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.8.1.02. Students will use knowledge of Greek and Latin roots, prefixes and suffixes to determine the meaning of words, spell words, change word meanings and generate new words appropriate to grade level, recognize that knowledge of the origins and history of word meanings enhances understanding of a word’s meaning.
RLA.O.8.1.03. Students will use etymology, context clues, affixes, synonyms or antonyms to increase grade appropriate vocabulary.