English Power Standards

7th Grade

Reading Literature 7.4  - Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.

Reading Informational Texts 7.5 - Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.

Writing 7.2b  - Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

Writing 7.3a  Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and point of view and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.

Speaking and Listening 7.1b - Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.



8th Grade

Reading Literature 8.1- Cite textual evidence to support analysis of text, both inferential and explicit.

Reading Literature 8.2- Determine theme/central idea of text and analyze its development throughout text, including its relationship to characters, setting, plot.

Reading Informational Text 8.1- Cite textual evidence to support analysis of text, both inferential and explicit.

Language 8.4- Use Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word.

Speaking & Listening 8.4- Present claims/findings in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, valid reasoning, and well-chosen details.

Speaking & Listening 8.4- Use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

Writing 8.1- Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

            A: Introduce claims, acknowledge opposing/alternate claims, organize evidence/reasons logically.

Writing 8.2: - 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.