Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Summertime Learning Grade 8

Summertime Learning 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.

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"Paul Revere’s Ride" 37

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.

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"Paul Revere’s Ride" 37

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.

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"Paul Revere’s Ride" 37

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.

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"Paul Revere’s Ride" 37
"Reading Comprehension" 80

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.

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"Paul Revere’s Ride" 37
"Reading Comprehension" 80

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.

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"Running to Win" 13
"Nonfiction Passage" 20
"Tale of the Rats" 24
"Curfews and Fires" 29
"Powerful Predators" 34
"Conundrums" 49
"Vanilla History" 53
"Surviving the K2" 57
"Essay Writing" 60
"Preposterous!" 73
"Book Excerpt" 79
"Studying Scorpions" 84

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).

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"Running to Win" 13
"Sentence Types" 18
"Tale of the Rats" 24
"Curfews and Fires" 29
"Powerful Predators" 34
"Vanilla History" 53
"Surviving the K2" 57
"Essay Writing" 60
"Community Comparison" 64
"Colony Games" 65
"Origin Story" 69
"Preposterous!" 73
"Book Excerpt" 79
"Studying Scorpions" 84
"Locating Information" 90

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.

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"Running to Win" 13
"Curfews and Fires" 29
"Powerful Predators" 34
"Paul Revere’s Ride" 37
"Conundrums" 49
"Vanilla History" 53
"Surviving the K2" 57
"Essay Writing" 60
"Community Comparison" 64
"Colony Games" 65
"Origin Story" 69
"Book Excerpt" 79
"Studying Scorpions" 84
"Locating Information" 90

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.

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"Running to Win" 13
"Curfews and Fires" 29
"Powerful Predators" 34
"Vanilla History" 53
"Surviving the K2" 57
"Essay Writing" 60
"Book Excerpt" 79
"Studying Scorpions" 84

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.

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"Running to Win" 13
"Weight of the World" 14
"Ad Words" 17
"Nonfiction Passage" 20
"Geologic Plates" 28
"Curfews and Fires" 29
"Verb Tense" 30
"Word Zoo" 33
"Powerful Predators" 34
"Paul Revere’s Ride" 37
"Alien Activities" 44
"Conundrums" 49
"Vanilla History" 53
"Surviving the K2" 57
"Native-American Words" 59
"Community Comparison" 64
"Colony Games" 65
"Compounds All Around" 68
"Preposterous!" 73
"Rock Types" 74
"Support the Idea" 75
"Name that Place" 77
"Book Excerpt" 79
"Studying Scorpions" 84
"Lifesaving Blood" 88
"Into the Wilderness" 89
"Locating Information" 90

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.

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"Book Excerpt" 79

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.

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"Curfews and Fires" 29
"Book Excerpt" 79

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.

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"Change It Up" 12
"Weight of the World" 14
"Record Setter" 15
"Input/Output Tables" 16
"Ad Words" 17
"Sentence Types" 18
"Landmarks" 19
"Nonfiction Passage" 20
"Rhyming Pairs" 21
"Sales Figures" 22
"Learning About Myself" 23
"Tale of the Rats" 24
"Mayan Writing" 25
"Probability Puzzles" 26
"Then and Now" 27
"Geologic Plates" 28
"Curfews and Fires" 29
"Verb Tense" 30
"Crack the Code" 31
"Clean Up & Calculate" 32
"Word Zoo" 33
"Powerful Predators" 34
"Show, Don’t Tell" 35
"Get the Picture" 36
"Paul Revere’s Ride" 37
"Thesis Statements" 38
"Illuminated Ideas" 39
"Word Problems" 40
"Things in Common" 41
"Roman Numerals" 42
"Story Parts" 43
"Alien Activities" 44
"Cambodia" 45
"Real-World Fractions" 46
"Sentence Combining" 47
"Brownian Motion" 48
"Conundrums" 49
"Describing Motion" 50
"Word Winders" 51
"Recipe Math" 52
"Vanilla History" 53
"The Amazing Hand" 54
"Time & Sequence" 55
"Flavorful Graph" 56
"Surviving the K2" 57
"Subjects & Verbs" 58
"Native-American Words" 59
"Essay Writing" 60
"Hidden Meanings" 61
"Math Challenges" 62
"Using a Hook" 63
"Community Comparison" 64
"Colony Games" 65
"Graph Art" 66
"The Whole Story" 67
"Compounds All Around" 68
"Origin Story" 69
"Show Your Work" 70
"Author Code" 71
"Metric Measures" 72
"Preposterous!" 73
"Rock Types" 74
"Support the Idea" 75
"Market Math" 76
"Name that Place" 77
"Plotting a Story" 78
"Book Excerpt" 79
"Reading Comprehension" 80
"Mind Benders" 81
"Triangle Experiment" 82
"What If?" 83
"Studying Scorpions" 84
"Morse Code" 85
"Cubic-Inch Estimates" 86
"Argumentative" 87
"Lifesaving Blood" 88
"Into the Wilderness" 89
"Locating Information" 90
"Family Vacation" 91

Strand - Writing Standards, Grade 8

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.

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"Record Setter" 15
"Mayan Writing" 25
"Then and Now" 27
"Story Parts" 43
"The Whole Story" 67
"Plotting a Story" 78
"What If?" 83

Text Types and Purposes

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

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"Learning About Myself" 23
"Using a Hook" 63
"Support the Idea" 75
"Mind Benders" 81
"Argumentative" 87

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.

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"Learning About Myself" 23
"Probability Puzzles" 26
"Then and Now" 27
"Show, Don’t Tell" 35
"Brownian Motion" 48
"Conundrums" 49
"The Amazing Hand" 54
"Origin Story" 69
"Book Excerpt" 79

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.

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"Record Setter" 15
"Learning About Myself" 23
"Probability Puzzles" 26
"Then and Now" 27
"Powerful Predators" 34
"Show, Don’t Tell" 35
"Thesis Statements" 38
"Illuminated Ideas" 39
"Story Parts" 43
"Sentence Combining" 47
"Brownian Motion" 48
"Conundrums" 49
"The Amazing Hand" 54
"Using a Hook" 63
"The Whole Story" 67
"Origin Story" 69
"Metric Measures" 72
"Support the Idea" 75
"Name that Place" 77
"Plotting a Story" 78
"Book Excerpt" 79
"Mind Benders" 81
"What If?" 83
"Morse Code" 85
"Argumentative" 87
"Into the Wilderness" 89

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

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

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"Record Setter" 15

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.

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"Record Setter" 15
"Sentence Types" 18
"Learning About Myself" 23
"Mayan Writing" 25
"Then and Now" 27
"Show, Don’t Tell" 35
"Thesis Statements" 38
"Illuminated Ideas" 39
"Story Parts" 43
"Sentence Combining" 47
"The Amazing Hand" 54
"Using a Hook" 63
"The Whole Story" 67
"Origin Story" 69
"Support the Idea" 75
"Name that Place" 77
"Plotting a Story" 78
"Book Excerpt" 79
"Mind Benders" 81
"What If?" 83
"Morse Code" 85
"Argumentative" 87
"Into the Wilderness" 89

Strand - Language Standards, Grade 8

Conventions of Standard English

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

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"Verb Tense" 30
"Thesis Statements" 38
"Sentence Combining" 47
"Time & Sequence" 55
"Subjects & Verbs" 58
"Using a Hook" 63
"What If?" 83

Conventions of Standard English

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

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"Thesis Statements" 38
"Sentence Combining" 47
"Time & Sequence" 55
"Subjects & Verbs" 58
"Using a Hook" 63
"What If?" 83

Knowledge of Language

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

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"Thesis Statements" 38
"Sentence Combining" 47
"Time & Sequence" 55
"Subjects & Verbs" 58
"Using a Hook" 63
"What If?" 83

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.

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"Ad Words" 17

Mathematics

Domain - The Number System, Grade 8

Know that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational numbers.

Math.8.NS.A.1: Know that numbers that are not rational are called irrational. Understand informally that every number has a decimal expansion; for rational numbers show that the decimal expansion repeats eventually, and convert a decimal expansion which repeats eventually into a rational number.

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"Metric Measures" 72

Domain - Expressions and Equations, Grade 8

Work with radicals and integer exponents.

Math.8.EE.A.1: Know and apply the properties of integer exponents to generate equivalent numerical expressions. For example, 32 × 3–5 = 3–3 = 1/33 = 1/27.

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"Cubic-Inch Estimates" 86

Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations.

Math.8.EE.B.5: Graph proportional relationships, interpreting the unit rate as the slope of the graph. Compare two different proportional relationships represented in different ways. For example, compare a distance-time graph to a distance-time equation to determine which of two moving objects has greater speed.

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"Word Problems" 40
"Describing Motion" 50

Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations.

Math.8.EE.C.7: Solve linear equations in one variable.

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"Clean Up & Calculate" 32
"Describing Motion" 50
"Market Math" 76

Domain - Functions, Grade 8

Define, evaluate, and compare functions.

Math.8.F.A.2: Compare properties of two functions each represented in a different way (algebraically, graphically, numerically in tables, or by verbal descriptions). For example, given a linear function represented by a table of values and a linear function represented by an algebraic expression, determine which function has the greater rate of change.

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"Input/Output Tables" 16
"Clean Up & Calculate" 32

Define, evaluate, and compare functions.

Math.8.F.A.1: Understand that a function is a rule that assigns to each input exactly one output. The graph of a function is the set of ordered pairs consisting of an input and the corresponding output.

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"Input/Output Tables" 16
"Recipe Math" 52
"Graph Art" 66
"Show Your Work" 70

Use functions to model relationships between quantities.

Math.8.F.B.4: Construct a function to model a linear relationship between two quantities. Determine the rate of change  and initial value of the function from a description of a relationship or from two (x, y) values, including reading these from a table or from a graph. Interpret the rate of change and initial value of a linear function in terms of the situation it models, and in terms of its graph or a table of values.

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"Graph Art" 66
"Show Your Work" 70

Domain - Geometry, Grade 8

Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem.

Math.8.G.B.8: Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find the distance between two points in a coordinate system.

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"Triangle Experiment" 82

Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem.

Math.8.G.B.7: Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to determine unknown side lengths in right triangles in real-world and mathematical problems in two and three dimensions.

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"Triangle Experiment" 82

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