Colorado Common Core Standards
CO.8.2. Reading for All Purposes
8.2.2. Quality comprehension and interpretation of informational and persuasive texts demand monitoring and self-assessment. Students can:
8.2.2.c. Use Integration of Knowledge and Ideas to:
8.2.2.c.ii. 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. (CCSS: RI.8.8)
8.2.3. Context, grammar, and word choice influence the understanding of literary, persuasive, and informational texts. Students can:
8.2.3.a. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words or phrases based on grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. (CCSS: L.8.4)
8.2.3.a.ii. Explain how authors use language to influence audience perceptions of events, people, and ideas.
CO.8.4. Research and Reasoning
8.4.1. Individual research projects begin with information obtained from a variety of sources, and is organized, documented, and presented using logical procedures. Students can:
8.4.1.c. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. (CCSS: W.8.9)
8.4.1.c.ii. Apply grade 8 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g., “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”). (CCSS: W.8.9b)
8.4.2. Common fallacies and errors occur in reasoning. Students can:
8.4.2.c. Identify common reasoning fallacies in print and non-printed sources.