New Mexico Standards 8th Grade ELA Activities
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NM.I: Reading and Listening for Comprehension. Students will apply strategies and skills to comprehend information that is read, heard, and viewed.
I-B: Gather and use information for research and other purposes
I-B:1. Use information for specific tasks by:
I-B:1.a. analyzing and evaluating information to extend ideas;
I-B:1.b. analyzing and evaluating themes and central ideas in relation to personal and societal issues; and
I-B:1.c. creating a research product in both written and presentation form.
I-C: Apply critical thinking skills to analyze information
I-C:1. Create a research product in both written and presentation form by:
I-C:1.c. selecting a presentation format (e.g., video, essay, interactive technology);
I-C:1.d. evaluating information for extraneous detail, inconsistencies, relevant facts, and organization;
I-C:1.g. citing sources used; and
I-C:2. Analyze the inferences and conclusions from fictional and non-fictional contexts, events, characters, settings, and themes.
I-D: Demonstrate competence in the skills and strategies of the reading process
I-D:1. Analyze the purpose of the author or creator and the impact of that purpose by evaluating biases, messages, and underlying assumptions of a variety of texts and media.
I-D:2. Analyze and evaluate themes and central ideas in literary and other texts in relation to personal and societal issues.
I-D:3. Recognize when information presented in a text is new knowledge and describe how it can be used.
I-D:5. Identify the topic sentence in a reading selection.
I-D:6. Independently apply the reading process and strategies to a variety of literary and informational texts and use the defining features and structures of those works to understand main elements, perspective, and style.
NM.II: Writing and Speaking for Expression. Students will communicate effectively through speaking and writing.
II-A: Use speaking as an interpersonal communication tool
II-A:1. Present similar content for various purposes and to different audiences showing appropriate changes in delivery.
II-B: Apply grammatical and language conventions to communicate
II-B:4. Use subordination, coordination, apposition, and other devices to indicate the relationship between ideas.
NM.III: Literature and Media. Students will use literature and media to develop an understanding of people, societies, and the self.
III-A: Use language, literature, and media to understand various social and cultural perspectives
III-A:1. Demonstrate familiarity with selected:
III-A:2. Use literature and media to reflect on learning experiences by:
III-A:2.a. evaluating personal perspectives and how they are influenced by society, cultural differences, and historical issues;
III-A:2.b. appraising learning as change in perspective; and
III-A:2.c. evaluating personal circumstances and background that shape interaction with literature and media.
III-B: Identify ideas and make connections among literary works
III-B:1. Identify conflict, rising action, and resolution of conflict in a literary work.
III-B:3. Identify significant literary devices (e.g., metaphor, symbolism, dialect, irony) to understand the author's meaning and perspective.
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