Virginia Standards of Learning
8.5. The student will read and analyze a variety of fictional texts, literary nonfiction, poetry, and drama.
8.5.e. Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using references to the text for support.
8.5.j. Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
8.6. The student will read, comprehend, and analyze a variety of nonfiction texts.
8.6.d. Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using evidence from text as support.
8.6.k. Evaluate, organize, and synthesize information for use in written and other formats.
8.9. The student will find, evaluate, select, and synthesize appropriate resources to produce a research product.
8.9.b. Collect and synthesize information from multiple sources.
8.9.d. Analyze information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view, or bias.