English Power Standards

RL 8.1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of text, both inferential and explicit. RL 8.2: Determine theme/central idea of text and analyze its development throughout text, including its relationship to characters, setting, plot. RI 8.1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of text, both inferential and explicit. L 8.4: Use Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word. SL 8.4: Present claims/findings in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, valid reasoning, and well-chosen details. SL 8.4: Use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation. W 8.1: ARGUMENTATIVE: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evIdence. A: Introduce claims, acknowledge opposing/alternate claims, organize evidence/reasons logically. W 8.2: EXPLANATORY: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. B: Develop topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information/examples.