Oklahoma Academic Standards
OK.8.3. Critical Reading and Writing - Students will apply critical thinking skills to reading and writing.
8.3.R. Reading - Students will comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and respond to a variety of complex texts of all literary and informational genres from a variety of historical, cultural, ethnic, and global perspectives.
8.3.R.5. Students will evaluate textual evidence to determine whether a claim is substantiated or unsubstantiated.
8.3.R.6. Students will analyze the structures of texts (e.g., compare/contrast, problem/solution, cause/effect, claims/evidence) and content by making complex inferences about texts to draw logical conclusions from textual evidence.
OK.8.6. Research - Students will engage in inquiry to acquire, refine, and share knowledge.
8.6.R. Reading - Students will comprehend, evaluate, and synthesize resources to acquire and refine knowledge.
8.6.R.3. Students will determine the relevance, reliability, and validity of the information gathered.