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					                                                               Grade 8 Reading Curriculum Map
                                                                    Boone County School
                                                                            2007

                                                       *Asterisk indicates embedded skills in each unit of study

*POS Understandings are universal and embedded throughout every unit.

Time       Content Topics    POS Understandings                POS Skills                              CCA 4.1                          Vocabulary   Resources
                             *EL-8-IT-U-1                      *EL-8-FF-S-1                            *RD-O8-1.0.4                                  Holt, Reinhart,
6 weeks    Collection 1      Students will understand that     Students will apply context and self-   Students will formulate                       and Winston
                             interpretations of text involve   correction strategies while reading     questions to guide reading.                   Elements of
           Reading:          linking information across                                                                                              Literature
           Literary          parts of a text, determining      *EL-8-FF-S-2                            *RD-O8-1.0.1
           -short stories    importance of the information     Students will apply context and self-   Students will apply                           Holt, Reinhart,
                             presented.                        correction strategies while reading     knowledge of synonyms or                      and Winston
           Informational                                                                               antonyms to comprehend a                      Elements of
           -articles         *EL-8-IT-U-2                      *EL-8-FF-S-3                            passage.                                      Language
                             Students will understand that     Students will apply context and self-
                             references from texts provide     correction strategies while reading     *RD-O8-1.0.8
           Writing:          evidence to support                                                       Students will interpret the                   Supplemental
           Reflective        conclusions drawn about the       *EL-8-FF-S-4                            meaning of jargon, dialect                    resources:
           -journaling       message, the information          Students will use a variety of          or specialized vocabulary                     Teachers’
           Transactive       presented, or the author’s        reading strategies to understand        used in a passage.                            choice
           -article          perspective.                      vocabulary and texts:                   DOK 2
           -letter                                             a) formulate questions to guide
                             *EL-8-IT-U-3                         reading (before, during and after    *RD-O8-1.0.2
                             Students will understand that        reading)                             Students will select, based
                             authors make intentional          b) apply word recognition strategies    on context, the appropriate
                             choices that are designed to         to determine pronunciations or       meaning for a word that
                             produce a desired effect on          meanings of words in passages        has multiple meanings.
                             the reader.                       c) apply knowledge of synonyms,         DOK 2
                                                                  antonyms,
                             *EL-8-RRT-U-1                        homonyms/homophones, shades          *RD-O8-1.0.7
                             Students will understand that        of meaning, or analogies to assist   Students will interpret
                             making connections involves          comp interpret the meaning of        literal and non-literal
                             thinking beyond the text and         jargon, dialect, or specialized      meanings of words or
                             applying the text to a variety       vocabulary used in a passage         phrases, based on context.
                             of situations. Connections        d) interpret the meaning of jargon,     DOK 2
                             may be expressed as                  dialect, or specialized vocabulary
                             comparisons, analogies,              used in a passage                    *RD-O8-1.0.3
                             inferences, or the synthesis of   e) interpret and explain literal and    Students will apply the
                             ideas.                               non-literal meanings of words or     meanings of word parts
                                                                  phrases, analogies, idioms and       (prefixes, suffixes, roots) to
                             *EL-8-RRT-U-2                        allusions, based on use in context   comprehend unfamiliar words
                             Students will understand that     f) apply knowledge of synonyms,         in a passage.
                             references from texts provide        antonyms, word parts (e.g., roots,
                             evidence of applying idea,           affixes , cognates)                  *RD-O8-1.0.5
                             making text-to-self, text-to-     g) explain and organize words in        Students will scan to find key
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Time     Content Topics   POS Understandings                  POS Skills                                CCA 4.1                         Vocabulary   Resources
                          text, and text-to-world                terms of categories (e.g., water is    information.
                          connections.                           a liquid), functions (e.g., water is
                                                                 for drinking), or features (e.g.,      *RD-O8-1.0.6
                                                                 water flows)                           Students will skim to get the
                          *EL-8-RRT-U-3                       h) explain and organize words in          general meaning of a
                          Students will understand that          terms of categories (e.g., water is    passage.
                          reading a wide range of                a liquid), functions (e.g., water is
                          literature by different authors,       for drinking), or features (e.g.,      *RD-O8-2.0.7
                          and from many time periods,            water flows)                           Students will make
                          cultures, and genres, builds                                                  predictions, draw
                          an understanding of the             *EL-8-FF-S-5                              conclusions, make
                          extent of human experience.         Students will use print and               generalizations or make
                                                              electronic resources (general and         inferences based on what
                          *EL-8-DCS-U-1                       specialized dictionaries,                 is read.
                          Students will understand that       thesauruses, glossaries) to                DOK 3
                          reading is a process that           determine the definition,
                          includes applying a wide            pronunciation, etymology, spelling,       *RD-O8-2.0.8
                          variety of strategies to            usage of words, multiple meanings         Students will interpret the
                          comprehend, interpret, and          of words, content-specific meanings       meaning of concrete and
                          evaluate texts; showing             of words, or meanings of                  abstract terms, based on
                          evidence of warranted and           derivational roots                        the context from a passage
                          responsible interpretations of                                                (e.g., “loaded” words,
                          text; examining texts critically.   *EL-8-FF-S-5                              connotation and
                                                              Students will use print and               denotation).
                          *EL-8-DCS-U-2                       electronic resources (general and         DOK 2
                          Students will understand that       specialized dictionaries,
                          references from texts provide       thesauruses, glossaries) to               *RD-O8-2.0.1
                          evidence to support                 determine the definition,                 Students will explain the
                          judgments made about why            pronunciation, etymology, spelling,       main idea of a passage.
                          and how the text was                usage of words, multiple meanings         DOK 3
                          developed, considering the          of words, content-specific meanings
                          content, organization and           of words, or meanings of                  *RD-O8-2.0.4
                          form.                               derivational roots                        Students will locate key
                                                                                                        ideas or information in a
                          *EL-8-DCS-U-3                       EL-8-DIU-S-3                              passage.
                          Students will understand that       Students will explain the meaning of      DOK 1
                          determining the usefulness of       concrete or abstract terms, based
                          text for a specific purpose,        on the context (e.g., “loaded” words,     *RD-O8-3.0.3
                          evaluating language and             connotation, denotation)                  Students will explain or
                          textual elements, and                                                         analyze how a conflict in a
                          analyzing the author’s style        EL-8-DIU-S-4                              passage is resolved.
                          are all ways to critically          Students will paraphrase and               DOK 3
                          examine texts.                      summarize information from texts of
                                                              various lengths                           *RD-O8-3.0.4
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Time     Content Topics   POS Understandings               POS Skills                                CCA 4.1                         Vocabulary   Resources
                          *EL-8-DCS-U-4                    EL-8-DIU-S-5                              Students will analyze the
                          Students will understand that    Students will make text-based             use of details that support
                          all citizens need to analyze a   inferences; draw conclusions based        the main idea or explain
                          wide variety of media            on what is read                           their importance in a
                          messages in order to interpret                                             passage.
                          matters of public policy and     EL-8-DIU-S-6                               DOK 3
                          personal interest.               Students will demonstrate
                                                           understanding of literary elements        *RD-O8-5.0.7
                          *EL-8-DCS-U-5                    and literary passages/texts:              Students will evaluate the
                          Students will understand that    -explain the main idea of a passage       effectiveness of organization
                          judging the credibility of                                                 or format in fulfilling the
                          sources, evaluating              EL-8-DIU-S-7                              purpose of a passage.
                          arguments, and                   Students will demonstrate
                          understanding and conveying      understanding of informational            *RD-O8-5.0.5
                          information are essential        passages/texts:                           Students will evaluate the
                          skills needed for                -locate key ideas, information, facts     author’s word choice,
                          postsecondary education, the     or details                                style, content, or use of
                          workplace, and in exercising     -use information from text to state       literary elements.
                          the rights of citizenship.       and support central/main idea             DOK 3

                                                           EL-8-IT-S-1                               Writing:
                                                           Students will use comprehension           Refer to Writing Curriculum
                                                           strategies while reading, listening to,   Document
                                                           or viewing literary and informational
                                                           texts                                     Speaking, Listening and
                                                                                                     Observing: Refer to
                                                           EL-8-IT-S-3                               Speaking, Listening and
                                                           Students will use text references to      Observing Curriculum
                                                           explain author’s purpose, author’s        Document
                                                           message or theme, and supporting
                                                           evidence

                                                           EL-8-IT-S-5
                                                           Students will demonstrate
                                                           understanding of literary elements
                                                           and literary passages/texts:
                                                           -analyze how external or internal
                                                           conflicts are resolved
                                                           -explain author’s craft (e.g., stanzas,
                                                           rhythm, foreshadowing, flashbacks,
                                                           symbolism) as appropriate to genre
                                                           -analyze the use of details that
                                                           support the main idea and explain
                                                           their importance in a passage
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Time      Content Topics    POS Understandings       POS Skills                                 CCA 4.1                       Vocabulary   Resources
                                                     EL-8-IT-S-6
                                                     Students will demonstrate
                                                     understanding of informational
                                                     passages/texts:
                                                     -use evidence/references from the
                                                     text to state central/main idea and
                                                     details that support them; or analyze
                                                     the importance of details used in a
                                                     passage

                                                     EL-8-RRT-S-1
                                                     Students will use comprehension
                                                     strategies while reading, listening to,
                                                     or viewing literary and informational
                                                     texts to make connections

                                                     EL-8-DCS-S-3
                                                     Students will evaluate what is read
                                                     based on the author’s purpose,
                                                     message, word choice, sentence
                                                     variety, content, tone, style or use of
                                                     literary elements
                            *refer to asterisks in   * refer to asterisks in Collection 1 for   *refer to asterisks in
6 weeks   Collection 2      Collection 1 for POS     POS Foundation Skills*                     Collection 1 for Foundation
                            Understandings*                                                     Core Content Assessment
          Reading:                                   EL-8-DIU-S-1                               items*
          Literary                                   Students will use comprehension
          -short stories                             strategies (e.g., using prior
          -novel excerpts                            knowledge, generating clarifying,          RD-O8-2.0.7
                                                     literal and inferential questions,         Students will make
          Informational:                             constructing sensory images,               predictions, draw
          - procedures                               locating and using text features)          conclusions, make
          - articles                                 while reading, listening to, or            generalizations or make
          - documents                                viewing literary and informational         inferences based on what
                                                     texts                                      is read.
          Writing:                                                                              DOK 3
          Transactive:                               EL-8-DIU-S-2
          - articles                                 Students will use text structure cues      RD-O8-2.0.5
          - procedures                               (e.g., chronology, cause/effect,           Students will paraphrase
           and                                       compare/contrast,                          information from a
           documents                                 proposition/support, description,          paragraph, a section of a
                                                     classification, logical/sequential) to     passage or an entire
                                                     aid in comprehension                       passage.
                                                                                                DOK 2
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Time     Content Topics   POS Understandings   POS Skills                              CCA 4.1                           Vocabulary   Resources
                                               EL-8-DIU-S-4
                                               Students will paraphrase and            RD-O8-2.0.1
                                               summarize information from texts of     Students will explain the
                                               various lengths                         main idea of a passage.
                                                                                       DOK 3
                                               EL-8-DIU-S-5
                                               Students will make text-based           RD-O8-2.0.6
                                               inferences; draw conclusions based      Students will apply the
                                               on what is read                         information contained in a
                                                                                       passage to accomplish a
                                               EL-8-DIU-S-7                            task/procedure or answer
                                               Students will demonstrate               questions about a passage.
                                               understanding of informational
                                               passages/texts:                         RD-O8-3.0.1
                                               -use information from text to           Students will analyze the
                                               accomplish a specific task or           relationship between a
                                               answer questions                        speaker’s or character’s
                                               -use text features and visual           motivation and behavior in
                                               information (e.g., maps, charts,        a passage, as revealed by
                                               graphs, time lines, visual              the dilemmas.
                                               organizers) to understand texts         DOK 3

                                               EL-8-IT-S-2                             RD-O8-4.0.1
                                               Students will use text structure cues   Students will connect
                                               (e.g., chronology, cause/effect,        information from a passage
                                               compare/contrast, proposition and       to students’ lives (text-to-
                                               support, description, classification,   self), real world issues (text-
                                               logical/sequential) to aid              to-world) and other texts
                                               comprehension                           (text-to-text - e.g., novel,
                                                                                       short story, song, film,
                                               EL-8-IT-S-5                             website, etc.).
                                               Students will demonstrate
                                               understanding of literary elements      RD-O8-5.0.8
                                               and literary passages/texts:            Students will explain or
                                               -analyze the relationship between a     analyze how the use of text
                                               speaker’s or character’s motivation     features (e.g.,
                                               and behavior in a passage, as           subheadings, bullets,
                                               revealed by the dilemmas                fonts, white space, layout,
                                                                                       charts, diagrams, labels,
                                               EL-8-IT-S-6                             pictures and captions)
                                               Students will demonstrate               enhances the reader’s
                                               understanding of informational          understanding of a
                                               passages/texts:                         passage.
                                               -explain the purposes of text           DOK 3
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Time     Content Topics   POS Understandings   POS Skills                              CCA 4.1                         Vocabulary   Resources
                                               features in different types of
                                               informational texts                     RD-O8-5.0.7
                                                                                       Students will evaluate the
                                               EL-8-RRT-S-3                            effectiveness of organization
                                               Students will use evidence from         or format in fulfilling the
                                               text(s) to formulate and justify        purpose of a passage.
                                               opinions about what is read or
                                               viewed:                                 RD-O8-5.0.9
                                               -relate texts to prior knowledge,       Students will analyze the
                                               personal experiences, other texts,      organizational patterns
                                               or ideas                                (cause and effect,
                                               -provide text references/evidence to    comparison or contrast,
                                               support connections (text-to-self,      sequence, generalizations) in
                                               text-to-text, text-to-world)            a passage.

                                               EL-8-RRT-S-4                            RD-O8-5.0.2
                                               Students will read a wide range of      Students will interpret the
                                               texts, including texts by the same      use of literary elements
                                               author, about the same subject or       (e.g., characterization,
                                               theme, or from the same genre in        setting, plot, theme, point
                                               order to respond and make               of view) in a passage.
                                               connections (text-to-self, text-to-     DOK 3
                                               text, text-to-world)
                                                                                       RD-O8-5.0.6
                                               EL-8-DCS-S-1                            Students will compare and
                                               Students will analyze how               contrast elements, views,
                                               effectively text features organize      ideas, or events presented in
                                               information for clarity or for          one or more passages.
                                               usefulness

                                               EL-8-DCS-S-2                            Writing:
                                               Students will identify the              Refer to Writing Curriculum
                                               organizational pattern used (e.g.,      Document
                                               description, sequence, cause/effect,
                                               compare/contrast,                       Speaking, Listening and
                                               logical/sequential, problem/solution,   Observing: Refer to
                                               proposition/support) and explain        Speaking, Listening and
                                               how it helps in understanding the       Observing Curriculum
                                               passage and meeting the author’s        Document
                                               purpose

                                               EL-8-DCS-S-7
                                               Students will make comparisons
                                               and synthesize information within
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Time      Content Topics    POS Understandings       POS Skills                                 CCA 4.1                       Vocabulary   Resources
                                                     and across texts (e.g., comparing
                                                     themes, ideas, concept
                                                     development, literary elements,
                                                     events)

                                                     EL-8-DCS-S-8
                                                     Students will evaluate arguments,
                                                     interpret and analyze information
                                                     from multiple sources by
                                                     synthesizing arguments or claims to
                                                     discover the relationship between
                                                     the parts
          Collection 3      *refer to asterisks in   * refer to asterisks in Collection 1 for   *refer to asterisks in
4 weeks                     Collection 1 for POS     POS Foundation Skills*                     Collection 1 for Foundation
          Reading:          Understandings*                                                     Core Content Assessment
          Literary                                   EL-8-DIU-S-5                               items*
          -short stories                             Students will make text-based
          -novel excerpts                            inferences; draw conclusions based         RD-O8-2.0.2
                                                     on what is read                            Students will identify and
          Writing:                                                                              explain the characteristics
          Informational:                             EL-8-DIU-S-6                               of short stories, novels,
          -articles                                  Students will demonstrate                  poetry or plays.
                                                     understanding of literary elements         DOK 2
                                                     and literary passages/texts:
                                                     a) identify and explain                    RD-O8-2.0.1
                                                        characteristics of different types      Students will explain the
                                                        of literary texts (e.g., myths,         main idea of a passage.
                                                        epics, poems, novels, dramas)           DOK 3

                                                     EL-8-IT-S-4                                RD-O8-3.0.1
                                                     Students will organize ideas to show       Students will analyze the
                                                     understanding of central ideas and         relationship between a
                                                     interrelationships (e.g., charting,        speaker’s or character’s
                                                     mapping, graphic organizers,               motivation and behavior in
                                                     outlining, note taking)                    a passage, as revealed by
                                                                                                the dilemmas.
                                                     EL-8-IT-S-6                                DOK 3
                                                     Students will demonstrate
                                                     understanding of informational             RD-O8-3.0.4
                                                     passages/texts:                            Students will analyze the
                                                     -understand cause-effect inferences        use of details that support
                                                                                                the main idea or explain
                                                     EL-8-RRT-S-3                               their importance in a
                                                     Students will use evidence from            passage.     DOK 3
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Time     Content Topics   POS Understandings   POS Skills                                CCA 4.1                         Vocabulary   Resources
                                               text(s) to formulate and justify          RD-O8-5.0.7
                                               opinions about what is read or            Students will evaluate the
                                               viewed:                                   effectiveness of organization
                                               -relate texts to prior knowledge,         or format in fulfilling the
                                               personal experiences, other texts,        purpose of a passage.
                                               or ideas
                                               -provide text references/evidence to      RD-O8-5.0.9
                                               support connections (text-to-self,        Students will analyze the
                                               text-to-text, text-to-world)              organizational patterns
                                                                                         (cause and effect,
                                               EL-8-RRT-S-4                              comparison or contrast,
                                               Students will read a wide range of        sequence, generalizations) in
                                               texts, including texts by the same        a passage.
                                               author, about the same subject or
                                               theme, or from the same genre in          RD-O8-5.0.5
                                               order to respond and make                 Students will evaluate the
                                               connections (text-to-self, text-to-       author’s word choice,
                                               text, text-to-world)                      style, content, or use of
                                                                                         literary elements.
                                               EL-8-DCS-S-2                              DOK 3
                                               Students will identify the
                                               organizational pattern used (e.g.,        RD-O8-5.0.2
                                               description, sequence, cause/effect,      Students will interpret the
                                               compare/contrast,                         use of literary elements
                                               logical/sequential, problem/solution,     (e.g., characterization,
                                               proposition/support) and explain          setting, plot, theme, point
                                               how it helps in understanding the         of view) in a passage.
                                               passage and meeting the author’s          DOK 3
                                               purpose

                                               EL-8-DCS-S-3                              RD-O8-5.0.1
                                               Students will evaluate what is read       Students will explain the
                                               based on the author’s purpose,            interrelationships (themes,
                                               message, word choice, sentence            ideas, concepts) that are
                                               variety, content, tone, style or use of   developed in more than one
                                               literary elements                         literary work.

                                               EL-8-DCS-S-4                              RD-O8-5.0.6
                                               Students will form and support            Students will compare and
                                               judgments/opinions about central          contrast elements, views,
                                               ideas                                     ideas, or events presented in
                                                                                         one or more passages.
                                               EL-8-DCS-S-8
                                               Students will evaluate arguments,
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Time      Content Topics      POS Understandings       POS Skills                                 CCA 4.1                       Vocabulary   Resources
                                                       interpret and analyze information          Writing:
                                                       from multiple sources by                   Refer to Writing Curriculum
                                                       synthesizing arguments or claims to        Document
                                                       discover the relationship between
                                                       the parts                                  Speaking, Listening and
                                                                                                  Observing: Refer to
                                                       EL-8-DCS-S-9                               Speaking, Listening and
                                                       Students will evaluate the quality of      Observing Curriculum
                                                       evidence used to support or oppose         Document
                                                       an argument

                                                       EL-8-DCS-S-10
                                                       Students will evaluate the use of
                                                       persuasive or propaganda
                                                       techniques
          Reading-            *refer to asterisks in   * refer to asterisks in Collection 1 for   *refer to asterisks in
6 weeks   Literary            Collection 1 for POS     POS Foundation Skills*                     Collection 1 for Foundation
          - drama             Understandings*                                                     Core Content Assessment
          - folk tale/fable                            EL-8-DIU-S-1                               items*
          - poetry                                     Students will use comprehension
                                                       strategies (e.g., using prior              RD-O8-2.0.7
          Informational                                knowledge, generating clarifying,          Students will make
          - Autobiography                              literal and inferential questions,         predictions, draw
          - Persuasive                                 constructing sensory images,               conclusions, make
            speech                                     locating and using text features)          generalizations or make
                                                       while reading, listening to, or            inferences based on what
                                                       viewing literary and informational         is read.
          Writing-                                     texts                                      DOK 3
          Reflective
          Literary                                     EL-8-DIU-S-2                               RD-O8-2.0.8
          - poetry                                     Students will use text structure cues      Students will interpret the
                                                       (e.g., chronology, cause/effect,           meaning of concrete and
          Transactive                                  compare/contrast,                          abstract terms, based on
          Informational                                proposition/support, description,          the context from a passage
          - persuasive                                 classification, logical/sequential) to     (e.g., “loaded” words,
           speech                                      aid in comprehension                       connotation and
                                                                                                  denotation).
                                                       EL-8-DIU-S-5                               DOK 2
                                                       Students will make text-based
                                                       inferences; draw conclusions based         RD-O8-2.0.2
                                                       on what is read                            Students will identify and
                                                                                                  explain the characteristics
                                                       EL-8-DIU-S-6                               of short stories, novels,
                                                       Students will demonstrate                  poetry or plays. DOK 2
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Time     Content Topics   POS Understandings   POS Skills                              CCA 4.1                             Vocabulary   Resources
                                               understanding of literary elements      RD-O8-2.0.6
                                               and literary passages/texts:            Students will apply the
                                               - identify and explain                  information contained in a
                                                 characteristics of different types    passage to accomplish a
                                                 of literary texts (e.g., myths,       task/procedure or answer
                                                 epics, poems, novels, dramas)         questions about a passage.
                                               - explain the main idea of a
                                                 passage                               RD-O8-3.0.2
                                                                                       Students will identify or
                                               EL-8-IT-S-2                             explain an author’s
                                               Students will use text structure cues   purpose in a passage.
                                               (e.g., chronology, cause/effect,        DOK 2
                                               compare/contrast, proposition and
                                               support, description, classification,   RD-O8-3.0.7
                                               logical/sequential) to aid              Students will identify or explain
                                               comprehension                           an author’s position based on
                                                                                       evidence in a passage.
                                               EL-8-IT-S-3
                                               Students will use text references to
                                               explain author’s purpose, author’s      RD-O8-3.0.3
                                               message or theme, and supporting        Students will explain or
                                               evidence                                analyze how a conflict in a
                                                                                       passage is resolved.
                                               EL-8-IT-S-5                             DOK 3
                                               Students will demonstrate
                                               understanding of literary elements      RD-O8-3.0.1
                                               and literary passages/texts:            Students will analyze the
                                               - analyze how external or internal      relationship between a
                                                 conflicts are resolved                speaker’s or character’s
                                               - explain author’s craft (e.g.,         motivation and behavior in
                                                 stanzas, rhythm, foreshadowing,       a passage, as revealed by
                                                 flashbacks, symbolism) as             the dilemmas.
                                                 appropriate to genre                  DOK 3
                                               - analyze the relationship between
                                                 a speaker’s or character’s            RD-O8-3.0.9
                                                 motivation and behavior in a          Students will identify
                                                 passage, as revealed by the           persuasive techniques
                                                 dilemmas                              (e.g., expert opinion,
                                               - analyze the use of details that       logical/emotional/ ethical
                                                 support the main idea and explain     appeal, repetition,
                                                 their importance in a passage         rhetorical question,
                                                                                       allusion) or propaganda
                                                                                       techniques (e.g.,
                                               EL-8-IT-S-6                             testimonial, bandwagon,
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Time     Content Topics   POS Understandings   POS Skills                                CCA 4.1                           Vocabulary   Resources
                                               Students will demonstrate                 personal attack) or explain
                                               understanding of informational            how each is used.
                                               passages/texts:                           DOK 2
                                               - identify and explain use of
                                                 persuasive techniques (e.g.,            RD-O8-3.0.8
                                                 logical/emotional/ethical appeal,       Students will explain an
                                                 repetition, rhetorical question,        author’s argument or
                                                 allusion) and propaganda                identify evidence from the
                                                 techniques (e.g., testimonial,          passage to support the
                                                 bandwagon, transfer, personal           author’s argument.
                                                 attack)                                 DOK 3
                                               - use evidence/references from the
                                                 text to state central/main idea and     RD-O8-4.0.2
                                                 details that support them; or           Students will use evidence
                                                 analyze the importance of details       from a passage to formulate
                                                 used in a passage                       opinions in response to a
                                               - understand cause-effect                 reading passage.
                                                 inferences
                                               - identify an author’s arguments          RD-O8-4.0.1
                                                 and identify evidence from the          Students will connect
                                                 passage to support the author’s         information from a passage
                                                 argument                                to students’ lives (text-to-
                                               - distinguish between facts and           self), real world issues (text-
                                                 opinions found in texts                 to-world) and other texts
                                                                                         (text-to-text - e.g., novel,
                                               EL-8-RRT-S-1                              short story, song, film,
                                               Students will use comprehension           website, etc.).
                                               strategies while reading, listening to,
                                               or viewing literary and informational     RD-O8-5.0.9
                                               texts to make connections                 Students will analyze the
                                                                                         organizational patterns
                                               EL-8-RRT-S-3                              (cause and effect,
                                               Students will use evidence from           comparison or contrast,
                                               text(s) to formulate and justify          sequence, generalizations) in
                                               opinions about what is read or            a passage.
                                               viewed:
                                               - relate texts to prior knowledge,        RD-O8-5.0.5
                                                  personal experiences, other texts,     Students will evaluate the
                                                  or ideas                               author’s word choice, style,
                                               - provide text references/evidence        content, or use of literary
                                                  to support connections (text-to-       elements.
                                                  self, text-to-text, text-to-world)     DOK 3



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Time     Content Topics   POS Understandings   POS Skills                                CCA 4.1                         Vocabulary   Resources
                                               EL-8-RRT-S-4                              RD-O8-5.0.2
                                               Students will read a wide range of        Students will interpret the
                                               texts, including texts by the same        use of literary elements
                                               author, about the same subject or         (e.g., characterization,
                                               theme, or from the same genre in          setting, plot, theme, point
                                               order to respond and make                 of view) in a passage.
                                               connections (text-to-self, text-to-       DOK 3
                                               text, text-to-world)
                                                                                         RD-O8-5.0.3
                                               EL-8-RRT-S-5                              Students will identify and
                                               Students will demonstrate                 explain the use of literary
                                               participation in a literate community     devices (e.g., symbolism,
                                               by sharing and responding to ideas        irony, analogies, imagery,
                                               and connections with others through       foreshadowing, figurative
                                               writing and in-depth discussions          language).
                                               about texts                               DOK 3

                                               EL-8-DCS-S-2                              RD-O8-5.0.4
                                               Students will identify the                Students will analyze the
                                               organizational pattern used (e.g.,        author’s use of literary
                                               description, sequence, cause/effect,      devices in a passage (e.g.,
                                               compare/contrast,                         symbolism, irony, analogies,
                                               logical/sequential, problem/solution,     imagery, figurative
                                               proposition/support) and explain          language).
                                               how it helps in understanding the
                                               passage and meeting the author’s          RD-O8-5.0.1
                                               purpose                                   Students will explain the
                                                                                         interrelationships (themes,
                                               EL-8-DCS-S-3                              ideas, concepts) that are
                                               Students will evaluate what is read       developed in more than one
                                               based on the author’s purpose,            literary work.
                                               message, word choice, sentence
                                               variety, content, tone, style or use of   RD-O8-5.0.6
                                               literary elements                         Students will compare and
                                                                                         contrast elements, views,
                                               EL-8-DCS-S-4                              ideas, or events presented in
                                               Students will form and support            one or more passages.
                                               judgments/opinions about central
                                               ideas                                     Writing:
                                                                                         Refer to Writing Curriculum
                                               EL-8-DCS-S-5                              Document
                                               Students will interpret the
                                               interactions among literary elements      Speaking, Listening and
                                               within and across a variety of texts      Observing: Refer to
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Time      Content Topics    POS Understandings       POS Skills                                 CCA 4.1                       Vocabulary   Resources
                                                     EL-8-DCS-S-6                               Speaking, Listening and
                                                     Students will analyze the                  Observing Curriculum
                                                     effectiveness of literary devices or       Document
                                                     figurative language in evoking what
                                                     the author intended (e.g., picturing a
                                                     setting, predicting a consequence,
                                                     establishing a mood or feeling)

                                                     EL-8-DCS-S-7
                                                     Students will make comparisons
                                                     and synthesize information within
                                                     and across texts (e.g., comparing
                                                     themes, ideas, concept
                                                     development, literary elements,
                                                     events)

                                                     EL-8-DCS-S-8
                                                     Students will evaluate arguments,
                                                     interpret and analyze information
                                                     from multiple sources by
                                                     synthesizing arguments or claims to
                                                     discover the relationship between
                                                     the parts
                                                     EL-8-DCS-S-9
                                                     Students will evaluate the quality of
                                                     evidence used to support or oppose
                                                     an argument

                                                     EL-8-DCS-S-10
                                                     Students will evaluate the use of
                                                     persuasive or propaganda
                                                     techniques
                            *refer to asterisks in   * refer to asterisks in Collection 1 for   *refer to asterisks in
6 weeks   Collection 8      Collection 1 for POS     POS Foundation Skills*                     Collection 1 for Foundation
                            Understandings*                                                     Core Content Assessment
          Reading                                    EL-8-DIU-S-1                               items*
          Informational                              Students will use comprehension
          Documents:                                 strategies (e.g., using prior              RD-O8-2.0.7
          - workplace                                knowledge, generating clarifying,          Students will make
          - public                                   literal and inferential questions,         predictions, draw
          - consumer                                 constructing sensory images,               conclusions, make
          materials                                  locating and using text features)          generalizations or make
          -advertisements                            while reading, listening to, or            inferences based on what
          -service                                   viewing literary and informational         is read.
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Time     Content Topics   POS Understandings   POS Skills                                CCA 4.1                             Vocabulary   Resources
         agreements                            texts                                     DOK 3
         - instruction
         manuals                               EL-8-DIU-S-2                              RD-O8-2.0.8
         - technical                           Students will use text structure cues     Students will interpret the
         directions                            (e.g., chronology, cause/effect,          meaning of concrete and
                                               compare/contrast,                         abstract terms, based on
         Writing:                              proposition/support, description,         the context from a passage
         Transactive                           classification, logical/sequential) to    (e.g., “loaded” words,
         -procedures                           aid in comprehension                      connotation and
         -articles                                                                       denotation).
                                               EL-8-DIU-S-3                              DOK 2
                                               Students will explain the meaning of
                                               concrete or abstract terms, based         RD-O8-2.0.5
                                               on the context (e.g., “loaded” words,     Students will paraphrase
                                               connotation, denotation)                  information from a
                                                                                         paragraph, a section of a
                                               EL-8-DIU-S-5                              passage or an entire
                                               Students will make text-based             passage.
                                               inferences; draw conclusions based         DOK 2
                                               on what is read
                                                                                         RD-O8-2.0.1
                                               EL-8-DIU-S-7                              Students will explain the
                                               Students will demonstrate                 main idea of a passage.
                                               understanding of informational            DOK 3
                                               passages/texts:
                                               a) locate key ideas, information,         RD-O8-2.0.4
                                                 facts or details                        Students will locate key
                                               b) use information from text to state     ideas or information in a
                                                 and support central/main idea           passage.
                                               c) use information from text to           DOK 1
                                                 accomplish a specific task or
                                                 answer questions                        RD-O8-2.0.6
                                               d) use text features and visual           Students will apply the
                                                 information (e.g., maps, charts,        information contained in a
                                                 graphs, time lines, visual              passage to accomplish a
                                                 organizers) to understand texts         task/procedure or answer
                                                                                         questions about a passage
                                               EL-8-IT-S-1
                                               Students will use comprehension           RD-O8-3.0.7
                                               strategies while reading, listening to,   Students will identify or explain
                                               or viewing literary and informational     an author’s position based on
                                               texts                                     evidence in a passage.



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Time     Content Topics   POS Understandings   POS Skills                                CCA 4.1                         Vocabulary   Resources
                                               EL-8-IT-S-2                               RD-O8-5.0.8
                                               Students will use text structure cues     Students will explain or
                                               (e.g., chronology, cause/effect,          analyze how the use of text
                                               compare/contrast, proposition and         features (e.g.,
                                               support, description, classification,     subheadings, bullets,
                                               logical/sequential) to aid                fonts, white space, layout,
                                               comprehension                             charts, diagrams, labels,
                                                                                         pictures and captions)
                                               EL-8-IT-S-4                               enhances the reader’s
                                               Students will organize ideas to show      understanding of a
                                               understanding of central ideas and        passage.
                                               interrelationships (e.g., charting,       DOK 3
                                               mapping, graphic organizers,
                                               outlining, note taking)                   RD-O8-5.0.8
                                                                                         Students will explain or
                                               EL-8-IT-S-6                               analyze how the use of text
                                               Students will demonstrate                 features (e.g.,
                                               understanding of informational            subheadings, bullets,
                                               passages/texts:                           fonts, white space, layout,
                                               b) use evidence/references from the       charts, diagrams, labels,
                                                   text to state central/main idea and   pictures and captions)
                                                   details that support them; or         enhances the reader’s
                                                   analyze the importance of details     understanding of a
                                                   used in a passage                     passage.
                                               c) understand cause-effect                DOK 3
                                                   inferences
                                               d) identify an author’s arguments         RD-O8-5.0.7
                                                   and identify evidence from the        Students will evaluate the
                                                   passage to support the author’s       effectiveness of organization
                                                   argument                              or format in fulfilling the
                                                f) explain the purposes of text          purpose of a passage.
                                                   features in different types of
                                                   informational texts                   RD-O8-5.0.9
                                                                                         Students will analyze the
                                               EL-8-RRT-S-1                              organizational patterns
                                               Students will use comprehension           (cause and effect,
                                               strategies while reading, listening to,   comparison or contrast,
                                               or viewing literary and informational     sequence, generalizations) in
                                               texts to make connections                 a passage

                                               EL-8-RRT-S-3                              Writing:
                                               Students will use evidence from           Refer to Writing Curriculum
                                               text(s) to formulate and justify          Document
                                               opinions about what is read or
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Time     Content Topics   POS Understandings   POS Skills                              CCA 4.1                   Vocabulary   Resources
                                               viewed:                                 Speaking, Listening and
                                                  a) relate texts to prior             Observing: Refer to
                                                      knowledge, personal              Speaking, Listening and
                                                      experiences, other texts, or     Observing Curriculum
                                                      ideas                            Document
                                                  b) provide text
                                                      references/evidence to
                                                      support connections (text-to-
                                                      self, text-to-text, text-to-
                                                      world)

                                               EL-8-DCS-S-1
                                               Students will analyze how
                                               effectively text features organize
                                               information for clarity or for
                                               usefulness

                                               EL-8-DCS-S-2
                                               Students will identify the
                                               organizational pattern used (e.g.,
                                               description, sequence, cause/effect,
                                               compare/contrast,
                                               logical/sequential, problem/solution,
                                               proposition/support) and explain
                                               how it helps in understanding the
                                               passage and meeting the author’s
                                               purpose

                                               EL-8-DCS-S-4
                                               Students will form and support
                                               judgments/opinions about central
                                               ideas

                                               EL-8-DCS-S-8
                                               Students will evaluate arguments,
                                               interpret and analyze information
                                               from multiple sources by
                                               synthesizing arguments or claims to
                                               discover the relationship between
                                               the parts

                                               EL-8-DCS-S-9
                                               Students will evaluate the quality of
                                               evidence used to support or oppose
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Time      Content Topics   POS Understandings       POS Skills                                 CCA 4.1                       Vocabulary   Resources
                                                    an argument
          Collection 7     *refer to asterisks in   * refer to asterisks in Collection 1 for   *refer to asterisks in
4 weeks                    Collection 1 for POS     POS Foundation Skills*                     Collection 1 for Foundation
          Reading:         Understandings*                                                     Core Content Assessment
          Informational                             EL-8-DIU-S-1                               items*
          -biography                                Students will use comprehension
                                                    strategies (e.g., using prior              RD-O8-2.0.4
          Writing:                                  knowledge, generating clarifying,          Students will locate key
          Personal                                  literal and inferential questions,         ideas or information in a
          Expressive                                constructing sensory images,               passage.
                                                    locating and using text features)          DOK 1
                                                    while reading, listening to, or
                                                    viewing literary and informational         RD-O8-2.0.7
                                                    texts                                      Students will make
                                                                                               predictions, draw
                                                    EL-8-DIU-S-2                               conclusions, make
                                                    Students will use text structure cues      generalizations or make
                                                    (e.g., chronology, cause/effect,           inferences based on what
                                                    compare/contrast,                          is read.
                                                    proposition/support, description,           DOK 3
                                                    classification, logical/sequential) to
                                                    aid in comprehension
                                                                                               RD-O8-2.0.8
                                                    EL-8-DIU-S-5                               Students will interpret the
                                                    Students will make text-based              meaning of concrete and
                                                    inferences; draw conclusions based         abstract terms, based on
                                                    on what is read                            the context from a passage
                                                                                               (e.g., “loaded” words,
                                                    EL-8-DIU-S-7                               connotation and
                                                    Students will demonstrate                  denotation).
                                                    understanding of informational             DOK 2
                                                    passages/texts:
                                                      a) locate key ideas, information,        RD-O8-3.0.2
                                                           facts or details                    Students will identify or
                                                      b) use information from text to          explain an author’s
                                                           state and support                   purpose in a passage.
                                                           central/main idea                   DOK 2
                                                      c) use information from text to
                                                           accomplish a specific task or       RD-O8-3.0.1
                                                           answer questions                    Students will analyze the
                                                      d) use text features and visual          relationship between a
                                                           information (e.g., maps,            speaker’s or character’s
                                                           charts, graphs, time lines,         motivation and behavior in
                                                           visual organizers) to               a passage, as revealed by
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Time     Content Topics   POS Understandings   POS Skills                             CCA 4.1                           Vocabulary   Resources
                                                    understand texts                  the dilemmas.
                                                                                      DOK 3
                                               EL-8-DIU-S-6
                                               Students will demonstrate              RD-O8-3.0.4
                                               understanding of literary elements     Students will analyze the
                                               and literary passages/texts:           use of details that support
                                               a) identify and explain                the main idea or explain
                                                    characteristics of different      their importance in a
                                                    types of literary texts (e.g.,    passage.
                                                    myths, epics, poems, novels,       DOK 3
                                                    dramas)
                                               b) explain the main idea of a          RD-O8-4.0.2
                                                    passage                           Students will use evidence
                                                                                      from a passage to formulate
                                               EL-8-IT-S-3                            opinions in response to a
                                               Students will use text references to   reading passage.
                                               explain author’s purpose, author’s
                                               message or theme, and supporting       RD-O8-4.0.1
                                               evidence                               Students will connect
                                                                                      information from a passage
                                               EL-8-IT-S-5                            to students’ lives (text-to-
                                               Students will demonstrate              self), real world issues (text-
                                               understanding of literary elements     to-world) and other texts
                                               and literary passages/texts:           (text-to-text - e.g., novel,
                                               - analyze how external or internal     short story, song, film,
                                                 conflicts are resolved               website, etc.).
                                               - explain author’s craft (e.g.,
                                                 stanzas, rhythm, foreshadowing,      RD-O8-5.0.5
                                                 flashbacks, symbolism) as            Students will evaluate the
                                                 appropriate to genre                 author’s word choice,
                                               - analyze the relationship between     style, content, or use of
                                                 a speaker’s or character’s           literary elements.
                                                 motivation and behavior in a         DOK 3
                                                 passage, as revealed by the
                                                 dilemmas                             RD-O8-5.0.2
                                               - analyze the use of details that      Students will interpret the
                                                 support the main idea and explain    use of literary elements
                                                 their importance in a passage        (e.g., characterization,
                                                                                      setting, plot, theme, point
                                               EL-8-IT-S-6                            of view) in a passage.
                                               Students will demonstrate              DOK 3
                                               understanding of informational
                                               passages/texts:
                                                b) use evidence/references from
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Time     Content Topics   POS Understandings   POS Skills                                CCA 4.1                         Vocabulary   Resources
                                                   the text to state central/main        RD-O8-5.0.3
                                                   idea and details that support         Students will identify and
                                                   them; or analyze the                  explain the use of literary
                                                   importance of details used in a       devices (e.g., symbolism,
                                                   passage                               irony, analogies, imagery,
                                               c) understand cause-effect                foreshadowing, figurative
                                                   inferences                            language).
                                                                                         DOK 3
                                               EL-8-RRT-S-4
                                               Students will read a wide range of        RD-O8-5.0.4
                                               texts, including texts by the same        Students will analyze the
                                               author, about the same subject or         author’s use of literary
                                               theme, or from the same genre in          devices in a passage (e.g.,
                                               order to respond and make                 symbolism, irony, analogies,
                                               connections (text-to-self, text-to-       imagery, figurative
                                               text, text-to-world)                      language).

                                               EL-8-DCS-S-3                              RD-O8-5.0.1
                                               Students will evaluate what is read       Students will explain the
                                               based on the author’s purpose,            interrelationships (themes,
                                               message, word choice, sentence            ideas, concepts) that are
                                               variety, content, tone, style or use of   developed in more than one
                                               literary elements                         literary work.

                                               EL-8-DCS-S-4                              RD-O8-5.0.6
                                               Students will form and support            Students will compare and
                                               judgments/opinions about central          contrast elements, views,
                                               ideas                                     ideas, or events presented in
                                                                                         one or more passages.
                                               EL-8-DCS-S-5
                                               Students will interpret the
                                                                                         Writing:
                                               interactions among literary elements
                                                                                         Refer to Writing Curriculum
                                               within and across a variety of texts
                                                                                         Document
                                               EL-8-DCS-S-6
                                                                                         Speaking, Listening and
                                               Students will analyze the
                                                                                         Observing: Refer to
                                               effectiveness of literary devices or
                                                                                         Speaking, Listening and
                                               figurative language in evoking what
                                                                                         Observing Curriculum
                                               the author intended (e.g., picturing a
                                                                                         Document
                                               setting, predicting a consequence,
                                               establishing a mood or feeling)



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                                                                 2007

Time      Content Topics   POS Understandings       POS Skills                                 CCA 4.1                             Vocabulary   Resources
          Collection 5     *refer to asterisks in   * refer to asterisks in Collection 1 for   *refer to asterisks in
4 weeks                    Collection 1 for POS     POS Foundation Skills*                     Collection 1 for Foundation
          Reading-         Understandings*                                                     Core Content Assessment
          Literary                                  EL-8-DIU-S-1                               items*
                                                    Students will use comprehension
          Writing-                                  strategies (e.g., using prior              RD-O8-2.0.7
          Reflective                                knowledge, generating clarifying,          Students will make
                                                    literal and inferential questions,         predictions, draw
                                                    constructing sensory images,               conclusions, make
                                                    locating and using text features)          generalizations or make
                                                    while reading, listening to, or            inferences based on what
                                                    viewing literary and informational         is read.
                                                    texts                                       DOK 3

                                                    EL-8-DIU-S-2                               RD-O8-2.0.5
                                                    Students will use text structure cues      Students will paraphrase
                                                    (e.g., chronology, cause/effect,           information from a
                                                    compare/contrast,                          paragraph, a section of a
                                                    proposition/support, description,          passage or an entire
                                                    classification, logical/sequential) to     passage.
                                                    aid in comprehension                        DOK 2

                                                    EL-8-DIU-S-4                               RD-O8-2.0.2
                                                    Students will paraphrase and               Students will identify and
                                                    summarize information from texts of        explain the characteristics
                                                    various lengths                            of short stories, novels,
                                                                                               poetry or plays.
                                                    EL-8-DIU-S-5                               DOK 2
                                                    Students will make text-based
                                                    inferences; draw conclusions based         RD-O8-2.0.1
                                                    on what is read                            Students will explain the
                                                                                               main idea of a passage.
                                                    EL-8-DIU-S-6                               DOK 3
                                                    Students will demonstrate
                                                    understanding of literary elements         RD-O8-3.0.2
                                                    and literary passages/texts:               Students will identify or
                                                       -     identify and explain              explain an author’s
                                                             characteristics of different      purpose in a passage.
                                                             types of literary texts (e.g.,    DOK 2
                                                             myths, epics, poems,
                                                             novels, dramas)                   RD-O8-3.0.7
                                                       -     explain the main idea of a        Students will identify or explain
                                                             passage                           an author’s position based on
                                                                                               evidence in a passage.
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Time     Content Topics   POS Understandings   POS Skills                                CCA 4.1                           Vocabulary   Resources
                                               EL-8-IT-S-1
                                               Students will use comprehension           RD-O8-3.0.3
                                               strategies while reading, listening to,   Students will explain or
                                               or viewing literary and informational     analyze how a conflict in a
                                               texts                                     passage is resolved.
                                                                                         DOK 3
                                               EL-8-IT-S-3
                                               Students will use text references to      RD-O8-3.0.1
                                               explain author’s purpose, author’s        Students will analyze the
                                               message or theme, and supporting          relationship between a
                                               evidence                                  speaker’s or character’s
                                                                                         motivation and behavior in a
                                               EL-8-IT-S-4                               passage, as revealed by the
                                               Students will organize ideas to show      dilemmas.
                                               understanding of central ideas and
                                               interrelationships (e.g., charting,       RD-O8-3.0.4
                                               mapping, graphic organizers,              Students will analyze the
                                               outlining, note taking)                   use of details that support
                                                                                         the main idea or explain
                                               EL-8-IT-S-5                               their importance in a
                                                                                         passage.
                                               Students will demonstrate
                                                                                         DOK 3
                                               understanding of literary elements
                                               and literary passages/texts:
                                                                                         RD-O8-4.0.1
                                                  -     analyze how external or
                                                                                         Students will connect
                                                        internal conflicts are
                                                                                         information from a passage
                                                        resolved
                                                                                         to students’ lives (text-to-
                                                  -     explain author’s craft (e.g.,
                                                                                         self), real world issues (text-
                                                        stanzas, rhythm,
                                                                                         to-world) and other texts
                                                        foreshadowing, flashbacks,
                                                                                         (text-to-text - e.g., novel,
                                                        symbolism) as appropriate
                                                                                         short story, song, film,
                                                        to genre
                                                                                         website, etc.).
                                                  -     analyze the relationship
                                                        between a speaker’s or
                                                                                         RD-O8-5.0.5
                                                        character’s motivation and
                                                                                         Students will evaluate the
                                                        behavior in a passage, as
                                                                                         author’s word choice, style,
                                                        revealed by the dilemmas
                                                                                         content, or use of literary
                                                  -     analyze the use of details
                                                                                         elements.
                                                        that support the main idea
                                                                                         DOK 3
                                                        and explain their
                                                        importance in a passage

                                               EL-8-RRT-S-4
                                                                                         RD-O8-5.0.2
                                               Students will read a wide range of
                                                                                         Students will interpret the
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                                               Grade 8 Reading Curriculum Map
                                                    Boone County School
                                                            2007

Time     Content Topics   POS Understandings   POS Skills                                CCA 4.1                       Vocabulary   Resources
                                               texts, including texts by the same        use of literary elements
                                               author, about the same subject or         (e.g., characterization,
                                               theme, or from the same genre in          setting, plot, theme, point
                                               order to respond and make                 of view) in a passage.
                                               connections (text-to-self, text-to-       DOK 3
                                               text, text-to-world)
                                                                                         RD-O8-5.0.3
                                               EL-8-RRT-S-5                              Students will identify and
                                               Students will demonstrate                 explain the use of literary
                                               participation in a literate community     devices (e.g., symbolism,
                                               by sharing and responding to ideas        irony, analogies, imagery,
                                               and connections with others through       foreshadowing, figurative
                                               writing and in-depth discussions          language).
                                               about texts                               DOK 3

                                               EL-8-DCS-S-3                              RD-O8-5.0.3
                                               Students will evaluate what is read       Students will identify and
                                               based on the author’s purpose,            explain the use of literary
                                               message, word choice, sentence            devices (e.g., symbolism,
                                               variety, content, tone, style or use of   irony, analogies, imagery,
                                               literary elements                         foreshadowing, figurative
                                                                                         language).
                                               EL-8-DCS-S-4                              DOK 3
                                               Students will form and support
                                               judgments/opinions about central          .
                                               ideas

                                               EL-8-DCS-S-5
                                               Students will interpret the
                                               interactions among literary elements
                                               within and across a variety of texts

                                               EL-8-DCS-S-6
                                               Students will analyze the
                                               effectiveness of literary devices or
                                               figurative language in evoking what
                                               the author intended (e.g., picturing a
                                               setting, predicting a consequence,
                                               establishing a mood or feeling)




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