Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Topic: Reading Standards for Literature, Grade 8

.cite wide range of evidence within the text
.how recurring images or events  contribute to the central theme
.how elements of a story interact
.metaphors, allusions and analogies contribute to meaning
.compare poem with a conventional structure to a poem without a prescribed structure (free verse)
.different perspectives of characters
.analyze the degree to which film version relates to a text version of a story
.compare fictional portrayal of a time, place or character to an historical portrayal

Source:  “CCSSI (Common Core State Standards Initiative) for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies and Science.” March 10, 2010, p. 12, 13. You will find the standards at

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