15
Unit 3 - Supporting an Answer 19 to 20
Unit 3 - Essay Writing 21
Unit 5 - Essay Writing 31
Unit 6 - Planning an Expository Text 33 to 34
Unit 6 - Drafting an Expository Text 35
Unit 6 - Proofreading and Editing a Draft 36
Unit 6 - Writing the Presentation Copy 37
Unit 7 - Incorrect to Correct 39
Unit 7 - Note-Taking and Topic Sentences 42
Unit 8 - Planning and Writing a Narrative 48 to 49
Unit 9 - All About Context Clues 50
Unit 10 - Reading Maps and Keys 54 to 55
Unit 10 - Personalized Maps 57
Unit 11 - Supporting Statements 59 to 60
Unit 12 - Expanding Sentences 67
Unit 12 - Giving Reasons 70 to 71
Unit 12 - Researching 71
Unit 13 - Interpreting Graphs 72 to 73
Unit 13 - Making a Survey 73 to 74

Strand - Language Standards, Grade 7

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.7.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Activity Page
Unit 1 - Providing Proof 9
Unit 2 - Writing a Letter 12 to 13
Unit 3 - Supporting an Answer 19 to 20
Unit 3 - Essay Writing 21
Unit 4 - Using Proofreading Skills 24
Unit 5 - Essay Writing 31
Unit 6 - Planning an Expository Text 33 to 34
Unit 6 - Drafting an Expository Text 35
Unit 6 - Proofreading and Editing a Draft 36
Unit 6 - Writing the Presentation Copy 37
Unit 8 - Planning and Writing a Narrative 48 to 49
Unit 9 - All About Context Clues 50
Unit 11 - Supporting Statements 59 to 60
Unit 12 - Expanding Sentences 67

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.7.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Activity Page
Unit 1 - Providing Proof 9
Unit 2 - Writing a Letter 12 to 13
Unit 3 - Supporting an Answer 19 to 20
Unit 3 - Essay Writing 21
Unit 5 - Essay Writing 31
Unit 6 - Planning an Expository Text 33 to 34
Unit 6 - Drafting an Expository Text 35
Unit 6 - Proofreading and Editing a Draft 36
Unit 6 - Writing the Presentation Copy 37
Unit 8 - Planning and Writing a Narrative 48 to 49
Unit 9 - All About Context Clues 50
Unit 12 - Expanding Sentences 67

Knowledge of Language

ELA.L.7.3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

Activity Page
Unit 1 - Providing Proof 9
Unit 2 - Writing a Letter 12 to 13
Unit 3 - Supporting an Answer 19 to 20
Unit 3 - Essay Writing 21
Unit 4 - Using Proofreading Skills 24
Unit 5 - Essay Writing 31
Unit 6 - Planning an Expository Text 33 to 34
Unit 6 - Drafting an Expository Text 35
Unit 6 - Proofreading and Editing a Draft 36
Unit 6 - Writing the Presentation Copy 37
Unit 7 - Selecting the Main Idea 40 to 41
Unit 8 - Understanding Text Types 43
Unit 8 - Determining Text Types 44
Unit 8 - Planning and Writing a Narrative 48 to 49
Unit 9 - All About Context Clues 50
Unit 9 - Completing a Cloze Using Context Clues 52
Unit 11 - Supporting Statements 59 to 60
Unit 11 - Thinking Critically 61
Unit 12 - Matching Terms and Definitions 63
Unit 12 - Expanding Sentences 67
Unit 12 - Understanding Explanatory Texts 68 to 69
Unit 12 - Giving Reasons 70 to 71

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.7.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 7 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

Activity Pages
Unit 1 - Reading for Information 5 to 7
Unit 1 - Answering Questions 7 to 8
Unit 1 - Completing a Grid 8
Unit 1 - Providing Proof 9
Unit 1 - Matching 10
Unit 1 - Words in Context 10
Unit 1 -Combining Sentences 11
Unit 2 - Writing a Letter 12 to 13
Unit 2 - Letter-Writing Format 14 to 15
Unit 3 - Interpreting Information 16 to 17
Unit 3 - Words in Context 18 to 19
Unit 3 - Supporting an Answer 19 to 20
Unit 3 - Essay Writing 21
Unit 4 - Library Organization 22
Unit 4 - Using the Dewey System 23
Unit 4 - Locating Books 23
Unit 4 - Using Proofreading Skills 24
Unit 4 - Extending Concepts 25
Unit 4 - Classifying Analogies 26 to 27
Unit 5 - Paragraph Order 28
Unit 5 - Fact or Opinion 29
Unit 5 - Reading Critically 30
Unit 5 - Essay Writing 31
Unit 6 - Understanding Expository Texts 32 to 33
Unit 6 - Planning an Expository Text 33 to 34
Unit 6 - Drafting an Expository Text 35
Unit 6 - Proofreading and Editing a Draft 36
Unit 6 - Writing the Presentation Copy 37
Unit 7 - Reading for Information 38
Unit 7 - Showing Understanding 38 to 39
Unit 7 - Incorrect to Correct 39
Unit 7 - Selecting the Main Idea 40 to 41
Unit 7 - Note-Taking and Topic Sentences 42
Unit 8 - Understanding Text Types 43
Unit 8 - Determining Text Types 44
Unit 8 - Finding the Author's Purpose 45
Unit 8 - Determining the Purpose 46 to 47
Unit 8 - Recognizing a Narrative 47 to 48
Unit 8 - Planning and Writing a Narrative 48 to 49
Unit 9 - All About Context Clues 50
Unit 9 - Using Context Clues 51
Unit 9 - Completing a Cloze Using Context Clues 52
Unit 9 - Using Context to Get Meaning 53
Unit 10 - Reading Maps and Keys 54 to 55
Unit 10 - Interpreting a Map 56
Unit 10 - Personalized Maps 57
Unit 11 - Using Guided Reading 58 to 59
Unit 11 - Supporting Statements 59 to 60
Unit 11 - Completing an Event Grid 60
Unit 11 - Thinking Critically 61
Unit 11 - Wrong to Right 62
Unit 11 - Associating Word Meanings 62
Unit 12 - Matching Terms and Definitions 63
Unit 12 - Interpreting Pictures 64
Unit 12 - Using Guided Reading for a Recount 65 to 67
Unit 12 - Expanding Sentences 67
Unit 12 - Understanding Explanatory Texts 68 to 69
Unit 12 - Reading a Procedure Text 69 to 70
Unit 12 - Giving Reasons 70 to 71
Unit 12 - Researching 71
Unit 13 - Interpreting Graphs 72 to 73
Unit 13 - Making a Survey 73 to 74

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.7.6: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

Activity Page
Unit 1 - Words in Context 10
Unit 1 - Matching 10
Unit 3 - Words in Context 18 to 19
Unit 4 - Library Organization 22
Unit 4 - Using the Dewey System 23
Unit 4 - Locating Books 23
Unit 4 - Using Proofreading Skills 24
Unit 4 - Extending Concepts 25
Unit 4 - Classifying Analogies 26 to 27
Unit 7 - Selecting the Main Idea 40 to 41
Unit 8 - Understanding Text Types 43
Unit 8 - Determining Text Types 44
Unit 8 - Determining the Purpose 46 to 47
Unit 8 - Recognizing a Narrative 47 to 48
Unit 8 - Planning and Writing a Narrative 48 to 49
Unit 9 - All About Context Clues 50
Unit 9 - Using Context Clues 51
Unit 9 - Completing a Cloze Using Context Clues 52
Unit 9 - Using Context to Get Meaning 53
Unit 10 - Reading Maps and Keys 54 to 55
Unit 11 - Completing an Event Grid 60
Unit 11 - Thinking Critically 61
Unit 11 - Wrong to Right 62
Unit 11 - Associating Word Meanings 62
Unit 12 - Matching Terms and Definitions 63
Unit 12 - Expanding Sentences 67
Unit 13 - Interpreting Graphs 72 to 73
Unit 13 - Making a Survey 73 to 74

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.7.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

Activity Page
Unit 1 - Words in Context 10
Unit 3 - Words in Context 18 to 19
Unit 4 - Extending Concepts 25
Unit 4 - Classifying Analogies 26 to 27
Unit 9 - All About Context Clues 50
Unit 9 - Using Context Clues 51
Unit 9 - Using Context to Get Meaning 53
Unit 11 - Wrong to Right 62
Unit 11 - Associating Word Meanings 62

Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 7

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.7.1: Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Activity Pages
Unit 1 - Reading for Information 5 to 7
Unit 1 - Answering Questions 7 to 8
Unit 2 - Letter-Writing Format 14 to 15
Unit 3 - Interpreting Information 16 to 17
Unit 3 - Supporting an Answer 19 to 20
Unit 7 - Showing Understanding 38 to 39
Unit 7 - Reading for Information 38
Unit 7 - Incorrect to Correct 39
Unit 7 - Note-Taking and Topic Sentences 42
Unit 10 - Reading Maps and Keys 54 to 55
Unit 10 - Interpreting a Map 56
Unit 11 - Using Guided Reading 58 to 59
Unit 11 - Supporting Statements 59 to 60
Unit 13 - Interpreting Graphs 72 to 73

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.7.3: Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).

Activity Pages
Unit 1 - Reading for Information 5 to 7
Unit 1 - Answering Questions 7 to 8
Unit 3 - Supporting an Answer 19 to 20
Unit 5 - Fact or Opinion 29
Unit 11 - Using Guided Reading 58 to 59
Unit 11 - Supporting Statements 59 to 60
Unit 11 - Completing an Event Grid 60
Unit 12 - Using Guided Reading for a Recount 65 to 67
Unit 12 - Reading a Procedure Text 69 to 70
Unit 13 - Making a Survey 73 to 74

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.7.2: Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

Activity Page
Unit 1 - Completing a Grid 8
Unit 1 - Providing Proof 9
Unit 5 - Paragraph Order 28
Unit 7 - Showing Understanding 38 to 39
Unit 7 - Note-Taking and Topic Sentences 42
Unit 12 - Using Guided Reading for a Recount 65 to 67
Unit 12 - Understanding Explanatory Texts 68 to 69
Unit 12 - Giving Reasons 70 to 71

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.7.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

Activity Pages
Unit 1 - Reading for Information 5 to 7
Unit 2 - Letter-Writing Format 14 to 15
Unit 3 - Interpreting Information 16 to 17
Unit 3 - Supporting an Answer 19 to 20
Unit 5 - Paragraph Order 28
Unit 7 - Reading for Information 38
Unit 7 - Showing Understanding 38 to 39
Unit 7 - Incorrect to Correct 39
Unit 7 - Selecting the Main Idea 40 to 41
Unit 9 - All About Context Clues 50
Unit 9 - Using Context Clues 51
Unit 9 - Completing a Cloze Using Context Clues 52
Unit 10 - Reading Maps and Keys 54 to 55
Unit 11 - Completing an Event Grid 60
Unit 12 - Expanding Sentences 67
Unit 12 - Understanding Explanatory Texts 68 to 69
Unit 12 - Researching 71
Unit 13 - Interpreting Graphs 72 to 73

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.7.6: Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.

Activity Pages
Unit 6 - Understanding Expository Texts 32 to 33
Unit 8 - Finding the Author's Purpose 45

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.7.8: Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.

Activity Pages
Unit 3 - Supporting an Answer 19 to 20
Unit 5 - Fact or Opinion 29
Unit 6 - Understanding Expository Texts 32 to 33
Unit 11 - Supporting Statements 59 to 60

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.RI.7.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Activity Pages
Unit 1 - Reading for Information 5 to 7
Unit 3 - Interpreting Information 16 to 17
Unit 4 - Library Organization 22
Unit 4 - Using the Dewey System 23
Unit 4 - Locating Books 23
Unit 5 - Paragraph Order 28
Unit 6 - Understanding Expository Texts 32 to 33
Unit 7 - Reading for Information 38
Unit 7 - Selecting the Main Idea 40 to 41
Unit 8 - Understanding Text Types 43
Unit 8 - Determining Text Types 44
Unit 8 - Finding the Author's Purpose 45
Unit 9 - Completing a Cloze Using Context Clues 52
Unit 10 - Reading Maps and Keys 54 to 55
Unit 10 - Interpreting a Map 56
Unit 11 - Using Guided Reading 58 to 59
Unit 12 - Using Guided Reading for a Recount 65 to 67
Unit 12 - Understanding Explanatory Texts 68 to 69
Unit 12 - Reading a Procedure Text 69 to 70
Unit 13 - Interpreting Graphs 72 to 73

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.

Activity Page
Unit 5 - Reading Critically 30
Unit 8 - Determining the Purpose 46 to 47

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.

Activity Pages
Unit 8 - Determining the Purpose 46 to 47
Unit 8 - Recognizing a Narrative 47 to 48

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.

Activity Pages
Unit 2 - Writing a Letter 12 to 13
Unit 5 - Reading Critically 30
Unit 8 - Determining the Purpose 46 to 47
Unit 8 - Recognizing a Narrative 47 to 48

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.

Activity Pages
Unit 8 - Recognizing a Narrative 47 to 48

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.

Activity Pages
Unit 2 - Writing a Letter 12 to 13
Unit 5 - Reading Critically 30
Unit 8 - Determining the Purpose 46 to 47
Unit 8 - Recognizing a Narrative 47 to 48

Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 8

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.

Activity Pages
Unit 1 - Reading for Information 5 to 7
Unit 1 - Answering Questions 7 to 8
Unit 2 - Letter-Writing Format 14 to 15
Unit 3 - Interpreting Information 16 to 17
Unit 3 - Supporting an Answer 19 to 20
Unit 7 - Showing Understanding 38 to 39
Unit 7 - Reading for Information 38
Unit 7 - Incorrect to Correct 39
Unit 7 - Note-Taking and Topic Sentences 42
Unit 10 - Reading Maps and Keys 54 to 55
Unit 10 - Interpreting a Map 56
Unit 11 - Using Guided Reading 58 to 59
Unit 11 - Supporting Statements 59 to 60
Unit 13 - Interpreting Graphs 72 to 73

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).

Activity Pages
Unit 1 - Reading for Information 5 to 7
Unit 1 - Answering Questions 7 to 8
Unit 3 - Supporting an Answer 19 to 20
Unit 4 - Classifying Analogies 26 to 27
Unit 5 - Fact or Opinion 29
Unit 11 - Using Guided Reading 58 to 59
Unit 11 - Supporting Statements 59 to 60
Unit 11 - Completing an Event Grid 60
Unit 12 - Using Guided Reading for a Recount 65 to 67
Unit 12 - Reading a Procedure Text 69 to 70
Unit 13 - Making a Survey 73 to 74

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.

Activity Page
Unit 1 - Completing a Grid 8
Unit 1 - Providing Proof 9
Unit 5 - Paragraph Order 28
Unit 7 - Showing Understanding 38 to 39
Unit 7 - Note-Taking and Topic Sentences 42
Unit 12 - Using Guided Reading for a Recount 65 to 67
Unit 12 - Understanding Explanatory Texts 68 to 69
Unit 12 - Giving Reasons 70 to 71

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.

Activity Pages
Unit 1 - Reading for Information 5 to 7
Unit 2 - Letter-Writing Format 14 to 15
Unit 3 - Interpreting Information 16 to 17
Unit 3 - Supporting an Answer 19 to 20
Unit 5 - Paragraph Order 28
Unit 7 - Showing Understanding 38 to 39
Unit 7 - Reading for Information 38
Unit 7 - Incorrect to Correct 39
Unit 7 - Selecting the Main Idea 40 to 41
Unit 9 - All About Context Clues 50
Unit 9 - Using Context Clues 51
Unit 9 - Completing a Cloze Using Context Clues 52
Unit 10 - Reading Maps and Keys 54 to 55
Unit 11 - Completing an Event Grid 60
Unit 12 - Expanding Sentences 67
Unit 12 - Understanding Explanatory Texts 68 to 69
Unit 12 - Researching 71
Unit 13 - Interpreting Graphs 72 to 73

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.

Activity Page
Unit 1 - Completing a Grid 8
Unit 1 - Providing Proof 9
Unit 11 - Supporting Statements 59 to 60

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.

Activity Pages
Unit 6 - Understanding Expository Texts 32 to 33
Unit 8 - Finding the Author's Purpose 45

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.

Activity Pages
Unit 3 - Supporting an Answer 19 to 20
Unit 5 - Fact or Opinion 29
Unit 6 - Understanding Expository Texts 32 to 33
Unit 11 - Supporting Statements 59 to 60

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.

Activity Pages
Unit 1 - Reading for Information 5 to 7
Unit 3 - Interpreting Information 16 to 17
Unit 4 - Library Organization 22
Unit 4 - Locating Books 23
Unit 4 - Using the Dewey System 23
Unit 5 - Paragraph Order 28
Unit 6 - Understanding Expository Texts 32 to 33
Unit 7 - Reading for Information 38
Unit 7 - Selecting the Main Idea 40 to 41
Unit 8 - Understanding Text Types 43
Unit 8 - Determining Text Types 44
Unit 8 - Finding the Author's Purpose 45
Unit 9 - Completing a Cloze Using Context Clues 52
Unit 10 - Reading Maps and Keys 54 to 55
Unit 10 - Interpreting a Map 56
Unit 11 - Using Guided Reading 58 to 59
Unit 12 - Using Guided Reading for a Recount 65 to 67
Unit 12 - Understanding Explanatory Texts 68 to 69
Unit 12 - Reading a Procedure Text 69 to 70
Unit 13 - Interpreting Graphs 72 to 73

Strand - Writing Standards, Grade 8

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.8.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

Activity Pages
Unit 1 - Reading for Information 5 to 7
Unit 1 - Answering Questions 7 to 8
Unit 1 - Providing Proof 9
Unit 1 -Combining Sentences 11
Unit 2 - Writing a Letter 12 to 13
Unit 2 - Letter-Writing Format 14 to 15
Unit 3 - Supporting an Answer 19 to 20
Unit 3 - Essay Writing 21
Unit 5 - Essay Writing 31
Unit 7 - Note-Taking and Topic Sentences 42
Unit 10 - Reading Maps and Keys 54 to 55
Unit 10 - Personalized Maps 57
Unit 12 - Expanding Sentences 67
Unit 13 - Interpreting Graphs 72 to 73
Unit 13 - Making a Survey 73 to 74

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.8.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

Activity Pages
Unit 2 - Writing a Letter 12 to 13
Unit 3 - Essay Writing 21
Unit 5 - Essay Writing 31
Unit 8 - Planning and Writing a Narrative 48 to 49

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.8.1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

Activity Pages
Unit 3 - Supporting an Answer 19 to 20
Unit 3 - Essay Writing 21
Unit 6 - Planning an Expository Text 33 to 34
Unit 6 - Drafting an Expository Text 35
Unit 6 - Proofreading and Editing a Draft 36
Unit 6 - Writing the Presentation Copy 37
Unit 11 - Supporting Statements 59 to 60

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.8.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Activity Pages
Unit 1 - Reading for Information 5 to 7
Unit 1 - Answering Questions 7 to 8
Unit 1 -Combining Sentences 11
Unit 2 - Writing a Letter 12 to 13
Unit 3 - Essay Writing 21
Unit 5 - Essay Writing 31
Unit 8 - Planning and Writing a Narrative 48 to 49
Unit 10 - Personalized Maps 57
Unit 13 - Making a Survey 73 to 74

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.8.5: With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.

Activity Pages
Unit 6 - Planning an Expository Text 33 to 34
Unit 6 - Drafting an Expository Text 35
Unit 6 - Proofreading and Editing a Draft 36

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.8.9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Activity Pages
Unit 1 - Reading for Information 5 to 7
Unit 1 - Answering Questions 7 to 8
Unit 1 - Providing Proof 9
Unit 3 - Supporting an Answer 19 to 20
Unit 12 - Using Guided Reading for a Recount 65 to 67
Unit 12 - Researching 71
Unit 13 - Interpreting Graphs 72 to 73
Unit 13 - Making a Survey 73 to 74

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.8.8: Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

Activity Page
Unit 12 - Researching 71

Range of Writing

ELA.W.8.10: Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

Activity Pages
Unit 1 - Answering Questions 7 to 8
Unit 1 - Providing Proof 9
Unit 2 - Writing a Letter 12 to 13
Unit 2 - Letter-Writing Format 14 to 15
Unit 3 - Supporting an Answer 19 to 20
Unit 3 - Essay Writing 21
Unit 5 - Essay Writing 31
Unit 6 - Planning an Expository Text 33 to 34
Unit 6 - Drafting an Expository Text 35
Unit 6 - Proofreading and Editing a Draft 36
Unit 6 - Writing the Presentation Copy 37
Unit 7 - Incorrect to Correct 39
Unit 7 - Note-Taking and Topic Sentences 42
Unit 8 - Planning and Writing a Narrative 48 to 49
Unit 9 - All About Context Clues 50
Unit 10 - Reading Maps and Keys 54 to 55
Unit 10 - Personalized Maps 57
Unit 11 - Supporting Statements 59 to 60
Unit 12 - Expanding Sentences 67
Unit 12 - Giving Reasons 70 to 71
Unit 12 - Researching 71
Unit 13 - Interpreting Graphs 72 to 73
Unit 13 - Making a Survey 73 to 74

Strand - Language Standards, Grade 8

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.8.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Activity Page
Unit 1 - Providing Proof 9
Unit 2 - Writing a Letter 12 to 13
Unit 3 - Supporting an Answer 19 to 20
Unit 3 - Essay Writing 21
Unit 4 - Using Proofreading Skills 24
Unit 5 - Essay Writing 31
Unit 6 - Planning an Expository Text 33 to 34
Unit 6 - Drafting an Expository Text 35
Unit 6 - Proofreading and Editing a Draft 36
Unit 6 - Writing the Presentation Copy 37
Unit 9 - All About Context Clues 50
Unit 11 - Supporting Statements 59 to 60
Unit 12 - Expanding Sentences 67

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.8.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Activity Page
Unit 1 - Providing Proof 9
Unit 2 - Writing a Letter 12 to 13
Unit 3 - Supporting an Answer 19 to 20
Unit 3 - Essay Writing 21
Unit 5 - Essay Writing 31
Unit 6 - Planning an Expository Text 33 to 34
Unit 6 - Drafting an Expository Text 35
Unit 6 - Proofreading and Editing a Draft 36
Unit 6 - Writing the Presentation Copy 37
Unit 9 - All About Context Clues 50
Unit 12 - Expanding Sentences 67

Knowledge of Language

ELA.L.8.3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

Activity Page
Unit 1 - Providing Proof 9
Unit 2 - Writing a Letter 12 to 13
Unit 3 - Supporting an Answer 19 to 20
Unit 3 - Essay Writing 21
Unit 4 - Using Proofreading Skills 24
Unit 5 - Essay Writing 31
Unit 6 - Planning an Expository Text 33 to 34
Unit 6 - Drafting an Expository Text 35
Unit 6 - Proofreading and Editing a Draft 36
Unit 6 - Writing the Presentation Copy 37
Unit 7 - Selecting the Main Idea 40 to 41
Unit 8 - Understanding Text Types 43
Unit 8 - Determining Text Types 44
Unit 9 - All About Context Clues 50
Unit 9 - Completing a Cloze Using Context Clues 52
Unit 11 - Supporting Statements 59 to 60
Unit 11 - Thinking Critically 61
Unit 12 - Matching Terms and Definitions 63
Unit 12 - Expanding Sentences 67
Unit 12 - Understanding Explanatory Texts 68 to 69
Unit 12 - Giving Reasons 70 to 71

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.8.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words or phrases based on grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

Activity Pages
Unit 1 - Reading for Information 5 to 7
Unit 1 - Answering Questions 7 to 8
Unit 1 - Completing a Grid 8
Unit 1 - Providing Proof 9
Unit 1 - Words in Context 10
Unit 1 - Matching 10
Unit 1 -Combining Sentences 11
Unit 2 - Writing a Letter 12 to 13
Unit 2 - Letter-Writing Format 14 to 15
Unit 3 - Interpreting Information 16 to 17
Unit 3 - Words in Context 18 to 19
Unit 3 - Supporting an Answer 19 to 20
Unit 3 - Essay Writing 21
Unit 4 - Library Organization 22
Unit 4 - Locating Books 23
Unit 4 - Using the Dewey System 23
Unit 4 - Using Proofreading Skills 24
Unit 4 - Extending Concepts 25
Unit 4 - Classifying Analogies 26 to 27
Unit 5 - Paragraph Order 28
Unit 5 - Fact or Opinion 29
Unit 5 - Reading Critically 30
Unit 5 - Essay Writing 31
Unit 6 - Understanding Expository Texts 32 to 33
Unit 6 - Planning an Expository Text 33 to 34
Unit 6 - Drafting an Expository Text 35
Unit 6 - Proofreading and Editing a Draft 36
Unit 6 - Writing the Presentation Copy 37
Unit 7 - Showing Understanding 38 to 39
Unit 7 - Reading for Information 38
Unit 7 - Incorrect to Correct 39
Unit 7 - Selecting the Main Idea 40 to 41
Unit 7 - Note-Taking and Topic Sentences 42
Unit 8 - Understanding Text Types 43
Unit 8 - Determining Text Types 44
Unit 8 - Finding the Author's Purpose 45
Unit 8 - Determining the Purpose 46 to 47
Unit 8 - Recognizing a Narrative 47 to 48
Unit 9 - All About Context Clues 50
Unit 9 - Using Context Clues 51
Unit 9 - Completing a Cloze Using Context Clues 52
Unit 9 - Using Context to Get Meaning 53
Unit 10 - Reading Maps and Keys 54 to 55
Unit 10 - Interpreting a Map 56
Unit 10 - Personalized Maps 57
Unit 11 - Using Guided Reading 58 to 59
Unit 11 - Supporting Statements 59 to 60
Unit 11 - Completing an Event Grid 60
Unit 11 - Thinking Critically 61
Unit 11 - Wrong to Right 62
Unit 11 - Associating Word Meanings 62
Unit 12 - Matching Terms and Definitions 63
Unit 12 - Interpreting Pictures 64
Unit 12 - Using Guided Reading for a Recount 65 to 67
Unit 12 - Expanding Sentences 67
Unit 12 - Understanding Explanatory Texts 68 to 69
Unit 12 - Reading a Procedure Text 69 to 70
Unit 12 - Giving Reasons 70 to 71
Unit 12 - Researching 71
Unit 13 - Interpreting Graphs 72 to 73
Unit 13 - Making a Survey 73 to 74

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.8.6: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

Activity Page
Unit 1 - Matching 10
Unit 1 - Words in Context 10
Unit 3 - Words in Context 18 to 19
Unit 4 - Library Organization 22
Unit 4 - Locating Books 23
Unit 4 - Using the Dewey System 23
Unit 4 - Using Proofreading Skills 24
Unit 4 - Extending Concepts 25
Unit 4 - Classifying Analogies 26 to 27
Unit 7 - Selecting the Main Idea 40 to 41
Unit 8 - Understanding Text Types 43
Unit 8 - Determining Text Types 44
Unit 8 - Determining the Purpose 46 to 47
Unit 8 - Recognizing a Narrative 47 to 48
Unit 9 - All About Context Clues 50
Unit 9 - Using Context Clues 51
Unit 9 - Completing a Cloze Using Context Clues 52
Unit 9 - Using Context to Get Meaning 53
Unit 10 - Reading Maps and Keys 54 to 55
Unit 11 - Completing an Event Grid 60
Unit 11 - Thinking Critically 61
Unit 11 - Wrong to Right 62
Unit 11 - Associating Word Meanings 62
Unit 12 - Matching Terms and Definitions 63
Unit 12 - Expanding Sentences 67
Unit 13 - Interpreting Graphs 72 to 73
Unit 13 - Making a Survey 73 to 74

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.8.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

Activity Page
Unit 1 - Words in Context 10
Unit 3 - Words in Context 18 to 19
Unit 4 - Extending Concepts 25
Unit 4 - Classifying Analogies 26 to 27
Unit 9 - All About Context Clues 50
Unit 9 - Using Context Clues 51
Unit 9 - Using Context to Get Meaning 53
Unit 11 - Associating Word Meanings 62
Unit 11 - Wrong to Right 62

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