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8th Grade - Informational Text Standards

8th Grade English Language Arts - Informational Text Standards

Links verified on 5/3/2010

To work on eighth grade Informational Text standards, click on the numbers below to visit pages of internet resources for each of the learning standards.

Checks for Understanding are at the top of this page. Scroll down to find internet resources related to the State Performance Indicators (SPIs).

Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessment)

0801.6.1 Comprehension - Use previously learned strategies to comprehend informational texts (e.g., formulating questions before, during, and after reading; visualize, predict, identify the writer's purpose).
0801.6.2 Identify Main Idea - Identify/infer the stated or implied main idea of an informational text and identify the details supporting it.
0801.6.3 Cause and Effect - Recognize clear, but subtly stated relationships among ideas (e.g., cause-effect, comparative, sequential) in informational texts.
0801.6.4 Inferences - Make inferences and draw conclusions.
0801.6.5 Summarize - Summarize succinctly the main idea and supporting details (presented as text and/or visuals) in informational texts.
0801.6.6 Paraphrase, and Critique - Summarize, paraphrase, and critique texts (informational and literary).
0801.6.7 Synthesize - Synthesize information across two or more informational texts and technical sources.
0801.6.8 Identify Organizational Structure - Identify the organizational structures of informational texts (e.g., chapters, numbered steps).
0801.6.9 Structure - Identify the organizational structures of informational texts (e.g., chronological, sequential, cause-effect, comparison-contrast, problem-solution).
0801.6.10 Print Format - Recognize that print format varies according to purpose and genre (e.g., prose, poetry, newspaper/magazine, letters, dramas, technical manuals, textbooks).
0801.6.11 Features - Use text features to locate information and make meaning from text (e.g., headings, key words, captions, tables of content, footnotes, illustrations).
0801.6.12 Charts and Other Formats - Comprehend and interpret factual, quantitative, technical, or mathematical information presented in maps, charts, graphs, time lines, tables, and diagrams.
0801.6.13 Follow Instructions - Follow instructions in informational texts.
0801.6.14 Reading Comprehension - Use previously learned strategies to comprehend informational texts (e.g., formulating questions, visualizing, predicting, identifying the author's purpose).
0801.6.15 Techniques - Recognize and analyze written techniques such as understatement, overstatement, and irony.

State Performance Indicators

SPI 0801.6.1 Questioning - Formulate appropriate questions before, during, and after reading.
SPI 0801.6.2 Main Idea - Identify the main idea and supporting details in text.
SPI 0801.6.3 Use Text Features - Use text features to locate information and make meaning from text (e.g., headings, key words, captions, footnotes).
SPI 0801.6.4 Text Features - Interpret factual, quantitative, technical, or mathematical information presented in text features (e.g., maps, charts, graphs, time lines, tables, and diagrams).
SPI 0801.6.5 Sequence - Choose the correct order of a set of instructions.
SPI 0801.6.6 Organizational Structure - Identify the organizational structure of a text (i.e., chronological, cause-effect, comparison-contrast, sequential, problem-solution).
Review Help Resources to help review Eighth Grade English Language Arts standards

 

 

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