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All students must meet grade appropriate language arts  standards as defined in the Core Curriculum Content Standards.
Building upon knowledge and skills gained in the preceding grades,
 

Grade 8, students:

17.

Read more than one work by a single author.

18.

Begin to identify common aspects of human existence.

19.

Recognize propaganda and bias in written texts.

20.

Analyze main ideas and supportive details.

21.

Analyze text using patterns of organization, such as cause and effect, comparison and contrast.

22.

Analyze text for the purpose, ideas, and style of the author.

23.

Understand the role of characters, setting, and events in a given literary work.

24.

Understand the concepts of figurative language, symbolism, allusion, connotation, and denotation.

25.

Gather and synthesize data for research from a variety of sources, including print materials, technological resources, observation, interviews, and audiovisual media.

Grade 12, students:

26.

Understand the relationship between contemporary writing and past literary traditions.

27.

Understand that our literary heritage is marked by distinct literary movements and is part of a global literary tradition.

28.

Analyze how the works of a given period reflect historical events and social conditions.

29.

Understand the study of literature and theories of literary criticism.

30.

Understand appropriate literary concepts, such as rhetorical device, logical fallacy, and jargon.

31.

Understand the effect of literary devices, such as alliteration and figurative language, on the reader's emotions and interpretation.

32.

Understand the range of literary forms and content that elicit aesthetic response.

 
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