By the end of eighth grade, students who are making adequate progress in literacy are able to:
8.1 Evaluate the validity and accuracy of information, ideas, themes, opinions, and experiences in texts:
how the use and meaning of literary devices, such as symbolism,
metaphor and simile, illustration, personification, flashback, and
foreshadowing, convey the author’s message or intent.
8.3 Present original, literary texts, using language and text structures that are inventive
Write original literary texts to:
8.1 Maintain a consistent point of view that enhances the message and/or establishes the mood
8.2 Identify missing, conflicting, or unclear information.
Listening & Speaking:
8.1 Encourage the speaker with appropriate facial expressions and gestures.
8.2 Respond to the listener’s interests, needs, and reactions to