West Virginia Standards
WV.RLA.S.8.1. Reading: Students will use skills to read for literacy experiences, read to inform and read to perform a task by identifying and using the dimensions of reading components (phonemic awareness, phonics, background knowledge/vocabulary, high frequency words/fluency, comprehension, writing and motivation to read) and employing a wide variety of literature in developing independence as readers.
RLA.O.8.1.12. Students will identify literary technique used to interpret literature:
RLA.O.8.1.12.c. Persuasive language
WV.RLA.S.8.2. Writing: Students will apply writing skills and strategies to communicate effectively for different purposes by using the writing process, applying grammatical and mechanical properties in writing and selecting and evaluating information for research purposes.
RLA.O.8.2.07. Students will independently resolve information conflicts and validate information through assessing, researching and comparing data.