Virginia Standards for Eighth Grade English Language Arts

Capitalization
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Compound and Complex Sentences
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Descriptive Text
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Gerunds, Infinitives, and Participles
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Library Skills
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Modifiers-Adverbs
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Persuasive Text
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Punctuation
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Reading and the Internet
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Reading Rate
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Reading-Drama
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Regular and Irregular Verbs
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Sentences
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Text Features
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Titles and Authors
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Usage
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VA.ESOL. Virginia 2010 English Standards of Learning

Communication: Speaking, Listening, Media Literacy

8.1. The student will use interviewing techniques to gain information.
8.1.a) Prepare and ask relevant questions for the interview.
Conducting Interviews and Discussions
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8.1.c) Compile, accurately report, and publish responses.
Conducting Interviews and Discussions
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8.1.d) Evaluate the effectiveness of the interview.
Conducting Interviews and Discussions
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8.2. The student will develop and deliver oral presentations in groups and individually.
8.2.a) Choose topic and purpose appropriate to the audience.
Speaking
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8.2.c) Use appropriate verbal and nonverbal presentation skills.
Speaking
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8.2.h) Use a variety of strategies to listen actively.
Conducting Interviews and Discussions
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Reading

8.4. The student will apply knowledge of word origins, analogies, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development within authentic texts.
8.4.a) Identify and analyze an author's use of figurative language.
Figurative Language
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Reading-Figurative Language
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8.4.b) Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meaning and differentiate among multiple meanings of words and phrases.
Vocabulary
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8.4.c) Use roots, affixes, cognates, synonyms, and antonyms to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words and technical vocabulary.
Structural Analysis
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Vocabulary
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Adding New Words to Our Language
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Reading-Structural Analysis
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8.4.d) Use dictionaries, thesauruses, and glossaries to determine definition, pronunciation, etymology, spelling, and usage of words.
Dictionary Skills
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Using References
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8.4.e) Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.
Vocabulary
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8.5. The student will read and analyze a variety of fictional texts, narrative nonfiction, and poetry.
8.5.a) Explain the use of symbols and figurative language.
Figurative Language
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Reading-Figurative Language
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8.5.b) Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using evidence from text as support.
Thinking Skills
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8.5.c) Explain how authors use characters, conflict, point of view, voice, and tone to create meaning.
Narrative Text
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8.5.e) Compare and contrast the author's use of word choice, dialogue, form, rhyme, rhythm, and voice in different texts.
Narrative Text
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Reading-Figurative Language
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8.5.m) Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
Reading Process
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8.6. The student will read, comprehend, and analyze a variety of nonfiction texts.
8.6.b) Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using evidence from text as support.
Expository Text
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Thinking Skills
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8.6.c) Analyze the author's qualifications, viewpoint, and impact.
Author's Purpose
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8.6.e) Analyze details for relevance and accuracy.
Expository Text
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8.6.g) Identify the main idea.
Expository Text
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8.6.h) Summarize the text identifying supporting details.
Expository Text
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8.6.k) Evaluate, organize, and synthesize information for use in written and oral formats.
Thinking Skills
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8.6.l) Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
Reading Process
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Research

8.9. The student will apply knowledge of appropriate reference materials to produce a research product.
8.9.d) Make sense of information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view or bias.
Thinking Skills
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8.9.e) Cite primary and secondary sources using Modern Language Association (MLA) or American Psychological Association (APA) style.
Writing a Research Report
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8.9.g) Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
Writing a Research Report
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Writing

8.8. The student will edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and paragraphing.
8.8.b) Use and punctuate correctly varied sentence structures to include conjunctions and transition words.
8.8.g) Use correct spelling for frequently used words.
Spelling
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Spelling
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