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En esta pantalla puedes ver los estándares y expectativas definidos por el Departamento de Educación para octavo grado, en English. Además, a la izquierda de su pantalla, podrá acceder a los estándares y expectativas de otros grados. Desde aquí tiene la opción de ver los Planes del Grado disponibles o añadir un Plan Nuevo a este grado y materia.


The student uses the English language to interpret oral input, construct meaning, interact with confidence both verbally and nonverbally, and express ideas effectively in a variety of personal, social, and academic contexts.

Listens and responds during a read aloud from a variety of fiction and nonfiction to comprehend, generalize, relate to character and setting, identify tone, voice, and mood; makes connections to text.
Listens, responds to, analyzes, gives, and discusses complex instructions, statements, and directions; answers and formulates closed and open-ended questions.
Uses appropriate language structure to interact in discussions and presentations, to problem solve, explain a process, and express opinions integrating comparison and contrast statements to interact in discussions and presentations.
Applies a variety of language patterns and structures to explain texts, discuss topics and themes, express thought on plot development, identify problem and solution, as well as make predictions, inferences, and draw conclusions from listening to a variety of texts and multimedia sources.
Explains the main idea or topic and important details from learned concepts or read alouds of a variety of expository texts, and applies sequence of events to clarify, discuss, and summarize a topic from a variety of texts.

The student uses reading strategies, literary analysis, and critical thinking skills to construct meaning and develop an understanding as well as an appreciation of a variety of genres of both fiction and nonfiction.

Analyzes the text, establishes purpose, identifies author’s purpose, and distinguishes text features to enhance comprehension.
Applies context clues, reference sources, and other vocabulary expansion strategies to assess word meaning using prior knowledge to relate to new meaning; uses prefixes, suffixes, and root words to determine the meaning of unfamiliar, multiple-meaning, and compound words.
Distinguishes main from supporting characters, compares and contrasts characters traits, and explains setting in fiction and nonfiction; distinguishes between first and second person point of view.
Sorts and organizes relevant events, states cause and effect, makes connections, predictions, and inferences, determines problem and solution, and draws conclusions in narrative, expository, and persuasive texts.
Distinguishes between fact and opinion in narrative and expository texts; states and paraphrases main idea or topic, and determines important details.
Uses elements of poetry to identify and interpret genre, imagery, and symbolism.

The student effectively communicates to a variety of audiences in all forms of writing through the use of the writing process, proper grammar, and ageappropriate expressive vocabulary.

Combines sentences and ideas using simple transitional phrases; applies commas and colons to correctly punctuate sentences; identifies phrases and clauses; applies phrases in writing to construct complex sentences.
Classifies and applies the parts of speech; uses vocabulary, accurate spelling,appropriate grammar and syntax in writing.
Applies organizational patterns and the elements of descriptive, narrative, and expository forms to construct a three-paragraph composition.
Uses poetry elements and imagery to develop and write different styles of poems.
Uses basic editing marks and reference sources to revise writing; verifies information; writes a final draft using the writing process.