Academic Standard: Grade
Common Core State Standards
English Language Arts & Literacy
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes…
Analyze how a drama's or poem's form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning
Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.
Compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to its audio, filmed, staged, or multimedia version, analyzing the effects of techniques unique…
(RL.7.8 not applicable to literature)
Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how…
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently,…