LAFS.8.RL.1.1: Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
LAFS.8.RL.1.2: 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 of the text.
LAFS.8.RL.1.3: 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
LAFS.8.RL.2.4: 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 analogies or allusions to other texts.
LAFS.8.RL.2.6: Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader create such effects as suspense or humor.
LAFS.8.L.1.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and
usage when writing or speaking.
LAFS.8.L.1.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization,
punctuation, and spelling when writing.
LAFS.8.L.3.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words or
phrases based on grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range
LAFS.8.L.3.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and
nuances in word meanings.