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NCDPI  ELA SECTION  Parent Guide FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS  ELA Standards  Expectations Get an in-depth look of what skill...
02  Introduction to the NC Standard Course of Study  03  ELA Standards    Expectations for  Eighth Grade  16  Reading Stra...
Welcome  This guide provides an overview of what your child will learn by the end of eighth grade in English Language Arts...
The NC standards are divided into 4 strands      Reading o Foundational Skills  K-5  o Reading Literature o Reading Inform...
ELA Standards    Expectations for Eighth Grade This section focuses on the key skills your child will learn throughout eig...
Reading   Literature Key Ideas and Evidence Students      cite evidence from the text that most strongly supports analysis...
Reading   Literature Integration of Ideas and Analysis Students      analyze how different and similar a film or live prod...
Reading   Informational Key Ideas and Evidence Students      cite evidence from the text that most strongly supports analy...
Reading   Informational Integration of Ideas and Analysis Students      evaluate the pros and cons of using different medi...
Writing Text Types, Purposes, and Publishing Students      organize information and ideas based on a topic to plan and pre...
Writing Text Types, Purposes, and Publishing con t Students      write informative pieces that  - clearly introduce a topi...
Writing Text Types, Purposes, and Publishing con t Students      write narrative pieces that  - develop real or imagined e...
Writing Research Students      conduct short research projects  using several sources  to answer a question, including que...
Speaking and Listening Collaboration and Communication Students      follow predetermined rules to discuss grade level tex...
Speaking and Listening Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas Students      present claims and findings in a focused manner  ...
Language Conventions of Standard English  Students      demonstrate understanding of progressively more difficult standard...
Language Language Standards 1 and 2 include two continuums, one for grammar and one for conventions. The skills within eac...
Reading Strategies Reading outside of school provides the additional support and encouragement that allows students to cre...
Reading Strategies     Slowly and deliberately read and then re-read complex texts.     Start a family book club. Let diff...
Reading Strategies     Find a series that interests your child and begin to read it together. You can read to your child, ...
Reading Strategies     Students can annotate the actual text by jotting information in the margins if they have their own ...
Reading Strategies o What can you infer from what you have read so far  o What is the theme of the story  What details hel...
Reading Strategies     Possible questions prompts to ask as or after your child reads con t  o What does the word ______ m...
Writing Strategies Writing to express opinions, provide information, and or create a story goes far beyond letter formatio...
Writing Strategies     Writing for a real purpose and or audience    Thank you notes   Quick note or email to relatives ab...
Writing Strategies     Help your child choose something that he she wants to do or learn to do. Work with your child to re...
Resources for Learning Outside of School At home, you play an important role in your student   s academic success. You are...