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.8.1.04. Students will analyze the defining characteristics, build background knowledge and apply reading skills to understand a variety of literary passages and genres by West Virginia, national and international authors:
RLA.O.8.1.04.h. Tall tales
RLA.O.8.1.04.i. Supernatural tales
RLA.O.8.1.13. Students will use examples and details in practical texts to make inferences and logical predications about outcomes of procedures in such texts.
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.