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Oregon Standards for Eighth Grade English Language Arts

OR.EL.08.LI. LITERATURE

Listen to and Read Literary Text: Listen to text and read text to make connections and respond to a wide variety of literature of varying complexity.

EL.08.LI.01. Listen to text and read text to make connections and respond to historically or culturally significant works of literature that enhance the study of other subjects.

Literary Text: Develop an Interpretation: Develop an interpretation of grade-level literary text.

EL.08.LI.05. Identify the actions and motives (e.g., loyalty, selfishness, conscientiousness) of characters in a work of fiction, including contrasting motives that advance the plot or promote the theme, and discuss their importance to the plot or theme.
EL.08.LI.06. Identify and analyze the development of themes in literary works based on evidence in the text.
EL.08.LI.07. Infer the main idea when it is not explicitly stated, and support with evidence from the text.
EL.08.LI.08. Infer unstated reasons for actions based on evidence in the text.

Literary Text: Examine Content and Structure: Examine content and structure of grade-level literary text.

EL.08.LI.09. Identify significant literary devices, such as simile, metaphor, personification, symbolism, dialect, and irony which define a writer's style, and use those elements to analyze and evaluate the work.
EL.08.LI.12. Analyze the importance of the setting (place, time, customs) to the mood, tone, and meaning of the text.
EL.08.LI.13. Analyze how dialogue is used to develop characters and mood in a selection.
EL.08.LI.14. Evaluate the structural elements of the plot, such as subplots, parallel episodes, and climax, including the way in which conflicts are (or are not) addressed and resolved.

OR.EL.08.RE. READING

Informational Text: Demonstrate General Understanding: Demonstrate general understanding of grade-level informational text across the subject areas.

EL.08.RE.17. Identify and/or summarize sequence of events, main ideas, facts, supporting details, and opinions in informational and practical selections.
EL.08.RE.18. Clarify understanding of informational texts by creating detailed outlines, graphic organizers, diagrams, logical notes, or summaries.

Informational Text: Develop an Interpretation: Develop an interpretation of grade-level informational text across the subject areas.

EL.08.RE.20. Determine an author's implicit and explicit assumptions and beliefs about a subject based on evidence in the selection.
EL.08.RE.21. Infer the main idea when it is not explicitly stated, and support with evidence from the text.

Informational Text: Examine Content and Structure: Examine content and structure of grade-level informational text across the subject areas.

EL.08.RE.22. Determine the author's purpose and perspective and relate them to specific details in the text.
EL.08.RE.23. Note and analyze instances of unsupported inferences, deceptive reasoning, persuasion, and propaganda in text.
EL.08.RE.26. Find similarities and differences between texts in the treatment, amount and depth of coverage, or organization of ideas on a particular subject.
EL.08.RE.27. Synthesize and use information from a variety of consumer and public documents to explain a situation or decision and to solve a problem.

Listen to and Read Informational and Narrative Text: Listen to, read, and understand a wide variety of informational and narrative text across the subject areas at school and on own, applying comprehension strategies as needed. Suggested grade-level target for reading ON OWN: Eighth Grade: 1,000,000 words annually.

EL.08.RE.02. Listen to, read, and understand a wide variety of informational and narrative text, including classic and contemporary literature, poetry, magazines, newspapers, reference materials, and online information.
EL.08.RE.03. Make connections to text, within text, and among texts across the subject areas.
EL.08.RE.05. Match reading to purpose--location of information, full comprehension, and personal enjoyment.
EL.08.RE.06. Understand and draw upon a variety of comprehension strategies as needed--rereading, self-correcting, summarizing, class and group discussions, generating and responding to essential questions, making predictions, and comparing information from several sources.
EL.08.RE.07. Clearly identify specific words or wordings that are causing comprehension difficulties and use strategies to correct.

Read to Perform a Task: Find, understand, and use specific information in a variety of texts across the subject areas to perform a task.

EL.08.RE.14. Read textbooks; biographical sketches; letters; diaries; directions; procedures; magazines; essays; primary source historical documents; editorials; news stories; periodicals; bus routes; catalogs; technical directions; consumer, workplace, and public documents.
EL.08.RE.15. Synthesize information found in various parts of charts, tables, diagrams, glossaries, or related grade-level text to reach supported conclusions.

Vocabulary: Increase word knowledge through systematic vocabulary development; determine the meaning of new words by applying knowledge of word origins, word relationships, and context clues; verify the meaning of new words; and use those new words accurately across the subject areas.

EL.08.RE.10. Determine meanings of words using contextual and structural clues.
EL.08.RE.11. Analyze idioms and comparisons, such as analogies, metaphors, and similes, to infer the literal and figurative meanings of phrases.
EL.08.RE.12. Verify the meaning of a word in its context, even when its meaning is not directly stated, through the use of definition, restatement, example, comparison, or contrast.
EL.08.RE.13. Determine pronunciations, meanings, alternate word choices, parts of speech, or etymologies of words, using dictionaries and thesauruses.

OR.EL.08.SL. SPEAKING AND LISTENING

Analysis: Evaluate the significance and accuracy of information and ideas presented in oral, visual, and multimedia communications across the subject areas.

EL.08.SL.12. Interpret and evaluate the various ways in which visual image-makers (e.g., graphic artists, illustrators, news photographers, film makers) communicate information and affect impressions and opinions.

Speaking: Communicate supported ideas across the subject areas using oral, visual, and multimedia forms in ways appropriate to topic, context, audience, and purpose ; organize oral, visual, and multimedia presentations in clear sequence, making connections and transitions among ideas and elements ; use language appropriate to topic, context, audience, and purpose ; and demonstrate control of eye contact, speaking rate, volume, enunciation, inflection, gestures, and other nonverbal techniques. Suggested speech length: Eighth Grade, 3-6 minutes.

EL.08.SL.01. Develop a focus and present information to achieve particular purposes by matching the message, vocabulary, voice modulation, expression, and tone to the audience and purpose.
EL.08.SL.05. Use precise language, action verbs, sensory details, appropriate and colorful modifiers, and the active rather than the passive voice in ways that enliven oral presentations.
EL.08.SL.07. Use appropriate enunciation, pace, eye contact, and gestures to engage the audience during formal presentations.

OR.EL.08.WR. WRITING

Conventions: Capitalization: Demonstrate knowledge of spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and penmanship across the subject areas.

EL.08.WR.22. Use correct capitalization.

Conventions: Grammar: Demonstrate knowledge of spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and penmanship across the subject areas.

EL.08.WR.19. Correctly use frequently misused words (among, between; fewer, less; bring, take; and good, well).
EL.08.WR.20. Demonstrate appropriate English usage.

Conventions: Spelling: Demonstrate knowledge of spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and penmanship across the subject areas.

EL.08.WR.17. Use correct spelling conventions.

Planning, Evaluation, and Revision: Pre-write, draft, revise, edit, and publish across the subject areas.

EL.08.WR.03. Identify audience and purpose.
EL.08.WR.04. Choose the form of writing that best suits the intended purpose--personal letter, letter to the editor, review, poem, report, or narrative.

Research Report Writing: Investigate topics of interest and importance across the subject areas, selecting appropriate media sources, using effective research processes, and demonstrating ethical use of resources and materials.

EL.08.WR.31. Use effective note-taking techniques to ensure appropriate documentation of quoted as well as paraphrased material.
EL.08.WR.35. Use appropriate methods of citation for quoted as well as paraphrased material (e.g., Works Cited Entries--MLA, Reference Entries--APA).

Writing Applications: Expository Writing: Research Reports/ Multi-media Presentations (4-HS): Write narrative, expository, and persuasive texts, using a variety of written forms--including journals, essays, short stories, poems, research reports, research papers, business and technical writing--to express ideas appropriate to audience and purpose across the subject areas. Suggested word length: Eighth Grade, 500-1,000 words.

EL.08.WR.26. Write research reports:
EL.08.WR.26.e. Document sources.

Writing Applications: Expository Writing: Response to Literary Text (4-HS): Write narrative, expository, and persuasive texts, using a variety of written forms--including journals, essays, short stories, poems, research reports, research papers, business and technical writing--to express ideas appropriate to audience and purpose across the subject areas. Suggested word length: Eighth Grade, 500- 1,000 words.

EL.08.WR.25. Write responses to literature:
EL.08.WR.25.c. Draw supported inferences about the effects of a literary work on its audience.

Writing Applications: Summaries, Business Letters, Job Applications and Resumes, Technical Writing (4-HS): Write narrative, expository, and persuasive texts, using a variety of written forms--including journals, essays, short stories, poems, research reports, research papers, business and technical writing--to express ideas appropriate to audience and purpose across the subject areas. Suggested word length: Eighth Grade, 500-1,000 words.

EL.08.WR.28. Write documents related to career development, including simple business letters, job applications and resumes that:
EL.08.WR.28.a. Present information purposefully and succinctly, meeting the needs of the intended audience.
EL.08.WR.28.b. Follow the conventional format for the type of document (e.g., letter of inquiry, memorandum).
EL.08.WR.29. Write technical documents:
EL.08.WR.29.a. Identify the sequence of activities needed to design a system, operate a tool, or explain the bylaws of an organization's constitution or guidelines.

Writing Modes: Write narrative, expository, and persuasive texts, using a variety of written forms--including journals, essays, short stories, poems, research reports, research papers, business and technical writing--to express ideas appropriate to audience and purpose across the subject areas. (Personal Narrative, Fictional Narrative, Expository, Persuasive)

Writing: Communicate supported ideas across the subject areas, including relevant examples, facts, anecdotes, and details appropriate to audience and purpose that engage reader interest ; organize information in clear sequence, making connections and transitions among ideas, sentences, and paragraphs ; and use precise words and fluent sentence structures that support meaning.

EL.08.WR.11. Support theses or conclusions with quotations, opinions from experts, paraphrases, analogies, and/or similar devices.
EL.08.WR.14. To present a lively and effective personal style, use varied sentence types (simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex) and sentence openings.
EL.08.WR.16. To indicate clearly the relationship between ideas, use subordination, coordination, appositives, and other devices.

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