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Grade 8

Learning to Read Independently

  • Set Purposes for Reading
  • Apply Word Recognition Skills
  • Develop Vocabulary Development
  • Comprehend and Interpret Text
  • Improve Fluency
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    Reading Critically in All Content Areas

  • Identify Detail
  • Make Inferences
  • Distinguish Fact from Opinion
  • Make Comparisons
  • Analyze and Evaluate
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    Reading, Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

  • Understand Literary Elements
  • Identify Literary Devices
  • Appreciate and Understand Poetry
  • Interpret Drama and Dramatic Elements
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    Types of Writing

  • Descriptive / Narrative
  • Informational / Persuasive
  • Creative
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    Quality of Writing

  • Focus / Content /Organization
  • Style / Conventions
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    Speaking and Listening

  • Develop Listening Skills
  • Practice Speaking Skills
  • Antonyms/Synonyms
  • Fact/Opinion / Questioning
  • Text Structure
  • Multiple Meaning Words
  • Unknown Words
  • Sequence / Inferring
  • Compare/Contrast
  • Story Structure /Authors Purpose
  • Background Knowledge
  • Main Idea/Details
  • Drawing Conclusions /Idioms Generalize / Hyperbole
  • Figurative Language: Metaphor/ Simile / Acronyms
  • Word Origins / Foreshadowing
  • Multiple Meaning Words
  • Sequence
  • Inferring/Characterization
  • Compare/Contrast
  • Story Structure / Foreshadowing
  • Background Knowledge
  • Main Idea/Details
  • Drawing Conclusions
  • Text-to-self (Internalizing text)
  • Generalize / Hyperbole
  • Figurative Language: Metaphor/ Simile / Poetic Elements
  • Myth, Legend, Folktales
  • Discuss Texts / Present Orally
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    Characteristics and Function of the English Language

  • Understand Word Origins
  • Identify Variations
  • Apply Vocabulary
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    Research

  • Select Topics
  • Locate Information
  • Organize Data
  • Discuss Texts / Present Orally