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RI.OC-8-1.NECAP (Writing) - Grade Level Expectation: Oral Communicates Strategies: Interactive Listening: In oral communication, students demonstrate interactive listening by:

NECAP (Writing) - Grade Level Expectation: Oral Communicates Strategies: Interactive Listening: In oral communication, students demonstrate interactive listening by:
OC-8-1.4. Participating in large and small group discussions showing respect for a range of individual ideas (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Conducting Interviews and Discussions
 

RI.OC-8-2.NECAP (Writing) - Grade Level Expectation: Oral Communicates Strategies: Make Oral Presentations: In oral communication, students make oral presentations by:

NECAP (Writing) - Grade Level Expectation: Oral Communicates Strategies: Make Oral Presentations: In oral communication, students make oral presentations by:
OC-8-2.5. Using a variety of strategies of address (e.g., eye contact, speaking rate, volume, articulation, inflection, intonation, rhythm, and gesture) to communicate ideas effectively (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Speaking
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Vocabulary
 

RI.R-8-11.NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Reading Fluency and Accuracy: Reads grade-level appropriate material with:

NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Reading Fluency and Accuracy: Reads grade-level appropriate material with:
R-8-11.1. Accuracy: reading material appropriate for grade 8 with at least 90-94% accuracy (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Reading Rate
 
R-8-11.2. Fluency: reading with appropriate silent and oral reading fluency rates as determined by text demands, and purpose for reading (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Reading Rate
 
R-8-11.3. Fluency: reading familiar text with phrasing and expression, and with attention to text features such as punctuation, italics, and dialogue (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Narrative Text
 

RI.R-8-12.NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Reading Strategies: Strategies for Monitoring and Adjusting and Reading: Comprehension Strategies: Demonstrates ability to monitor comprehension for different types of texts and purposes by:

NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Reading Strategies: Strategies for Monitoring and Adjusting and Reading: Comprehension Strategies: Demonstrates ability to monitor comprehension for different types of texts and purposes by:
R-8-12.1. Using a range of self-monitoring and self-correction approaches (e.g., predicting and confirming, rereading, adjusting rate, sub-vocalizing, consulting resources, questioning, skimming, scanning, using syntax/language structure, semantics/meaning, or other context cues) (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Reading Rate
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Vocabulary
 

RI.R-8-13.NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Reading Strategies: Reading Comprehension Strategies:

NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Reading Strategies: Reading Comprehension Strategies:
R -8-13.1. Uses comprehension strategies (flexibly and as needed) before, during, and after reading literary and informational text. (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Reading Process
 

RI.R-8-15.NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Breadth of Reading: Reading for Research Across Content Areas: Research by reading multiple sources (including print and non-print texts) to solve a problem, or to make a decision, or to formulate a judgment, or to support a thesis by:

NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Breadth of Reading: Reading for Research Across Content Areas: Research by reading multiple sources (including print and non-print texts) to solve a problem, or to make a decision, or to formulate a judgment, or to support a thesis by:
R-8-15.2. Evaluating information presented, in terms of completeness and relevance (Local)
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R-8-15.3. Gathering, organizing, analyzing, and interpreting the information (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Thinking Skills
 
R-8-15.4. Using evidence to support conclusions (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Expository Text
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Thinking Skills
 

RI.R-8-16.NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Literary Texts: Generates a Personal Response: All students need ongoing opportunities to apply and practice reading strategies with many different types of literary texts. Recognizing a variety of literary texts and their characteristics will help students in meeting grade level expectations described in the NECAP GLEs and GSEs. Generates a personal response to what is read through a variety of means:

NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Literary Texts: Generates a Personal Response: All students need ongoing opportunities to apply and practice reading strategies with many different types of literary texts. Recognizing a variety of literary texts and their characteristics will help students in meeting grade level expectations described in the NECAP GLEs and GSEs. Generates a personal response to what is read through a variety of means:
R-8-16.2. Providing relevant details to support the connections made or judgments (interpretive, analytical, evaluative, or reflective) (Local)
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RI.R-8-2.NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Vocabulary: Vocabulary Strategies: Students identify the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary by:

NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Vocabulary: Vocabulary Strategies: Students identify the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary by:
R-8-2.1. Using strategies to unlock meaning (e.g., knowledge of word structure, including prefixes/suffixes, base words, common roots, or word origins; or context clues; or other resources, such as dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses; or prior knowledge) (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Dictionary Skills
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Reading-Structural Analysis
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Structural Analysis
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Using References
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Vocabulary
 

RI.R-8-3.NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Vocabulary: Breath of Vocabulary: Shows breadth of vocabulary knowledge through demonstrating understanding of word meanings and relationships by:

NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Vocabulary: Breath of Vocabulary: Shows breadth of vocabulary knowledge through demonstrating understanding of word meanings and relationships by:
R-8-3.1. Identifying synonyms, antonyms, homonyms/homophones, shades of meaning, or word origins, including words from other languages that have been adopted into our language (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Adding New Words to Our Language
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Reading-Structural Analysis
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Structural Analysis
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Vocabulary
 
R-8-3.2. Selecting appropriate words or explaining the use of words in context, including content specific vocabulary, words with multiple meanings, or precise vocabulary (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Vocabulary
 

RI.R-8-4.NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Literary Texts: Initial Understanding of literary Texts: All students need ongoing opportunities to apply and practice reading strategies with many different types of literary texts. Recognizing a variety of literary texts and their characteristics will help students in meeting grade level expectations described in the NECAP GLEs and High school GSEs. Demonstrate initial understanding of elements of literary texts by:

NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Literary Texts: Initial Understanding of literary Texts: All students need ongoing opportunities to apply and practice reading strategies with many different types of literary texts. Recognizing a variety of literary texts and their characteristics will help students in meeting grade level expectations described in the NECAP GLEs and High school GSEs. Demonstrate initial understanding of elements of literary texts by:
R-8-4.1. Identifying or describing character(s), setting, problem/solution, or plots/subplots, as appropriate to text; or identifying any significant changes in character or setting over time; or identifying rising action, climax, or falling action (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Narrative Text
 
R-8-4.4. Identifying the characteristics of a variety of types/genres of literary text (e.g., literary texts: poetry, plays, fairytales, fantasy, fables, realistic fiction, folktales, historical fiction, mysteries, science fiction, myths, legends, short stories, epics, novels, dramas) (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Reading-Drama
 
R-8-4.5. Identifying literary devices as appropriate to genre: rhyme schemes, alliteration, simile, dialogue, imagery, metaphors, flashback, onomatopoeia, repetition, personification, or hyperbole (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Figurative Language
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Narrative Text
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Reading-Figurative Language
 

RI.R-8-5.NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Literary Texts: Analysis and Interpretation of Literary Text, Citing Evidence: All students need ongoing opportunities to apply and practice reading strategies with many different types of literary texts. Recognizing a variety of literary texts and their characteristics will help students in meeting grade level expectations described in the NECAP GLEs and GSEs. Analyze and interpret elements of literary texts, citing evidence where appropriate by:

NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Literary Texts: Analysis and Interpretation of Literary Text, Citing Evidence: All students need ongoing opportunities to apply and practice reading strategies with many different types of literary texts. Recognizing a variety of literary texts and their characteristics will help students in meeting grade level expectations described in the NECAP GLEs and GSEs. Analyze and interpret elements of literary texts, citing evidence where appropriate by:
R-8-5.2. Describing characterization (e.g., stereotype, antagonist, protagonist), motivation, or interactions, citing thoughts, words, or actions that reveal characters' traits, motivations, or their changes over time (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Narrative Text
 
R-8-5.3. Making inferences about cause/effect, internal or external conflicts (e.g., person versus self, person versus person, person versus nature/society/fate), or the relationship among elements within text (e.g., describing the interaction among plot/subplots) (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Narrative Text
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Thinking Skills
 
R-8-5.5. Explaining how the author's message or theme (which may include universal themes) is supported within the text (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Author's Purpose
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Narrative Text
 

RI.R-8-6.NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Literary Texts: Analysis and Interpretation of Literary Texts, Citing Evidence: All students need ongoing opportunities to apply and practice reading strategies with many different types of literary texts. Recognizing a variety of literary texts and their characteristics will help students in meeting grade level expectations described in the NECAP GLEs and GSEs. Analyze and interpret author's craft, citing evidence where appropriate by:

NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Literary Texts: Analysis and Interpretation of Literary Texts, Citing Evidence: All students need ongoing opportunities to apply and practice reading strategies with many different types of literary texts. Recognizing a variety of literary texts and their characteristics will help students in meeting grade level expectations described in the NECAP GLEs and GSEs. Analyze and interpret author's craft, citing evidence where appropriate by:
R-8-6.1. Demonstrating knowledge of author's style or use of literary elements and devices (e.g., imagery, repetition, flashback, foreshadowing, personification, hyperbole, symbolism, or use of punctuation) to analyze literary works (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Figurative Language
 

RI.R-8-7.NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Informational Texts: Initial Understanding of Informational Text: All students need ongoing opportunities to apply and practice reading strategies with many different types of informational texts (expository and practical texts across content areas). Recognizing a variety of informational texts and their characteristics will help students in meeting grade level expectations described in the NECAP GLEs and GSEs. Demonstrate initial understanding of informational texts (expository and practical texts) by:

NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Informational Texts: Initial Understanding of Informational Text: All students need ongoing opportunities to apply and practice reading strategies with many different types of informational texts (expository and practical texts across content areas). Recognizing a variety of informational texts and their characteristics will help students in meeting grade level expectations described in the NECAP GLEs and GSEs. Demonstrate initial understanding of informational texts (expository and practical texts) by:
R-8-7.1. Obtaining information from text features (e.g., table of contents, glossary, index, transition words/phrases, transitional devices, bold or italicized text, headings, subheadings, graphic organizers, charts, graphs, or illustrations) (Local)
Flip Charts Space Ships
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Text Features
 
R-8-7.2. Using information from the text to answer questions, to state the main/central ideas, or to provide supporting details (Local)
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R-8-7.3. Organizing information to show understanding or relationships among facts, ideas, and events (e.g., representing main/central ideas or details within text through charting, mapping, paraphrasing, summarizing, comparing/contrasting, or outlining) (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Expository Text
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Thinking Skills
 
R-8-7.5. Identifying the characteristics of a variety of types of text (e.g., reference: reports, magazines, newspapers, textbooks, biographies, autobiographies, Internet websites, public documents and discourse, essays, articles, technical manuals; and practical/functional: procedures/instructions, announcements, invitations, book orders, recipes, menus, advertisements, pamphlets, schedules) (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Reading and the Internet
 

RI.R-8-8.NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Informational Texts: Analysis and Interpretation of Literary Text, Citing Evidence: All students need ongoing opportunities to apply and practice reading strategies with many different types of informational texts (expository and practical texts across content areas). Recognizing a variety of informational texts and their characteristics will help students in meeting grade level expectations described in NECAP GLEs and GSEs. Analyze and interpret informational text, citing evidence as appropriate by:

NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Informational Texts: Analysis and Interpretation of Literary Text, Citing Evidence: All students need ongoing opportunities to apply and practice reading strategies with many different types of informational texts (expository and practical texts across content areas). Recognizing a variety of informational texts and their characteristics will help students in meeting grade level expectations described in NECAP GLEs and GSEs. Analyze and interpret informational text, citing evidence as appropriate by:
R-8-8.1. Explaining connections about information within a text, across texts, or to related ideas (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Reading Process
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Thinking Skills
 
R-8-8.2. Synthesizing and evaluating information within or across text(s) (e.g., constructing appropriate titles; or formulating assertions or controlling ideas) (Local)
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R-8-8.3. Drawing inferences about text, including author's purpose (e.g., to inform, explain, entertain, persuade) or message; or explaining how purpose may affect the interpretation of the text; or using supporting evidence to form or evaluate opinions/judgments and assertions about central ideas that are relevant (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Author's Purpose
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Expository Text
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Thinking Skills
 
R-8-8.4. Distinguishing fact from opinion, and identifying possible bias/propaganda or conflicting information within or across texts (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Persuasive Text
 
R-8-8.5. Making inferences about causes or effects (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Thinking Skills
 
R-8-8.6. Evaluating the clarity and accuracy of information (Local)
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RI.W-8-11.NECAP (Writing) - Grade Level Expectation: Habit of Writing: Writing Extensively: Demonstrates the habit of writing extensively by:

NECAP (Writing) - Grade Level Expectation: Habit of Writing: Writing Extensively: Demonstrates the habit of writing extensively by:
W-8-11.1. Writing with frequency, including in-school, out-of-school, and during the summer (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Process Writing
 

RI.W-8-14.NECAP (Writing) - Grade Level Expectation: Expressive Writing: Reflective Essay: In reflective writing, students explore and share thoughts, observations, and impressions by:

NECAP (Writing) - Grade Level Expectation: Expressive Writing: Reflective Essay: In reflective writing, students explore and share thoughts, observations, and impressions by:
W-8-14.1. Engaging the reader by establishing context (purpose) (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Process Writing
 

RI.W-8-2.NECAP (Writing) - Grade Level Expectation: Writing in Response to Literary or Informational Text - Showing Understanding of Ideas in Text: In response to literary or informational text, students show understanding of plot/ideas/concepts by:

NECAP (Writing) - Grade Level Expectation: Writing in Response to Literary or Informational Text - Showing Understanding of Ideas in Text: In response to literary or informational text, students show understanding of plot/ideas/concepts by:
W-8-2.3. Connecting what has been read (plot/ideas/concepts) to prior knowledge, other texts, or the broader world of ideas, by referring to and explaining relevant ideas (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Expository Text
 

RI.W-8-3.NECAP (Writing) - Grade Level Expectation: Reading-Writing Connection: Writing in Response to Literary or Informational Text - Making Analytical Judgments about Text: In response to literary or informational text, students make and support analytical judgments about text by:

NECAP (Writing) - Grade Level Expectation: Reading-Writing Connection: Writing in Response to Literary or Informational Text - Making Analytical Judgments about Text: In response to literary or informational text, students make and support analytical judgments about text by:
W-8-3.2. Making inferences about the relationship(s) among content, events, characters, setting, theme, or author's craft (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Thinking Skills
 
W-8-3.3. Using specific details and references to text or relevant citations to support focus or judgment (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Writing a Research Report
 
W-8-3.4. Organizing ideas, using transitional words/phrases and drawing a conclusion by synthesizing information (e.g., demonstrate a connection to the broader world of ideas) (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Thinking Skills
 

RI.W-8-6.NECAP (Writing) - Grade Level Expectation: Informational Writing: Reports, Procedures, or Persuasive Writing - Organizing Information: In informational writing, students organize ideas/concepts by:

NECAP (Writing) - Grade Level Expectation: Informational Writing: Reports, Procedures, or Persuasive Writing - Organizing Information: In informational writing, students organize ideas/concepts by:
W-8-6.4. Drawing a conclusion by synthesizing information (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Thinking Skills
 
W-8-6.5. Listing and citing sources (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Writing a Research Report
 

RI.W-8-8.NECAP (Writing) - Grade Level Expectation: Informational Writing (Reports, Procedures, or Persuasive Writing) - Using Elaboration Strategies: In informational writing, students demonstrate use of a range of elaboration strategies by:

NECAP (Writing) - Grade Level Expectation: Informational Writing (Reports, Procedures, or Persuasive Writing) - Using Elaboration Strategies: In informational writing, students demonstrate use of a range of elaboration strategies by:
W-8-8.3. Addressing readers' concerns (including counterarguments - in persuasive writing; addressing potential problems - in procedures; providing context - in reports) (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Process Writing
 

RI.W-8-9.NECAP (Writing) - Grade Level Expectation: Writing Conventions - Applying Rules of Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics: In independent writing, students demonstrate command of appropriate English conventions by:

NECAP (Writing) - Grade Level Expectation: Writing Conventions - Applying Rules of Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics: In independent writing, students demonstrate command of appropriate English conventions by:
W-8-9.1. Applying rules of standard English usage to correct grammatical errors (Local)
Flip Charts Usage: Homophones
Flip Charts Usage: Homophones
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Usage
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Usage
 
W-8-9.2. Applying capitalization rules (Local)
Flip Charts Capitalization
Flip Charts Capitalization
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Capitalization
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Capitalization
 
W-8-9.4. Applying appropriate punctuation to various sentence patterns to enhance meaning (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Punctuation
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Punctuation
 
W-8-9.5. Applying conventional and word-derivative spelling patterns/rules (Local)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Spelling
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Spelling
 
 
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