Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Topic: Writing Standards, Grade 8.

Argument. Distinguish from opposing claims. Provide a concluding statement.

Informative/explanatory texts. Develop the topic with relevant accurate facts, concrete details, quotations and examples. Use technical words when appropriate. Use formal, objective style. Provide a conclusion.

Narrative writing: Same as in Grades 6 and 7.

Plan, revise and edit.

Cite information in a digital format.

Research in response to a question and generate related questions. Quote or paraphrase. Multiplel print and digital format. Standard format for citation.

Compare fictional portrayal of time place or character to historical sources.

Evaluate an argument’s claims and reasoning.

Range of tasks, purposes and audiences.

I have tried to highlight significant standards and those that are new to the grade level. Assume that the standards previously listed in grades 6 and 7 are also listed at this level.

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

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