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ELA-08.RI.03

8th Grade ELA Targeted Standards
(RI) Reading Information Strand
Cluster: Key Ideas and Details

ELA-08.RI.03 Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

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Reasoning Targets

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Skills (Performance) Targets

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Product Targets

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Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to Score 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations. -
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0 “The Standard.” The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations. -
  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  0.5 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
0.0 Even with help, the student demonstrates no understanding or skill. -

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ELA-08.RI.04

8th Grade ELA Targeted Standards
(RI) Reading Information Strand
Cluster: Craft and Structure

ELA-08.RI.04 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can recognize figurative language.
  • I can recognize mood/tone in different genres of literature.
  • I understand figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meaning

Reasoning Targets

  • I can insightfully analyze the author's use of literary techniques and devices and provide extensive textual support for the analysis.
  • I can analyze prefix/suffixes and use them to make meaning.
  • I can determine the meaning of words and phrases used in the text.
  • I can analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can demonstrate the use of figurative language and sound devices.
  • I can choose the correct meaning of words in context.
  • I can recognize prefix/suffixes and use them to make meaning.
  • I can explain common roots and use them to make meaning.

Product Targets

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Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to Score 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations. -
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0 “The Standard.” The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations. -
  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  0.5 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
0.0 Even with help, the student demonstrates no understanding or skill. -

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ELA-08.RI.05

8th Grade ELA Targeted Standards
(RI) Reading Information Strand
Cluster: Craft and Structure

ELA-08.RI.05 Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how sections, paragraphs, and/or particular sentences contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

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Reasoning Targets

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Skills (Performance) Targets

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Product Targets

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Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to Score 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations. -
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0 “The Standard.” The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations. -
  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  0.5 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
0.0 Even with help, the student demonstrates no understanding or skill. -

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ELA-08.RI.06

8th Grade ELA Targeted Standards
(RI) Reading Information Strand
Cluster: Craft and Structure

ELA-08.RI.06 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author acknowledges and responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints.

Student Learning Targets for 8th Grade ELA:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can define point of view as it relates to informational texts.
  • I can define counterargument.
  • I can define claim.
  • I can identify conflicting evidence within a text.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can determine the author’s point of view in a text.
  • I can determine an author's purpose in a text.
  • I can explain how an author responds to others’ points of view.

Proficiency Scale

Score   RI.8.6:  Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author acknowledges and responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints. Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to Score 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations. -
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0

“The Standard.” The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.

The students can

  • determine point of view in a text.
  • analyze how an author acknowledges and responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints.
  • determine author’s purpose or objective (to inform, instruct, entertain, etc.).
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  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0

The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).

The students can

  • define point of view as how the author views the situation/topic of a text.
  • identify conflicting evidence or viewpoints.
  • understand author’s purpose or objective (to inform, instruct, entertain, etc.).
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  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  0.5 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).

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ELA-08.RI.07

8th Grade ELA Targeted Standards
(RI) Reading Information Strand
Cluster: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA-08.RI.07 Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

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Reasoning Targets

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Skills (Performance) Targets

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Product Targets

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Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to Score 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations. -
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0 “The Standard.” The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations. -
  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  0.5 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
0.0 Even with help, the student demonstrates no understanding or skill. -

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ELA-08.RI.08

8th Grade ELA Targeted Standards
(RI) Reading Information Strand
Cluster: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA-08.RI.08 Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can define the following terms as they apply to this standard:
    • Argument -- Purposes—to change the reader’s point of view, to bring about some action on the reader’s part, or to ask the reader to accept the writer’s explanation or evaluation of a concept, issue, or problem. An argument is a reasoned, logical way of demonstrating that the writer’s position, belief, or conclusion is valid
    • Claim -- A specific opinion that authors want readers to accept as true and act on; because a claim is debatable, it needs to be supported with evidence.
    • Delineate -- to describe in detail the author's argument and the reasons and evidence that he uses.
    • Fact -- indisputable evidence.
    • Opinion -- view not based on fact.
    • Speculation -- conclusion drawn without evidence.
    • Relevant -- related to the discussion.
    • Reasoning -- involves more than facts or opinion; involves drawing logical conclusions based evidence that is sound, relevant, and valid.
    • Valid(ity) -- the quality of one's thinking, being logically and factually sound.
    • Logos -- Appeals to logic, reason, proof. 
    • Pathos -- Appeals to emotion and values.
    • Ethos -- Appeals to credibility and trust.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can describe what reasoning and evidence the author uses to support his position.
  • I can trace how the author develops and supports his argument.
  • I can determine whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient.
  • I can recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced; e.g., when  texts cite data without having explained the original study, or speakers use weaker evidence to discredit oppositions.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can determine and clearly articulate the author's position on a topic.
  • I can distinguish among fact, opinion, and speculation.

 

Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to Score 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations. -
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0 “The Standard.” The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations. -
  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  0.5 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).

 

To view the middle school Read Right Rubric click here.

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ELA-08.RI.09

8th Grade ELA Targeted Standards
(RI) Reading Information Strand
Cluster: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA-08.RI.09 Analyze a case in which two or more texts provide conflicting information on the same topic and identify where the texts disagree on matters of fact or interpretation.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can list facts and details from informational texts.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can evaluate speaker's objectivity.

Skills (Performance) Targets

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Product Targets

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Rubric - Resources

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can list facts and details from informational texts.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can evaluate speaker's objectivity.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to Score 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations. -
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0 “The Standard.” The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations. -
  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  0.5 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
0.0 Even with help, the student demonstrates no understanding or skill. -

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ELA-08.RI.10

8th Grade ELA Targeted Standards
(RI) Reading Information Strand
Cluster: Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA-08.RI.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can define prediction.
  • I can define visualizing. 
  • I can define inferences.
  • I can define clarify.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can analyze text through questioning.
  • I can interpret information from text.
  • I can compare/contrast characters, events, and information within a text.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can comprehend nonfiction writing at my grade level.
  • I can make inferences from text.
  • I can use details from the text to support inferences.
  • I can make connections to the text.
  • I can make predictions. 
  • I can show comprehension through strategies listed - predictions, visualizing, inferring, clarifying, text questioning, comparing and contrasting, and making connections.
  • I ask pertinent questions of my teacher and/or my group.
  • I can determine evidence to support how I think. 

Product Targets

  • I can create a visual representation of a text.

Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to Score 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations. -
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0 “The Standard.” The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations. -
  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  0.5 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).

 

To view the middle school Read Right Rubric click here.

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ELA-08.RL

BPSS-ELA logoStrand (RL)

Reading Literature

Narrative for (RL) Reading Literature

In grade 8, the North Dakota State Standards call for students to proficiently read grade-appropriate complex literary texts while further developing the ability to cite textual evidence to support their conclusions regarding theme, plot, and character development.  In this process, students are learning how to summarize texts by evaluating key details in which the central idea or theme is located.

In their reading practices, students complement their ability to closely examine what the text directly says by learning to identify deeper meanings within the text by drawing inferences. Along with focusing on key ideas and details, eighth grade students also look at how both the structure and content of complex texts contribute to meaning, determining how word choice as well as sentence and paragraph structure influence and contribute to the unfolding of a plot and the development and elaboration of events or ideas.

These reading standards are tightly woven with other standards found within the strands of writing, language, and speaking and listening.

Calculation Method for Strands

Strands are larger groups of related standards. The Strand Grade is a calculation of all the related standards. Click on the standard name below each strand to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each strand's related standards.


ELA-08.RL.01

8th Grade ELA Targeted Standards
(RL) Reading Literature Strand
Cluster: Key Ideas and Details

ELA-08.RL.01 Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Student Learning Targets for Grade 8 ELA:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can define textual evidence.
  • I can identify the essential elements (character, setting, plot) of the story.
  • I can match characters and specific lines of dialogue
  • I can define motivation
  • I can define symbolism.
  • I can define analysis.
  • I can determine the difference between explicit and implicit (inferences).

Reasoning Targets

  • I can justify an inference with specific dialogue, or events from text.
  • I can determine the motivations of characters 

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can sequence a list of events.
  • I can discuss the story elements (character, setting, plot) of the narrative.
  • I can interpret symbolism.

Product Targets

  • I can present the order of events in a logical sequence, attending to cause and effect.

Student Learning Targets for Grade 8 Reading Pro:

Reasoning Targets

  • I can justify an inference with specific lines and/or dialogue.
  • I can justify an inference with events from text.
  • I can analyze text explicitly by determining the meaning and purpose of the text.

Proficiency Scale for Grade 8 ELA:

Score   RL8.1  Cite textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to Score 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations. -
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0

“The Standard.” The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.

The student will use the TEXT to:

  • discuss the story elements (character, setting, plot) of the narrative.
  • justify an inference with specific dialogue, or events from text.
  • determine the motivations of characters and support with text.
  • interpret symbolism and explain how it relates to the meaning of the work.
  • present the order of events in a logical sequence, attending to cause and effect.
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  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0

The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).

The student will:

  • identify the essential elements (character, setting, plot) of the story.
  • match characters and specific lines of dialogue.
  • define motivation.
  • determine symbolism by match choices.
  • sequence a list of provided events.
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  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  0.5 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).

 

Proficiency Scale for Grade 8 Reading Pro:

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to Score 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations. -
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0 “The Standard.” The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations. The student can:
  • justify an inference with specific lines, dialogue, or events from text.
  • analyze text explicitly by determining the meaning and purpose of the text.
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  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 There are no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes as the student:
  • makes an inference but cannot thoroughly support with specific text.
  • attempts to analyze what the  text says explicitly by determining the meaning and purpose of the text.
  • defines academic vocabulary.
However, the student exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes.
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  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  0.5 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).

Resources

Websites

  • Inferences 
    • https://youtu.be/to30AJm2epQ 
    • http://www.readingrockets.org/strategies/inference 
    •  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2fXD6bui1atM2kyN3dWb1daQ28/view?ts=5807cb37

Vocabulary

  • List

 



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