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TN.L.LANGUAGE STANDARDS

LANGUAGE STANDARDS
8.L.CSE. Conventions of Standard English
L.CSE.1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
8.L.CSE.1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage.
8.L.CSE.1.a. When reading or listening, analyze the use of phrases and clauses within a larger text.
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8.L.CSE.1.b. When reading or listening, explain the function of verbs.
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8.L.CSE.1.c. When writing or speaking, produce simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences with effectively-placed modifiers.
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8.L.CSE.1.d. When reading or listening, explain the function of the voice (active and passive) and the mood of a verb and its application in text.
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8.L.CSE.1.e. When writing or speaking, produce and use varied voice and mood of verbs.
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L.CSE.2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
8.L.CSE.2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. When reading and writing, explain the functions of punctuation in creating sentence variety and style.
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Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Capitalization
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8.L.VAU. Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
L.VAU.4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
8.L.VAU.4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on 8th grade-level text by choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
8.L.VAU.4.a. Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or a phrase.
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8.L.VAU.4.b. Use common grade-appropriate morphological elements as clues to the meaning of a word or a phrase.
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8.L.VAU.4.c. Consult reference materials, both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or phrase.
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8.L.VAU.4.d. Use etymological patterns in spelling as clues to the meaning of a word or phrase.
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L.VAU.5. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
8.L.VAU.5. When reading, listening, writing, and speaking, explain the function of figurative language, word relationships, and connotation/denotation and use them correctly and effectively.
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TN.RI.READING STANDARDS – INFORMATIONAL TEXT

READING STANDARDS – INFORMATIONAL TEXT
8.RI.CS. Craft and Structure
R.CS.4. Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
8.RI.CS.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone, including analogies and allusions to other texts.
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R.CS.5. Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of a text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
8.RI.CS.5. Analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph or section in a text, including the role of particular sentences in developing and refining a key concept.
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R.CS.6. Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
8.RI.CS.6. Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author acknowledges and responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints.
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8.RI.IKI. Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
R.IKI.8. Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
8.RI.IKI.8. Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims and the reasoning is sound.
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R.IKI.9. Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches an author takes.
8.RI.IKI.9. Analyze a case in which two or more texts provide conflicting information on the same topic and identify where the texts disagree on matters of fact or interpretation.
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8.RI.KID. Key Ideas and Details
R.KID.1. Read closely to determine what a text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
8.RI.KID.1. Analyze what a text says explicitly and draw logical inferences; support an interpretation of a text by citing relevant textual evidence.
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R.KID.2. Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
8.RI.KID.2. Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary.
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R.KID.3. Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
8.RI.KID.3. Analyze the techniques used to distinguish between and to make connections among individuals, events, or ideas in a text.
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8.RI.RRTC. Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
R.RRTC.10. Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
8.RI.RRTC.10. Read and comprehend a variety of literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
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TN.RL.READING STANDARDS - LITERATURE

READING STANDARDS - LITERATURE
8.RL.CS. Craft and Structure
R.CS.4. Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
8.RL.CS.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including allusions to other texts, repetition of words and phrases, and
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8.RL.IKI. Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
R.IKI.7. Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
8.RL.IKI.7. Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from a text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.
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8.RL.KID. Key Ideas and Details
R.KID.1. Read closely to determine what a text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
8.RL.KID.1. Analyze what a text says explicitly and draw logical inferences; support an interpretation of a text by citing relevant textual evidence.
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R.KID.2. Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
8.RL.KID.2. Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary.
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R.KID.3. Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
8.RL.KID.3. Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
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8.RL.RRTC. Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
R.RRTC.10. Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
8.RL.RRTC.10. Read and comprehend a variety of literature at the high end of the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
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TN.SL.SPEAKING AND LISTENING STANDARDS

SPEAKING AND LISTENING STANDARDS
8.SL.CC. Comprehension and Collaboration
SL.CC.1. Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with varied partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
8.SL.CC.1. Prepare for collaborative discussions on 8th grade level topics and texts; engage effectively with varied partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own ideas clearly.
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8.SL.PKI. Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
SL.PKI.4. Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning; the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
8.SL.PKI.4. Present claims and findings in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence; sound, valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
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SL.PKI.6. Adapt speech to a variety of contents and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
8.SL.PKI.6. Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
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TN.W.WRITING STANDARDS

WRITING STANDARDS
8.W.PDW. Production and Distribution of Writing
W.PDW.4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
8.W.PDW.4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)
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8.W.RBPK. Research to Build and Present Knowledge
W.RBPK.8. Integrate relevant and credible information from multiple print and digital sources while avoiding plagiarism.
8.W.RBPK.8. Use search terms effectively; integrate relevant and credible information from print and digital sources; quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
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8.W.RW. Range of Writing
W.RW.10. Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
8.W.RW.10. Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
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