Academic Standard: Grade

8th Grade
Common Core State Standards
English Language Arts & Literacy
Grade range: 
No grade range
Elements within this Grade
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific
With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well
Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two)