RI.8.5 Analyze in derail the structure of specific paragraph in a text, including the role of particular sentences
RL.8.5 Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze the structure
RI.8.6 Determine the author's point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author acknowledges and respons to confict.
Vocab Acquisition and Use
L.8.5.a Interpret figures of speech (e.g. verbal irony,
puns) in context
RI.8.3 Analyze how a text makes connections among
and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events
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
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.
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.
RL.8.9 Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on
themes, patterns of events, or character types from
myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as
the Bible, including describing how the material is
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.
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.
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.
Daily implementation of scope and sequence
Non-fiction practice during guided groups via Dream IT Project
Independent Reading scheduled daily
Daily writing via journals, blogging, practice, homework
Explicit practice with word analysis strategies (roots, prefixes, suffixes)
Action and Follow Through:
Lessons Practicing Target Skills
Stems and Writing Frames
Small Group using:
- Des Cartes
- Stride Data
- Documentation via guided group form
- Des Cartes checklist for each student
- Stride quizzes that support Des Cartes skills and target standards