Illinois Standards 8th Grade ELA Activities
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IL.1. Reading: Read with understanding and fluency.
1.A. Apply word analysis and vocabulary skills to comprehend selections.
1.A.3a. Apply knowledge of word origins and derivations to comprehend words used in specific content areas (e.g., scientific, political, literary, mathematical).
1.A.3b. Analyze the meaning of words and phrases in their context.
1.C. Comprehend a broad range of reading materials.
1.C.3b. Interpret and analyze entire narrative text using story elements, point of view and theme.
1.C.3d. Summarize and make generalizations from content and relate them to the purpose of the material.
1.C.3e. Compare how authors and illustrators use text and art across materials to express their ideas (e.g., foreshadowing, flashbacks, color, strong verbs, language that inspires).
1.C.3f. Interpret tables that display textual information and data in visual formats.
IL.2. Literature: Read and understand literature representative of various societies, eras and ideas.
2.A. Understand how literary elements and techniques are used to convey meaning.
2.A.3a. Identify and analyze a variety of literary techniques (e.g., figurative language, allusion, dialogue, description, word choice, dialect) within classical and contemporary works representing a variety of genres.
2.A.3b. Describe how the development of theme, character, plot and setting contribute to the overall impact of a piece of literature.
2.A.3c. Identify characteristics and authors of various literary forms (e.g., short stories, novels, drama, fables, biographies, documentaries, poetry, science fiction).
2.B. Read and interpret a variety of literary works.
2.B.3c. Analyze how characters in literature deal with conflict, solve problems and relate to real-life situations.
IL.3. Writing: Write to communicate for a variety of purposes.
3.A. Use correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization and structure.
3.A.3. Write compositions that contain complete sentences and effective paragraphs using English conventions.
IL.4. Listening and Speaking: Listen and speak effectively in a variety of situations.
4.B. Speak effectively using language appropriate to the situation and audience.
4.B.3a. Deliver planned oral presentations, using language and vocabulary appropriate to the purpose, message and audience; provide details and supporting information that clarify main ideas; and use visual aids and contemporary technology as support.
4.B.3b. Design and produce reports and multi-media compositions that represent group projects.
IL.5. Research: Use the language arts to acquire, assess and communicate information.
5.B. Analyze and evaluate information acquired from various sources.
5.B.3b. Identify, evaluate and cite primary sources.
5.C. Apply acquired information, concepts and ideas to communicate in a variety of formats.
5.C.3b. Prepare and orally present original work (e.g., poems, monologues, reports, plays, stories) supported by research.
5.C.3c. Take notes, conduct interviews, organize and report information in oral, visual and electronic formats.
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