Texas TEKS Standards
TX.110.20. English Language Arts and Reading, Grade 8
(8.2) Reading/Vocabulary Development. Students understand new vocabulary and use it when reading and writing. Students are expected to:
8.2 (A) Determine the meaning of grade-level academic English words derived from Latin, Greek, or other linguistic roots and affixes.
8.2 (D) Identify common words or word parts from other languages that are used in written English (e.g., phenomenon, charisma, chorus, passe, flora, fauna).
TX.110.25. English Language Arts and Reading, Reading (Elective Credit). 2009-2010
(R.2) The student acquires vocabulary through reading and systematic word study. The student is expected to:
R.2 (C) Use spelling, prefixes and suffixes, roots, and word origins to understand meanings.